Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bird Feeders Can Bring Style To Your Yard

You know that it’s spring when you awake to the beautiful sound of chirping backyard birds. It’s fun to watch them busily flitting about, building nests, going through their mating rituals, and even chasing away other species. If you’re fascinated by your seasonal neighbors, you’re certainly not alone. Backyard birding is one of the fastest growing hobbies. In fact, it doesn’t take much effort to make your backyard a friendlier place for your feathered friends – and beautify your home at the same time.

Having a bird feeder in a garden will attract birds and many people enjoy this. Involving wildlife in a garden can make it seem more natural and a more enjoyable place to spend time. You can make you own bird feeder with just a simple coke or soda bottle.

Not everyone has a yard where they can place a birdfeeder. Yet this doesn’t mean they have to miss out on being able to do so. Even people that live in apartments and college dorms can benefit from the use of window bird feeders.

You may live someplace where pets aren’t allowed. You may just feel that you don’t have the time or energy to properly care for them. The next best option though is to set up a window birdfeeder and then enjoy all of the birds that come to feed there. Also drop several handfuls of seed on the ground for the ground feeders.
Unfortunately, there are some non-bird species that are happy to be fed by you, and they don’t care if the birds starve. I am talking about squirrels. If you have ever tried to make your bird feeders squirrel proof, then you know how smart these little critters are.

You can also provide some nesting facilities by strategically hanging birdhouses in the trees in your yard. You may be surprised that some of the birds may adopt your bird houses as their home and return to them every year.
Backyard bird watching can turn into a fun and enjoyable adventure for the whole family if you dedicate some time to this pursuit.

An outdoor bird feeder can bring much joy to just about any outdoor setting, whether it is in the yard, on a patio, or even the garden. Many may think that inviting these birds is just going to encourage them to mess with your garden plants, but in fact it can have the opposite effect. Also, attracting birds into the garden environment can mean that they will start to eat the slugs, worms and other garden pests most gardeners would rather be rid of.

This is just the beginning of the many benefits and joys of having an outdoor bird feeder. Those that don’t often get many birds in their yard will start having a wide variety of birds coming in to take a break, relax and have some lunch or a quick breakfast.

Attract, Support, and Enjoy Wild Backyard Birds.


Nisha said...

wow ths post is adorable the idea of bottle feeders...

Patricia Torres said...

oh yes!! I totally agree with you on this one.. There are some stunning feeders.. but I totally love the bottle idea!!