Bird Feeding Tips
Tips on attracting and feeding backyard birds.
If you feed them…Part I
Maybe it began for you with the gift of a feeder and a curious chickadee, or with a bag of peanuts and an enthusiastic jay. Or maybe it’s just something you have about now and then. But somehow the idea of feeding your birds has gotten under your skin. So how do you begin the joyous hobby of feeding wild birds?
First and foremost, bring them to you. Offer food, water, shelter and cover, the four essential ingredients for a healthy bird habitat. A good starter feeder will accommodate a wide variety of birds but still fit into space available. Black-oil sunflower seed alone or mixed with other popular seeds will attract most feeder birds. A few nest boxes and a water source will enhance your setting.