Bird bath, bird home, andA bird feeder are all essentials in keeping your feathered friends happy. Hereas how you can have the best bird bath, bird house, and bird refuge on the block!
Bird Bath To Attain Your Backyard A Destination For Birds
Arenat wild birds simply awesome? Chirping beautiful songs in the morning as you wake up, visiting your bird bath in the evening for a little bath, nesting in the birdhouse you made yourselfa | doesnat that sound astonishing? To me it does, and to some of you it probably does too, for others, you only donat understand the pleasure. Why donat you merely hang up a bird feeder and watch for yourself how those little-feathered souls turn their own lives around towards the best!
1. Hang Up A Bird Feeder
There is a reason why bird feeders are the most popular item bought to attract birds. Birds love feeders. Who doesnat love free food? Imagine: coming to your bird home after a fly at the beach and visiting a eatery for free on your way there. Youad feel like royalty, wouldnat you? If you go to a local hardware store or pet store, youall discover a huge variety of feeders. Some have suction cups so they can get stuck to windows, others have rods so they can get attached to posts or walls.
Then there are suet feeders. They are like cakes made from beef fat and usually have seeds added. They are very nutritious and high in protein, and from my experience, birds like suet feeders more than normal feeders! Most people buy little boxes made from chicken wire to slip the suet inside.
Do not put up feeders close to windows because birds will be scared of you and wonat visit them. You also donat want them to crash into your window, this is not good for the bird. Also avoid hanging them where rainfall water will collect and pour down, as bird seeds will rot if they get wet. Make sure to clean your feeder with mild soap every time you add seeds.
2. Add A Bird Bath
Most people think that bird baths are useless to attract birds, as the only purpose they serve is for decoration. That is incorrect! Birds love bird baths almost as much as bird feeders. Actually, birds require the bird baths just as much as seeds! Birds need to bathe because bugs cling to them and could be deadly. Birds also need to stay hydrated. These are two reasons why birds need bird baths!
Just keep in mind that bird baths arenat deep, and if youare planning on making one yourself, make it shallow 1 inch to 3 inches max.
A bird bath should be placed in a sunny region, preferably near a food source such as grass or a feeder. The reason for this is because birds enjoy a drink of water before and after having food. Birds are also very clean animals so they enjoy having a little bathe after having food.
Make sure that a bird bath is placed as far away from your birdhouse or nesting box as possible, as birds donat nest in places where birds visit often. As I mentioned before, bird baths are very important. They offer water, a place to bathe and relax, and it can double as a very beautiful feature to your yard!
The ones the hell is built to be hung up are usually merely a shallow plate with string. Some are built for standing on the ground. These ones are usually about 2 feet in height. And have one thin leg with a plate on top. The water added to bird baths should be chlorine free. Change the water every week, and rinse with a hose. Do not use soap!
The problem with bird baths is that mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water and they reproduce within days! To stop this, you can buy little tablets made to add to water. Some are okay for animals and others arenat. Make sure to check the label, as those that are dangerous for animals can kill birds!
3. Build Birdhouses Or Nesting Boxes
I hate seeing birds fly out of my backyard, and Iam sure most people do, too. But there is a simple solution, construct the birdies a home! That route they can live in your backyard! If you want to add bird houses to your backyard, you have three options.
Option 1: Buy A Bird House That Has Already Been Made
Some of these are made for decoration, they arenat liked by birds, and they probably wonat nest in their own homes. Then there are other ones which are expensive, but birds love them! They usually are made of wood, arenat painted, and have a hood so the house doesnat get wet from the rain.
Option 2: Buy A DIY Bird House Kit
These simply are generally be available at craft stores. And just like with the first choice, some can be cheap but not good and others can be expensive but very good. The kit will contain pieces of timber( already cut into the pieces you need ), nails, and all the building materials.
Option 3: Attain One Yourself
Most of the bird homes Iave get Iave stimulated myself, and birds like them the most.
A good bird home shoulda |
Have ventilation slots Have a hood/ roof from the rainfall Be made from non-treated timber Have a doorway or removable wall( so it can be opened and cleaned by humen if needed ). American Holly Black Cherry Cascara Buckthorn Mountain Ash Dogwood; Silky, Flowering, Gray, RedA Osier, etc Pin Cherry Red Mulberry White Mulberry Serviceberry Flowering Dogwood Hackberry Hawthorns Madrone Red Cedar Sour Gum Eastern Red Cedar Blackberry, Raspberry Chokeberry Chokecherry Dogwood shrubs Elderberry Shadbush Snowberry Viburnums Bayberry Blackhawk Cotoneaster Highbush Cranberry Holly Mistletoe Sumac Highbush blueberry Nannyberry Winterberry Pond Fountain Mini waterfall( a normal one wouldnat fit, right ?)