Bird Feeders Types and Tips
Bird is one of human’s hobbies. Watching them fly, enjoy their color, listen their melodic tweet give happiness to certain people. But keep them as a pet and cage them is yearning, they have better live in natural habitat. Then people look for way to invite the bird to their house and they can enjoy caring a bird without cage them, and bird feeder is one of the solution.
Bird feeders types
Bird feeder is a device, placed outdoor, to supply food to birds. Hang them in your yard and you will see birds coming to eat bird food, like seed or grains, you placed in the feeder before. Feeder comes in many types, but seed feeder is the most common type. The designs are various, such as tubes and hoppers which designed to dispense sunflower seed sized grains, but feeder which able to dispense smaller grains are also available, like finch feeder, designed to dispense Niger seed, favorite of the finches. Trays also can be used as bird feeders.
For humming birds, the feeder designed to supply liquid of sugar solution. This feeder can be designed to be filled from the top (top fill) or from the bottom (bottom fill). Oriole feeder, a specially designed feeder for the New World Oriole which has unusual beak shape, usually orange colored and dispense artificial nectar, are available in bottom fill, top fill and dish like designs. For woodpeckers, suet feeder is more fit, since this feeder is cage shaped.
Bird feeders tips
For you bird lover, here are several tips to be applied on bird feeders. You must keep them clean, wash them frequently especially the liquid supplying bird feeders, since they contain sweet liquid which is suitable for bacteria and yeast growth. Buy anti squirrel bird feeder, or you can play anti squirrel tips like adding hot pepper in bird seed; this trick won’t harm the bird. Put baffles atop the feeder so squirrel cannot stand on it, and put baffle or baseless cone below the feeder to avoid squirrels and chipmunks to climb further.
To attract the bird, you can try to construct a shallow bird bath near the bird feeders. Put appropriate bird feed to attract the right bird, for example, Millet, Sunflower, and rapeseed or canola seed. Black Oil Sunflower said can attract bird well, since they contain large amount of fat which is very important to survive during winter. Colorful feeder will be advantageous too.
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