A fellow blogger recently asked if I would write a post and share some ideas on how to attract backyard birds. As I pondered her request, and brain-stormed a bit, five thoughts came to mind – some quite basic and others a little more creative. Instead of writing one long rambling post, I decided to share a tip a day for the next five days. So, without further ado…
TIP ONE: OFFER A VARIETY OF FOOD
I know that sounds like common sense, but if you offer a variety of food choices you will attract a variety of birds. My backyard is basically a bird buffet, but there are four “must haves” that I put out every day:
1) Black oil sunflower seeds
2) Peanuts (straight off the grocery store shelf)
3) Bark Butter ( a suet type spread that is sold at Wild Birds Unlimited – the birds LOVE this stuff!)
4) A quality seed mixture. I use the National Audubon Society’s Supreme Blend, which I pick up at the local Walmart.
I promise…if you put these out, you will have happy birds!
5 thoughts on “Bringing Birds to Your Backyard – Day One”
Your photo of the Blue Birds is just super. It was taken at just the right time, love it!
Great food tips.
Mom and Dad add dried meal worms, peanut butter nuggets and a fruit and nut blend of seeds but then this house is “for the birds”
Thanks for doing this! I love the way you presented each of the recommendations.
My pleasure…later this week I’ll post a picture of the waterfall you wanted to see. 🙂
Great photos! I especially like the bluebirds.
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