How to Feed Wild Birds
Feeding wild birds can be quite hard to do, especially if you don’t have the right expertise and knowledge. This is why we have created a simple and helpful tutorial that comes with a few pointers related to feeding wild bird the right way. With the help of bird seed feeders you can have the opportunity to observe them from a distance.
However, it’s important to know that not all types of bird seeds are the same, in fact there are numerous categories to know about. First of all, there are the cardinals which come with small and large finches which are usually harder to grab away and most of the time birds will eat them at the feeder. Chickadees, nuthatches and others are more suitable eating away from the feeder, mainly because these can be split in half. Other birds prefer proso millet, nectar and so on.
You can choose to buy nectar or to create it yourself, as this helps you attract birds a lot easier. Usually, nectar has four parts of warm water to only a single part of sugar, as this will help you achieve the necessary appeal.
Depending on the birds you feed, they might like other kinds of bird food too, some like insects, others want suet, but all of them need water.
It’s also important to get the right feeder too. You need to look for a feeder that is easy to clean and fill, who doesn’t have some sharp edges and who protects the seeds from rain. A good feeder also protects the seeds since it offers drainage and can also dispense the bird seed. Of course, the most important thing here is that it has to be sturdy and it won’t be easy to damage.
Cleaning the bird seed feeders is also important. Using some water and a brush you should have no problem getting any residues out of the feeder and making it clean once again. Be sure to brush as good as you can, since keeping the place clean is very important. If you feed small birds, remember to use some tube feeders, as this is essential in this regard. Feeding garden birds is a wonderful thing to do, and keeping their feeding environment clean is also a necessity as well.
When you setup bird seed feeders, you want it to be placed next to the window so you can spot the birds with ease. Alongside that, you need to protect them from the wind and thus putting it near a tree or a bush is a good way to do that. Lastly, place it somewhere that is safe from cats and dogs.
Lastly, if you want to keep the predators at bay you need to keep the feeder as close as possible to dense foliage as this will protect it from predators, and also try to use a tube feeder or a small one that any other predator cannot access. Adding some plastic protection to the feeder won’t hurt, as this will protect it from squirrels or other animals that might attack it.
These are the most important things that you need to know when it comes to feeding wild birds. Try to use these pointers in order to improve the way you feed your birds and protect them at the same time, and you will definitely appreciate the results that come out of it!