A. When we leave home for a few days, besides watering the plants and stopping the mail, we often wonder what's going to happen with our birds. Will they go hungry if the feeders go empty? And will they come back?
The good news is that the birds won't go hungry - they'll just fly to another source of food.
And when you return and start filling the feeders again with your high-quality birdfoods, they WILL return. Birds remember where they have found quality food sources and will check them periodically. Be patient if it takes a few days for them to find that their favorite food is available again and only refill the feeders halfway until the birds are back visiting in full force again.
Be sure to read our post about the Top 4 Ways to Feed the Birds When You Go on Vacation.