Garden Bird Feeders
There are a
variety of different types of bird feeders you can put in your
garden to attract many different species of birds. At first it may
take a few weeks for the birds to discover the new bird feeder and
recognize them as a source of food. Eventually they will
notice and frequently fly to and from the feeder and the nest.
Bird feeders are absolutely the best way to attract birds to
your living or gardening space. They are a great way to watch a
variety of different species of birds and a great thing to put
around your area if you do bird watching as a hobby.
Bird feeders are generally easy to take care of and there are
many different types you can use for your garden. The most common
type is called a hanging bird feeder and is usually hung from trees
or on the eaves of a porch or patio.
Another common type is called a stationary bird feeder. If you
live in a windy area they may be more suitable for the birds
because they are typically attached to a pole or tree. Pole bird
feeders help keep cats or other pets away from your bird
If you want to watch birds while in the comfort of your own home
then window bird feeders are the best way to get birds close to
your house. Some types can be attached to the side of your home
right above the window and hang down in front of the window.
If you have a problem with squirrels eating the bird seed from
the feeder then a squirrel proof bird feeder is needed. You may
want to shop around to try and find the best quality squirrel proof
birder because not all live up to what they claim to do. Some
squirrel proof bird feeders twirl from the heavy weight of the
squirrel and subsequently throw the squirrel off or they provide a
tight wire mesh which is big enough for the birds to eat the seed,
but not big enough for the squirrel to get through.
Usually you will see a lot of birds using your feeder during the
winter months because that is when their food source is the lowest.
Much of the activity will depend upon what type of wild bird feeder
you use and how accessible it is.
Whatever type of bird feeder you decide on, it will be an
uplifting and enjoyable experience to watch the different types of
birds use the bird feeder all year long, especially if you’re into
bird-watching as a hobby.
You've heard the saying about a gift that keeps on giving, well,
bird feeders are truly the gift that "keeps on giving" enjoyment
all year long.