Today is day two in a five day series on bringing more birds to your backyard. The first tip was to offer a variety of food. Ready for the second?
TIP TWO: SET UP AN ASSORTMENT OF FEEDERS
You don’t have to go overboard and have, say, 17 feeders…I mean, who does that? Okay – besides me. But if you can place different types of feeders at several locations in your yard, some hung high and others placed closer to the ground, you will attract more birds.
There are lots of wonderful feeders on the market. If you want to spend a bit of money, Brome offers several squirrel buster feeders that I love – I have one for sunflower seeds and another for peanuts. They work great.
But you don’t have to spend much money to please the birds. My most popular feeders are the handiwork of my husband. For example, attached to our deck rail are three troughs made from two inch PVC piping. He painted them brown, cut out the top center portion, and voila…instant feeding trays. We get A LOT of activity at these feeders.
He also drilled holes in a Bradford Pear log and attached wooden dowels for perches. We stuff the holes with Bark Butter (see day one) and then sit back and watch the birds gobble it up.
Try and put your feeders close to branches or bushes. If the birds feel safer, they are more likely to linger longer.