Now that we have discussed different types of feeders, let’s talk about what kind of seed is preferred by which species of bird. As previously stated, sunflower seeds are the favorite of chickadees, evening grosbeaks, tufted and plain titmice, nuthatches, blue jays, house finches, purple finches, woodpeckers and cardinals. As long as sunflower seed is available, these birds won’t eat much else at feeders. The attraction is probably due to the fact that they have higher proportions of fat and protein than other common grains. For these reasons it is best to offer pure sunflower seed in separate feeders to prevent these birds from digging through and wasting mixed seed to get to the sunflower seed.
Bird feeders are one of those ornaments which makes an excellent ornaments to a yard regardless of the landscaping design. The mere presence of birds will make the whole panorama come alive right before your own eyes. The tweets and the chirps each birds make will add another dimension to the beauty of the landscape. Now, it does not just appeal to your eyes. It tantalizes your sense of hearing as well.
Do understand the needs of your feeder birds, such as the size of birdhouse, and location of birdhouse.
Birdhouses are basically made in many sizes and with a variety of different wood materials. The birds enjoy a safe haven subject to the outside temperatures and predators and it allows them to nest. Birds always need somewhere to nest, so why not build a variety of wooden birdhouses in different sizes for the birds in your area. A basic wooden birdhouse can be very easy to build, and can also be a fun weekend project.
Whether you merely want the presence of birds to add life to your yard or you thoroughly enjoy watching them at close range, there’s always a good reason to have a bird feeder in your yard. And with excellent homemade bird feeder plans, it is very possible for you to build one yourself to add more personal touch to the structure.
Lastly, you should be more meticulous in your choice of materials for the feeder. If you have to use wood, you have to make sure to use only untreated ones. And do not use paints or any other finishing which may contain arsenic. Otherwise, it will only poison the birds.
Suet feeders are great for feeding birds in the winter time. Suet feeders can be built in a variety of ways so there are a few different types of bird feeder plans that you could follow. The basic principal is to create a small cage suspended from a rope. Animal fat is placed inside of the cage and birds can cling to the cage and pick at the animal fat through the wiring. This design is typically used to attract larger birds.
The importance of a great location to properly install your birdhouse is a big part of your awaited new guests. Once you are done building your birdhouse, you will need to find a good location, that is away from any danger, such as cats, and weather. A good location would be somewhere in your property that doesn’t have to much human activity, but will allow you to view the birds without interference. The birdhouse can be hung on a tree, or mounted to a pole or tree limb, and should be at least 3 to 10 feet high.
The site where you’re going to place the bird feeder matters a lot. It has to somewhere where it can serve its purpose of attracting birds best. Aside from that it has to remain visible to onlookers as well. That is why mounting a feeder several feet above the ground is a good idea.