Everything you need to feed and attract birds in your backyard
If your favorite hobby is bird watching, why not watch them all the time, right at home? With a bird feeder, you can have birds flocking into your backyard and you can watch them all year round. Read on to find out what you need for this:
Identify a good spot in your garden or backyard. Look for a spot that you can watch from your kitchen or living room window or someplace where you spend a lot of time. And remember, there will be a lot of mess from bird droppings, so the spot should be in a place that’s easy to clean. The feeder should be conveniently placed near a door or window so you can fill it and should be out of reach to squirrels. Separate feeders with different seeds will attract a variety of birds.
Birds that come to your feeder
The species of birds that are attracted by your feeder depends on the kind of seeds you offer. A nectar dry mix attracts a large number of birds of different species. All birds are fond of sunflower seeds but some have specific preferences. You can choose a particular species to your feeder with the seeds you offer. Some like millet, some like peanuts, black oil sunflower and safflower attract white-throat ed sparrows and doves and cardinals.
When the birds are feeding from the feeder, they kick out or drop a lot of seeds. A lot of seeds end up on the ground and get contaminated with droppings and attracts rodents. A bird seed guard helps keep the seeds inside feeders or cages. Mesh guards have a nice fit that helps control mess and come in various designs. Or you can get guards that can be customized to your requirements.