feeding birds Archive

by: Allen Shaw Birds, birds, birds. They come in all shapes and sizes. They range in type from carnivores to herbivores. Birds have been the stars of their own movies. Birds have taught children the importance of personality over looks. Some are even the leaders of nations. Is it any wonder that bird watching is one of the world’s most practiced hobbies. People from all walks of life enjoy bird watching. Anyone can do it. All it requires is patience, a pair of binoculars and most importantly, a bird feeder. And there are many types. Depending what birds you want to attract will determine what kind of feeder to get. Hummingbird feeders are the most popular and come in two styles; inverted and basin style. [&hellip

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Given the rapidly declining bird populations due to loss of habitat, human-introduced predators and global warming, there are many things you can do to help birds survive. Here are ten little things you can do. Take the excess hair from drains or brushes or your carpet and leave it outside for birds to use as nesting material. This is particularly helpful if you have long hair. Add a board to your suet feeder. Adding a board to a cage suet feeder helps the woodpeckers eat in a more natural way. It gives them a place to hold themselves up with their tail feathers, like they do on trees. You can do this easily yourself with a piece of wood and some eye hooks and a screwdriver or you can purchase a feeder like this or others through Duncraft.  [&hellip

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