Did you know that Wild Bird Feeding is one of the most popular hobbies in the united states?
Summer is an excellent time to feed your feathered friends in your yard! You get to see them in full plume, filling your yard with activity, and even watch them raise their families. It is fun for all ages! All you need to get started is a birdfeeder and bird seed.
Selecting a Bird Feeder
There are so many types of wild birdfeeders: Earth, Hanging, Nectar, Hopper, Suet, Tube and Platform, to name a few. However, if you are new to wild bird feeding. I suggest that you begin with an affordable seed feeder and a watering well. Seed feeders tend to draw more kinds of birds than other feeders.
If you would like to begin bird feeding on a budget, try the Gadjit Soda Bottle Bird Feeder Kits. The kits are cheap and attach to otherwise discarded plastic soda bottles. There’s also a Watering Well from the line to give a watering source for the birds.
Maintain your birdfeeders in shaded areas. This will help the birds to stay cool and minimize seed spoilage.
1. If you want to lure wild birds into your yard… keep cats inside. With many birds nesting during the Summer time, you want to protect the baby birds that might be just out of the nest.
2. Minimize birds hitting your windows by positioning feeders away from windows and using anti-reflective stickers on the windows.
3. Don’t forget the water! In order to create a backyard habitat for our flying friends, make certain to provide a supply of water for them. Use a watering well or bird bath and try to keep the water clean.
A Few of the Best Summer Bird Foods
You can buy bird seed at wild bird supply stores, Wildlife Removal, grocery stores, pet stores, home improvement stores, and gardening centers. Offering a wide assortment of bird foods will attract a wider selection of bird species to your feeders.
Different Bird Seeds Bring Several Kinds of Birds
Fruit – Attracts Summer Songbirds
Jelly – Attracts Woodpeckers, American Robins, Orioles
Nectar – Attracts Hummingbirds
Thistle (nyjer) – Attracts Finches and Chickadees
Now sit back and revel in the”air show” on your backyard!
For additional information on wild bird feeding, stop by your local wild bird shop.