DINNER? IT'S FOR THE BIRDS!
Hi! We have talked a bit about bird houses. Now let's look at what we can do to help provide the birds with food. Bird feeding isn't just a winter activity; it might surprise you to learn that even in spring, food is still scarce for our feathered friends.
The temperatures are usually cool enough that many insect populations haven't emerged, and that's sad news for those birds who eat insects. Also, the fruit eating birds won't see their favorite foods naturally appearing until harvest!
Plus, everyone is always so eager to get outdoors as soon as Spring arrives, that it is the perfect time to get yourself involved with bird feeding and bird watching. Then, by the time winter arrives, those birds who over-winter in your area will know where the food is.
Of course, it will be up to YOU to keep their dinner table supplied!
TIP: Remember to check out the bird books at your local LIBRARY for specific details on birds, their favorite foods, and favorite styles of dining table. For now, I have listed some basic points to get you started. I also give directions for building a simple bird feeder.
You don't need to buy fancy bird
feeders to feed your backyard friends.
- Set a pie tin on a stool or flat topped tree trunk or hang it in a hanging plant hanger; dump it out after a rain, or punch drainage
holes in it, and elevate it a little by placing small rocks or twigs beneath it. (All birds, specially Juncos, Cardinals, Jays, Sparrows)
SO, WHICH BIRDS EAT WHICH FOOD?