There is so much more than simply erecting bird feeders, that you can do to bring wild birds up close for hours of exciting viewing. There is lots to learn about birds that will amaze you.
For instance, did you know that a bird bath will attract wild birds easier and faster than a bird feeder? Plus if you add movement to the water your feathered friends will not be able to resist your invitation. And a bath will draw birds who normally would not be attracted to a seed feeder.
Bird houses are another avenue to attract wild birds for close-up viewing. It is a wonderful experience to watch adult birds care for and raise their young.
Choosing the right bird feeder can assist your efforts to attract various types of birds to your backyard. Whether a Hummingbird, Bluebird or Cardinal, is your favorite bird, or you just want any type of bird, we will provide the information necessary to help you populate your garden space with beautiful birds by helping you choose the right feeders.
Your first feathered visitor to your bird feeders is a special exhilarating experience. This feeling does not end after the first visitor either, but continues with the second and third...
A new type of wild bird you have never seen before at your bird feeder (should I run for my bird identification book!) or just watch.
Your first young family of finches having their first bath in your bird bath
A Hummingbird flitting about your garden in all directions and even feeding from your hand!
The list of exhilarating moments can go on and on. Songbirds at your bird feeders are awesome, but be careful!
But, “Why be careful?” you ask?
All bird supplies, including bird feeders and houses should come with the warning:
“Wild bird feeding can be addictive!”
Many hours can pass by while you are entertained and in feeling good by your feathered friends and their antics.
Of course it’s not an “addiction” in the negative, destructive sense. It is a healthy, cherished and positive hobby, watching and learning about birds.
A pastime that enhances your life in so many ways. That has certainly been my experience. One that I am now passing on to my family and eagerly sharing with you.
You will have problems from time to time to resolve. You may have found this site because you were looking for solutions to a problem. We will help you with that and help you to enjoy this wonderful hobby.
√ What to look for in bird feeders?
√ Squirrels, raccoons, bears and the number one wild bird predator !*#?
√ Large piles of uneaten seed under your feeder!
√ Starlings and Blackbirds invading your yard, during migration seasons.√ How to attract the birds you want to see in your yard? √ How to keep hummingbird feeders clean to prevent disease? √ What type of bird house should I put up? √ What type of birding binoculars should I choose for bird watching?
There is a vast amount of birding equipment, books and other excellent products available.
There are many outstanding manufacturers and distributors in the birding industry such as Duncraft, Achla, Allied Precision, Brome Bird Care, Droll Yankee, Aspects Feeders, Heritage Farms, Homestead, Perky Pet, Songbird Essentials, Woodlink "Audubon Series" and many more. You may not be aware that the Cornell Lab of Ornithology also produces fine birding accessories.
I'll pass on what I learned from decades of feeding birds and owning a wild bird nature store. I'll share my experiences using great products and what customers told me.
You are invited to explore this web site to find out more about birds and the many aspects of backyard bird feeding and bird watching. I hope you will find this web site both educational and entertaining.
I have learned a great deal from my own experience, from fellow bird watchers and from customers when I had my wild bird store. (But remember this is a work in progress. There is much more to come, please stop by often.)
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This clip is a burst of pictures I took of a Goldfinch pair building an intricate nest in our beautiful Pee Gee Hydrangea. Continue to watch the rest of the
Great Goldfinch Adventure.