Male American Gold Finch
Next, I’m learning the identity of various birds as I go along. This particular feeder is located outside my bedroom window. So, this is where I blog and watch my favorite TV shows. Sitting by the window makes it easy to get great shots while they’re feeding. Placing a feeder in the yard is a great way to get your children off electronics and interested in the birds. They can learn their calls, and watch them interact with each other. Their habits are quite interesting too.
So, to draw backyard birds to my feeder, I fill it with combination of raw peanuts, wild birdseed, and black oil sunflower seeds. I purchased the regular birdseed from the dollar store, the raw peanuts from Amazon and the sunflower seeds from Lowes. Tractor Supply has great prices too. Additionally, I grew sunflowers in the garden this year. But, they didn’t stand a chance with the American Gold Finch.
As a result of the feeder, the feasting starts around 7:00 am and doesn’t stop until sunset. Because there were no sunflower seeds left to harvest. Now, I fill the feeder every 2 – 3 days. I will be adding a suet feeder to the feeding station during the winter. The birds need the fat during the colder months to help keep them warm.
Finally, I hope that you found my post on backyard birds helpful. Follow tips and you will have feathered friends in your backyard in no time. Also, if you missed my post on making Birdseed Cookies, just click on this link. It’s a fun activity for the kids this winter and they will be helping nature feed our feathered friends. Do you have your children involved in nature? What activities do they do?