In this article we discusss the different ways to bring birds up close where you can watch them in a more natural surrounding.
Bringing the Birds In Starts Your Day Off Right
For many people, waking up to the birds is a rewarding start to their day. Observing the activity around their feeding stations
while they have their first cup of coffee eases their way into the hectic schedule of daily responsibilities.
No matter what the backyard size, the landscape can be enhanced to invite your
feathered friends closer to entertain, educate and amaze you. First, put out a source of water.
Light reflecting off the surface often is the first thing that attracts birds. The sound of dripping water is better yet.
Next, put up several types of feeders. Cardinals, towhees, jays and many sparrows prefer to feed from a place where they can stand.
Use a tray feeder or hopper-style feeder with a squirrel baffle. Smaller birds will come to tube feeders with perches.