Category: Birds

20 Plants Your Goldfinches Will Love

Talk about an eye grabber! I love the striking contrast of bright yellow and black that is a male Goldfinch. When they change from drab yellow-green in the spring to their beautiful, happy summer plumage, I know warm weather is definitely on the way. Plant any or all of these to encourage your goldfinches to …

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Wild Birds and Squirrels: Pals of Necessity

There’s a definite symbiosis between these two totally different species. Squirrels are land and tree based animals that thrive in forest, urban and suburban settings containing food trees like pines, oaks and walnuts. They are world-class acrobats with a talent for climbing trees and branches with dexterity and dispatch. On the other hand, birds are …

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3 Easy Steps to a Delightful Bird Seed Garden

Wild bird habitats have been shrinking rapidly, but it’s easy to help restore some of that essential area right in your own backyard. So let’s get started! 1. Make a Plan Decide on the size and shape of the area you will be planting. For a backdrop and built-in bird gathering area, a section or two …

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Attracting Friendly Chickadees

Chickadees are one of the easiest birds to attract to your garden and to hand feed. Entice them to come close by holding out your outstretched hand with some chopped up peanuts or walnuts in your palm. Or attract them to your bird feeders with peanut kernels, black oil or gray striped sunflower seeds, or …

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Simple Ways to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

A lot of people think that hanging out a quick hummingbird feeder is enough to encourage hummers into their gardens. While hummingbirds will stop by and eat from these feeders, they tend to quickly move on to more welcoming gardens. Creating an ideal garden for hummingbirds offers more than just food. They offer all of …

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Attracting Hummingbirds Using Colorful Perennials

Are you wondering how to attract hummingbirds naturally? Maybe you have thought about what type of plants or shrubs you like to occupy that part of your yard that will help prime your hummingbird feeder. Here are some plant and shrub ideas that you may want to consider when attracting hummingbirds to your neck of …

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Sometimes A Bird Table Isn’t Enough

Most gardens have a bird table and you would be forgiven for thinking that is all you need to attract birds into your garden. However, there is much more to it than simply putting food out on a bird table. There are three essential things you need to provide in order to encourage the many …

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Attracting Mourning Doves to Bird Feeders

Attracting Mourning Doves, sometimes called just Doves or Rock Pigeons, etc…, is an easy activity. Doves are year round residents throughout most of the US and summer in southern Canada as well. It is a popular bird found at most feeding stations, typically in small flocks. Getting doves to feed at a station is simple …

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