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!