Did you know that Wild Bird Feeding is among the most popular hobbies in the united states?
Summer is an excellent time to feed your feathered friends in your lawn! You get to see them in full plume, filling your yard with activity, and even watch them raise their families. It’s fun for all ages! All you need to get started is a birdfeeder and bird seed.
Choosing a Bird Feeder
There are so many forms of wild birdfeeders: Ground, Hanging, Nectar, Hopper, Suet, Tube and Platform, to name a few. But if you’re new to wild bird feeding. I suggest that you start with an affordable seed feeder and a watering well. Seed feeders tend to attract more kinds of birds compared to other feeders.
If you would like to start bird feeding on a budget, try the Gadjit Soda Bottle Bird Feeder Kits. The kits are inexpensive and attach to otherwise discarded plastic soda bottles. There’s also a Watering Well in the line to provide a watering source for the birds.
Summer Bird Feeding Tips
Maintain your birdfeeders in shaded areas. This will help the birds to keep cool and minimize seed spoilage.
1. If you wish to lure wild birds into your yard… keep cats inside. With many birds nesting throughout the Summer season, you want to protect the baby birds that may be just out of the nest.
2. Minimize birds hitting your windows by placing feeders away from windows and using anti-reflective stickers on the windows.
3. Don’t forget the water! So as to create a backyard habitat for our flying friends, be sure to provide a source of water for them.
Some of the Best Summer Bird Foods
You can buy bird seed at wild bird supply stores, grocery stores, pet stores, home improvement stores, and gardening centers. Offering a wide assortment of bird foods will bring in a wider selection of bird species to your feeders.
Different Bird Seeds Bring Various Types of Birds
Jelly – Attracts Woodpeckers, American Robins, Orioles
Nectar – Attracts Hummingbirds
Mealworms – Attracts Bluebirds, Wrens, Warblers
Thistle (nyjer) – Attracts Finches and Chickadees
Now sit back and enjoy the”air show” in your own backyard!
For further information on wild bird feeding, stop by your local Animal Removal office.