If you are looking for a new food to offer your birds, mealworms are a great choice! They are not only nutritious, but they also attract birds that don’t eat the typical feeder foods, such as sunflower seeds and peanuts. 1,824 more wordsHow To Feed MEALWORMS To Backyard Birds! — Bird Watching HQ
Not only is the title of this post a great book on writing (a classic by Anne Lamott, and definitely worth a read if you find pleasure in connecting words creatively!), it’s also the way I attempt to increase the variety of birds that visit my backyard.
I know creating a secure and well established bird habitat doesn’t happen overnight, so I tweak things here and there – like adding more water or extra shelter – and then rejoice when another bird feels safe enough to stop by.
Like this lovely lady who dropped in last night.
At my last house, Cardinals were so commonplace at the feeders that I took them for granted. But here, I’m having to make some changes to entice them. So I was thrilled when this sweet gal saw me standing there with the camera and still chose to land and perch.
She seemed content…
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How can you attract nesting birds to your yard? Nesting season is one of the most exciting times to be a backyard birder! I love watching different species build homes for their young and seeing the baby birds thrive and leave the nest. 2,333 more words9 Ways to Attract Nesting Birds (AND help them thrive!) — Bird Watching HQ