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Bird Feeding Basics: Simple Ways to Bring Birds to Your Backyard

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, birds, greenliving, eco-friendly, protection )

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It's a myth that continues to persist: Feeding birds in spring and summer will spoil them. But birds are like babies--it's impossible to spoil them.

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Kit B (276)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:32 pm

I have my feeders out in front and back. I try to separate the food so the little guys get some too. Lots of wrens and sparrows competing with the Blue Jays, and Cardinals, soon the Magpies will be out and about, and no one gets food when they are out....a bit hoggish those guys.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 1:28 pm
I have bird feeders of all types all over my house and yard. Birding is one of my passions. Too may favorites to name.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:04 pm
Noted. Thanks so much, Cher.

. (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:04 pm
I too have a blue jay problem; they can be the meanest little buggers.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:59 pm
I dont have a backyard mores the pity but good article


Evelyn B (79)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:48 pm
Noted Tks. Cher.... I have feeders and skinless peanuts for my sparrow/bluejays/Halfpint a squirell..keeps my cats well entertained...

Liz NO FWDS G (70)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:09 pm
Noted and my passion is feeding the birds and wildlife that visit my garden,i feed them all year and have many feeders filled with peanuts,niger seed,sunflower seed and seed,also scones,biscuits,raisins and fat balls and fat squares,i live in England so many birds,jays,woodpeckers,redpolls,siskins,nuthatch,robins,thrushes,blackbirds,longtail tits,blue tits,great tits,marsh tits,bramblings and many more,squirrels that make me laugh, love them all but not the sparrow hawk or kestral that comes and takes the odd bird for his dinner,that upsets me.Thank you Liz Xx

Ruth C (87)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:59 pm
I have bird feeders and a bird bath, I love to see the birds and squirrels come to my yard.

lori c (29)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 3:13 am
I always feed the birds, have bluebird houses everywhere, birdbaths, suet feeders etc thank you

Angelika R (143)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 3:22 am
I am feeding ALL SIZES-they are eating away the hair on my head!

Danuta W (1248)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 3:41 am

Carol H (229)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:03 am
noted, thank you Cher

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:08 am
Noted, thanks Cher. Don't have any bird feeders here in Israel. Not a common practice.

S S (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:39 am
Thank you.

Kimberly B (89)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:40 am
I've been feeding and providing water for the bird's and critter's in my yard for year's. They just love it and so do I! Noted, thank you Cher.

Gloria p (304)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:48 am
Even in winter on the back stairs of our apartment building I can get the birds to come closer by clicking my tongue just like when you aregetting your horse to come over. Of course I can't feed them because of rats.

Kay M (347)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:06 am
thanks, cher.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:24 am
I have been feeding and watering birds for years, and enjoy watching them. I bought a water fountain that trickles down from the top to five little bowl types that keep trickling down to the bottom and comes up through the middle again to the top rounded bowl. The birds love having their baths in the top level and drink from two other levels. I have had a problem feeding the blue jays peanuts, as the camp robbers as we call them get there first.
Thanks for the article Cher.

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9:58 am
I love feeding the birds, but I seem to get all the bigger birds - pigeons, magpies, etc, and not so many of the little ones. Perhaps they come when I'm not looking!

Gvapo T (22)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 1:30 pm
thanks cher
noted and looking forward to put some bird feeders ;)

Anne F (17)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:52 pm
Making our yards comfortable for the little birds is great fun! Plant bushes for shelter and flowers for the nectar seekers. Thanks for the article.
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