Hello to my fellow birdwatchers out there! I grew up learning about birds from my grandparents and helping them feed them, and collecting feathers from the ground for crafts. To this day, I always delight in seeing what lands on my feeders.
How to Attract Birds to Your Feeders
Offer a variety of food in different kinds of feeders
If you put out suet cakes for birds, only do it in cooler weather, as suet tends to melt and can go bad when it is hot out.
There are birds that don’t eat seeds at all, like bluebirds and orioles, so put out fruit (orioles) or mealworms (bluebirds)
If you want hummingbirds, mix 4 parts water to 1 part white sugar in a hummingbird feeder, and don’t dye the water as that can harm the birds.
Make sure you clean your feeders regularly and don’t put them out in bushes or other areas where predators can hide to try and catch the birds eating their dinner.
There are suet feeders, tray feeders, finch or nyjer seed feeders, and peanut feeders, all of which attract different birds. Try a couple out and let us know what or who came to dinner.
Water is just as important as food, so put out a bird bath and make sure to clean that as well.
Different Kinds of Birds You Might See on Your Feeder or In Your Yard