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Hummingbirds love the sweet taste of sugar water. Unfortunately, that love is shared by ants. If you have a hummingbird feeder, you probably know this fact all too well.
So the question is, how do you allow hummingbirds to enjoy your feeders without letting the ants steal all the sweet water you’ve worked so hard to make?
A guide with ten practical tips to keep squirrels away from the bird feeder in your backyard and keep birds safe and happy.
There’s nothing better than looking out your window to see a flock of colorful songbirds enjoying the offerings in your birdfeeder. But this fun and rewarding hobby can quickly become costly and time-consuming when squirrels get involved.
These tree-dwelling rodents can make quick work of even large-capacity bird feeders. This means you have to spend more on seeds and fill the feeder more often. All without the benefit of seeing more birds visit your yard.
Perhaps one of the prettiest birds that can visit our backyards is the tiny but almighty hummingbird.
The hummingbird truly is a unique bird in so many different ways, and their nesting habits are also unique and different from other birds that often explore the outdoor spaces around our homes.
While having birds around in the front or backyard is a wonderful thing (for me at least), you would want them to stay away from the porch, for various reasons.
Perhaps the biggest reason is bird droppings, which can, in the long term, cause significant damage to your porch and surrounding area. Plus, bird droppings also don’t look and smell very good, and can carry diseases.
Did you know that you can use kitchen scraps as bird food?
By offering the right scraps to birds, in addition to traditional bird food, you’re providing a greater variety in nutrition sources, while also reducing landfill waste.
A bird bath in a garden or backyard space not only provides decorative value, it can also support the conservation of wild birds.
Bird baths provide a much needed water source for garden visitors such as birds and other wild animals, and is also a highly effective way to attract birds to a birdhouse in your backyard.
If you love having birds in and around your backyard, then you may need to help them with feeding, especially during the colder winter months.
One simple, easy and cost effective way to help birds with their daily nutrition intake, is by offering them oats or oatmeal, in addition to other kitchen scraps and food items.
A bird feeder not only helps birds with satisfying their nutrition needs, but it can also serve as a great decoration item in your backyard.
What you might not realize though is that there are a lot of different bird feeders to choose from, catering to various bird species and offering different types of food.
Once you’ve decided to install a birdhouse, it’s important to think about ways to attract birds to your backyard so they can use that birdhouse.
In addition to the decorative value, a birdhouse can also offer environmental benefits. But choosing the right bird house and making sure that birds are actually attracted to it, is more complicated than you might think.
If you were thinking of installing a birdhouse in your backyard to help birds or for decoration purposes, you’ve come to the right place.
Because in this article I am going to outline how there are great benefits in having birdhouses, not only for birds, but also for your backyard as a whole.