Bird Feeders

Bird Feeders–Using Them to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Bird Feeders–Using Them to Attract Birds to Your Yard

There is no sweeter sound to be heard in a garden then that of chirping birds enjoying the environment.  During the winter months, when a person is closed inside the house, nothing brightens up a day as watching birds enjoying a meal at your bird feeder.  And this sentiment is shared by over 70 million people in the United States and Canada.

By providing food and shelter to these feathered creatures, these considerate humans are playing an important role in helping birds survive at a time when the bird population is taking a beating.

By knowing what plants satisfy birds, it becomes quite easy to attract them into a yard.  Grosbeaks and cedar waxwings look for an assortment of berries.  Goldfinches like their thistle, chickadees look for sunflowers, hummingbirds search for nectar and blue jays, of course, like to pick through compost piles.  Birds, will, of course, hang out anywhere where they can find a good habitat and an assortment of feeders.

Other birds prefer the cover of dense shrubs.

Also, important to keep in mind is that birds need access to water year-round for preening their feathers to ensure good insulation and drinking.  An outdoor water fountain, bird bath or pond can be an attractive garden accent and, at the same time, an important habitat feature.

Another consideration that must be made is in the styles of feeders.  An assortment of several types will provide you with more of an assortment of feathered visitors.  For instance, chickadees will eat from almost any feeder, including the palm of your hand.  Other types of birds will, only, eat from a specific type of perch, feeding port or roof.  The more of a variety of feeders provided guarantees a wider variety of visitors.

Feeders come in three primary types: platform, suet and elevated perching feeders.  Platform feeders, which are, generally, situated at or a little above ground level, will attract a variety of ground-feeding birds such as cardinals and sparrows.  Suet is a rendered beef-fat that attracts insect-eating birds such as nuthatches, chickadees and woodpeckers.  Perching feeders, usually, have one or more seed ports with a perch.  They are, usually, hung 5 to 6 feet off the ground.  These types of feeders serve the culinary needs of finches, chickadees, blue jays and grosbeaks.  Most perching feeders are designed to hold various seed mixtures.  Thistle seed, the preferred food of finches, has a fine texture and, consequently, requires a feeder designed, specifically, for that seed.

If providing more than one feeder in your yard, separating them will encourage more birds to feed at the same time.

There is much pleasure to be found for the price of a feeder and a few pounds of bird feed.  Either way, this activity can become a life-saver for a lot of feathery friends and a source of joy for the caretaker.  We carry a large selection of bird houses, bird feeders, indoor/outdoor water fountains and garden statuary to beautify your home and environs.  There is something for every taste and every pocket.  Come check us out.

Mary Fesio is the owner and webmaster of www.FeedersFountainsAndBirdhouses.com. This is a website that offers a large variety of quality bird houses, bird feeders, garden statuary, indoor water fountains and outdoor water fountains for every taste and decor. Prices are exceptional. Browsers are welcome.


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Squirrel Proofing Bird Feeders – Techniques to Birdproof Feeders

Squirrel Proofing Bird Feeders – Techniques to Birdproof Feeders

There are really 2 basic approaches to keeping squirrels out of your bird feeder.  The first is to simply try to block them from getting to the feeder.  There are two common types of feeders that do that.

Baffled Bird Feeder – By simply restricting access to the the food in the feeder, you frustrate them and they move off.  The advantage to using a baffle is that it more or less separates the squirrel proof barrier from the feeder itself, so that the bird have free access to the bird seed, and any size bird can still use the feeder.  This is often the more aesthetic approach.  This is often done by pole mounting the feeder, and putting the baffle on the pole.  Other types use a hanging arrangement and the baffle forms a roof over the feeder.

The disadvantage of this approach is that squirrels can leap large distances, and are incredibly agile climbers, so that they will often find a way to land on the actual feeder and bypass the baffling.  With the top mounted feeder you may also find a squirrel smart enough to climb down and cause the feeder to swing, and while they may not gain access to the feeder itself they can cause the bird food to spill to the ground, where they can get all the food they want.

Caged Bird Feeders – Another very common solution is to use a caged feeder.  These are easy to spot, the construction includes some type of cage around the actual feeder area.  It’s a fairly open mesh, and in fact a tube style caged feeder looks similar to an electronic bug zapper with the open mesh surrounding the tube.

Caged feeders are better at keeping the squirrels out of the feeder, but they can still get to it and scare off the birds that are trying to use the feeder.  This is often the case when you are trying to attract smaller birds.

The second approach to getting rid of squirrels in your bird feeder is to move them out.  The much more effective types of squirrel proof feeders are those that cause the squirrel to fall off or be thrown from the feeder.  There are two types of those feeders as well,  weight activated feeders and the battery powered or electronic motorized feeders.  While this won’t harm the squirrels they are fun to watch in action.

To see more on squirrel proof feeders, or other ideas like squirrel baffles for your bird feeders, or other birding accessories like bird baths go to birdfeederz.com


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Bird Feeders–Their Contribution to Bird Watching

Bird Feeders–Their Contribution to Bird Watching

If you have ever engaged in bird watching, you know that it is an activity that will fill your day with the sheer pleasure and entertainment provided by playing and fluttering of these marvelous creatures with their whimsical nature.  If you have never noticed many birds in your backyard, there are a few things you can try in order to attract them.  You will be amazed how many different species you will be able to see.  By including into your backyard décor a few bird houses, bird baths and several different kind of feeders, you will soon be enjoying a theatre like no other. 

One thing that birds really appreciate is a bird bath where they can wade and splash around.  You can choose from bird baths that are, rather, conventional or you can try something created using modern technical advances, such as solar powered fountains of some sort.  Wild birds such as hummingbirds, robins, thrushes and warblers are attracted to moving water.  These species will not come to an ordinary fountain.  Besides attracting wild birds, water fountains, also, make a terrific garden décor that can become a gathering place for family and friends—a nice place to sit back and relax.

The next accessory you will want to add to your yard is a bird house.  By adding a bird house, you will, greatly increase, the chances of a bird nesting in it.  Birds will, not only, frequent your bird house occasionally, but they may, just decide, to make it the place where they decide to raise their young family.  What a treat—to be able to see the fledglings begin to test their flight wings!  Not only are bird houses practical accessories for bringing birds to your yard but they, also, serve as beautiful garden decors and conversational pieces.  The large selection available will make it possible to show off your own individual decorative style.

The last major addition you can add to develop your area for bird watching is a bird seed feeder.  Most bird feeders come in one of three different styles.  Tube bird feeders are cylindrically-shaped with a place to land near the hole that lets the food come out.  These type of feeders are ideal for a large variety of seeds, as long as the opening are wide enough to let the seeds pass.  Hopper feeders serve species that shy away for tray and tube feeders but for smaller birds, tray feeders are the style of choice.  If you are not set on any particular species of bird you would like to see in your yard and are willing to enjoy any species that cares to visit, you would be served well to invest in a general wild bird seed.  A mixture of various bird seed will appeal to many species of birds.  If you are looking to attract a particular species, you will have to investigate what seed is the favorite of that particular species.

If you are willing to invest in, at least, one of each of these three pieces for birds, you will soon find you will have feathered friends making your backyard a favorite hang-out and you will find yourself with a new, delightful recreation.

Mary Fesio is the owner and webmaster of http://www.FeedersFountainsAndBirdhouses.com. This is a website that offers a large variety of quality bird houses, bird feeders, garden statuary, indoor water fountains and outdoor water fountains for every taste and decor. Prices are exceptional. Browsers are welcome.


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Learn how to glue and nail the pieces for a bird feeder plan from an expert birdhouse builder in this free yard crafts video. Expert: Bob Olsen Bio: Bob Olsen began making birdhouses 15 years ago and it has grown into a craft. His birdhouses are constructed from old sheds and barn wood that is in most cases as much as 100 years old. Filmmaker: Mike Phillips

Mills Brothers Fruit, Nut & Berry Premium Wild Bird Mix in Easy Pour & Store Container

Mills Brothers Fruit, Nut & Berry Premium Wild Bird Mix in Easy Pour & Store Container

  • Formulated to attract the largest variety of North American song birds
  • Nutritious mix featuring red wheat and tree nuts provides carbohydrates and protein
  • Easy to store and pour container for no waste or mess
  • Sealed in freshness
  • Convenient feeder or tray filling

A premium mix of white Proso millet, sunflower chips, black oil sunflower seed, red wheat, safflower, peanut pickouts, tree nuts, dried papaya, raisins and dried cherries and cranberries. Formulated to attract the largest variety of song birds, this nutritious mix gives birds needed carbohydrates, protein and fat. Packaged in an easy to pour from storable container. A convenient no mess way to fill feeders and sealed for freshness so there’s no waste.

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How do you get birds to come to a bird feeder?

Question by Bill Joe: How do you get birds to come to a bird feeder?
I put up a bird feeder two weeks ago and I still have no birds. What can I do to make them come?

Best answer:

Answer by Charles D. M.
Sprinkle a little bit of wild bird seed mix on the ground, a driveway or a piece of plywood so that they can see it. They will discover the feeder.

What do you think? Answer below!

HappyBirdHuts.com is the Online Nesting Place for Bird Lovers


Edwardsburg, MI (PRWEB) November 23, 2008

In some homes, gardens and backyards can fall by the wayside and into disrepair. Fixing up a garden can start with simple duties such as planting seed for a lawn, but once the basics are taken care of, the next best step is to add pieces of décor. Dorothy Dollins knows this, which is why she started www.HappyBirdHuts.com.

Dollins founded her site in June 2008 and went with the classic example of décor, birdhouses. “I love the outdoors and when you go to stores, they have very little selection in birdhouses,” she said. “I started doing research on birdhouses and there was not a lot of variety.”

When she began building the catalog for her site, Dollins added traditional birdhouses, as well as unique pieces such as modern-inspired bird baths and ready-to-paint birdhouses.

“Kids like to decorate and paint,” said Dollins of the birdhouses. “With kids, if you allow them to decorate birdhouses and let them get a sense of nature, they’ll fall in love with the outdoors.”

It’s variety like this that makes HappyBirdHuts.com such a great coup for all fans of birds. “Different birds like to eat differently,” said Dollins. “Different houses and bird feeders will draw finches, blue birds, robins, all types of different birds.”

With tips like this, Dollins is a very important resource for all things beaked and winged, which is why she is in the process of developing a new newsletter. Some of information in the newsletter will transfer over to her blog, www.WoodenBirdHouseBlog.com.

“I want the blog to be something that people can check out every week. I want it to be an information source,” said Dollins.

New projects such as her newsletter and blog have also inspired Dollins to expand her current catalog to include more bird baths, as well as additional birdhouses.

Thanks to Dorothy Dollins, gardens and backyards no longer have to look like some dirt and rocks; it can include some chirping friends and a beautiful birdhouse or two.

About the Company:

HappyBirdHuts.com is owned and operated by Dorothy Dollins. The site has contributed birdhouses and feeders to a retirement center in her native Michigan.

Contact Information:

Dorothy Dollins

www.HappyBirdHuts.com

(269) 663-2229

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How To Maintain Garden Bird Feeders

How To Maintain Garden Bird Feeders

As garden bird feeder a constant device placed out to supply bird food and the succes of a bird feeder to attract birds that depends upon its placement and the kinds of seeds offered different species and to have different preferences. Garden bird feeders is a year round that is not only enjoyable but also helpful to some feathered friends who may need a little help during certain times of the year although this is a hard-pressed with nesting benefit from feeding as do their young who often come to the feeders.

Mostly garden bird feeders is to supply seeds such as Millet, Sunflower with oil and striped, Safflower, Thistle and rapeseed or canola seed to seed-eating birds. Bird feeders are often used for home as bird wathcing and many people keep webscams trained on feeders where birds often congregate and bird feeders are actually hung from a bird tables but there are other options, for some way it may be suspended from brackets or hooks that fit over tree branches and others may be attached to windows using suckers. However, during the breeding season you can help your garden visitors by leaving out your dining table leftovers as well as regular seed and feed plus a dish of water.

Indeed, garden bird feeders have important consideration in maintaining feeders, feed care should place enough birdseed into the feeder that birds can consume in two or three days, this will help to prevent the accumulation of wet and molding seeds, next is cleaning feeders this will help protect birds from disease by keeping your feeders clean, you should avoid overcrowding of feeders by placing numerous feeders from several feet apart, then keep feeding area and feeders clean, keep food storage containers dry and free of mold and fungus. You have to chose healthy feed because, when you place bird feeders in your garden, its like you’re creating a small restaurant and inviting birds to dine, it may be fast food or gourment just be sure to provide plenty of space for your guests and simply provide several feeders and place them at various heights and distance so the birds won’t be look crowd. Consider the protection against heat and cold houses that must be made well with adequate lumber so that young birds are protected from getting chances of too hot or too cold of the weather. You also have to onsider the ventilation during the nesting season, it’s important for the nest to have adequate ventilation and this is well made houses under the leaves or roof ventilation in order to protect nests from overheating. Lastly the house maintenance, at the end of the nesting season, it is necessary to clean out the houses before leaving or storing for the winter. The insects or parasites may still be  the debris and must be eleminated so that a nest may be safely built the next season, just make sure that your birdhouses has an easy access panel door for cleaning.

Nature Lovers Launch New Blog


Homestead, FL (PRWEB) January 2, 2009

Last August when Laura Kelly started her new site, www.BirdsSquirrelsN.com, she did so with the intention of helping other outdoors enthusiasts.

“We love the outdoors,” said Kelly. “We love to camp and hike; in fact, my backyard is a certified wildlife habitat. When I go to stores, I seem to have trouble finding the things that I need and I thought, ‘Well, if I can’t find what I’m looking for, how can other people?’”

Kelly’s persistence and need to help others resulted in BirdsSquirrelsN.com, a comprehensive website that features supplies for sale, as well as informative tips for other nature lovers.

From bird feeders to binoculars, the site carries a wide array of items that is perfect for anyone who wishes to turn their backyard into a sanctuary. “I’ll be adding more as we go along. I’m choosing what’s on my site very carefully,” explained Kelly.

“I try to get unique stuff,” she continued. “I have a bee house and I’m trying to add a bat house.”

Along with expanding her product line, Kelly has also added a new blog, www.BirdsSquirrelsNInfo.com, to her site.

A natural extension of the tip section of her website, the blog will go over additional hints and tips that are provided through BirdsSquirrelsN.com.

Unlike big box retailers, Kelly’s longtime involvement with cultivating her own backyard habitat, as well as a longtime camper and all-around nature aficionado has made her website far more unique than a run-of-the-mill web store with low grade products and zero imagination. In many ways, BirdsSquirrelsN.com is a true-to-heart mom and pop store realized on the internet.

“If people have questions about our products or need help with specific animals, like a deer going into their yards, I can answer those questions for them,” she said with a bit of laugh.

About the Company:

BirdsSquirrelsN.com is owned and operated by Laura Kelly. The company specializes in helping people achieve the optimal nature-friendly backyard and/or garden.

Contact Information:

Laura Kelly

www.BirdsSquirrelsN.com

(866) 478-5368

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Birdscapes® 368 Sunflower Garden Lantern Feeder, 5 lb capacity

Birdscapes® 368 Sunflower Garden Lantern Feeder, 5 lb capacity

  • Holds 5 lb of seed
  • Sure-LockTM cap system and squirrel proof wire hanger
  • Bird preferred U-shaped perches

The Birdscapes® Sunflower Garden Lantern holds up to 5 lbs. of seed, has 4 feeding stations, durable powder coat finish, squirrel-proof wire hanger, Sure-Lock cap system (which keeps squirrels out) and bird-preferred U-shaped perches. The four perch/feeding station set-up, coupled with the anti-squirrel technology makes this feeder one of the most economical and convenient on the market! The transparent seed compartment makes it easy to monitor seed levels and keep your feeder clean! Remember to clean your feeder once every two weeks with mild soap and water solution. Feeder can be hung. Birdscapes® is the leading supplier of Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Birdscapes® Wild Bird Feeder models lure the bird in pursuit of seed—providing you with hours of joy as random wild birds flock to feed in your yard.

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Bird Feeders: An Innovative Way To Attract The Birds

Bird Feeders: An Innovative Way To Attract The Birds

People, who love the chirping of birds and their presence, make a special system for the feeding of birds, known as Bird Feeders. They come in various shapes and sizes depending upon the types of birds which you want to feed and have around you.

Window bird feeders are meant to be placed on the window of your house. You can place the Window Bird Feeders either on the projection of your window or simply hang it there. These can be attached with the help of suction cups. The Window Bird Feeders are available in two types. In the first type, there will be a thin glass between you and the birds, whereas the second one comes without glass. In the latter type, one has to be more careful for the safety of birds from predators and children. But the advantage is that you can enjoy the vivid sounds of birds more clearly.

Wild bird feeders are also very popular and attract the wild birds. For setting up wild bird feeders, one should know the species of birds to be attracted towards feeders. Proper space, comfortable set up and the quality food is also essential. Once, the wild bird feeders are placed properly, the view of birds offered is truly amazing and remarkably soothing. Many people opt for Bird Feeder Poles, where the set up is attached at the top of pole. It normally attracts small birds. The Bird Feeder Pole comes in kits which can be attached to normal bird feeders.

Many people opt for Bird Feeder Poles, where the set up is attached at the top of pole. It normally attracts small birds. The Bird Feeder Pole comes in kits which can be attached to normal bird feeders.

Author bio: Duncraft is a trusted name for selling quality Bird Feeders with marvelous designs and colors. It lets you bestow your house a beautiful corner of birds which will prove to be favorite corner for your children, friends and everyone else in your family.


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Learn how to glue and nail the pieces for a bird feeder plan from an expert birdhouse builder in this free yard crafts video. Expert: Bob Olsen Bio: Bob Olsen began making birdhouses 15 years ago and it has grown into a craft. His birdhouses are constructed from old sheds and barn wood that is in most cases as much as 100 years old. Filmmaker: Mike Phillips
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