Did you know that Wild Bird Feeding is among the most popular hobbies in the USA?
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 action, and even see them raise their families. It’s fun for all ages! All you have to get started is a birdfeeder and bird seed.
Selecting a Bird Feeder
There are so many types of wild birdfeeders: Ground, Hanging, Nectar, Hopper, Suet, Tube and Platform, to name a few. They range in cost from $3.00 to over $100.00. But if you are new to wild bird feeding. I suggest that you start with a reasonable seed feeder and a watering well. Seed feeders tend to draw more types of birds compared to other feeders.
If you want to start 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 is 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 keep cool and minimize seed spoilage.
1. If you want to lure wild birds into your yard… keep cats indoors. With many birds nesting throughout the Summer time, you need to protect the baby birds that might be just out of the nest.
2. Minimize birds hitting your windows by placing feeders away from windows and using anti-reflective decals on the windows.
3. Do not forget the water! So as to create a backyard habitat for our flying friends, be sure to provide a source of water for them. Use a watering well or bird bath and try to keep the water clean.
Some of the Best Summer Bird Foods
You can purchase bird seed at wild bird supply stores, grocery stores, pet stores, home improvement stores, and gardening centers. Offering a wide range of bird foods will attract a wider range of bird species to your feeders.
Different Bird Seeds Bring Several Kinds of Birds
Fruit – Attracts Summer Songbirds
Nectar – Attracts Hummingbirds
Thistle (nyjer) – Attracts Finches and Chickadees
Now sit back and enjoy the”air show” on your backyard!
For additional information on wild bird feeding, stop by your local Wildlife Control office.