Birds love seeds: Black oil
sunflower, white millet, niger, safflower, cracked corn, and broken nuts.
can just throw the seeds on the ground, but it is best to use a feeder
in order to protect the feed and keep it from getting scattered, wasted, or
covered with snow.
Your feeder can be raised on a pole, hung from a tree
branch, or fastened to the railing of your porch. Several feeding locations
will bring you more kinds of birds than a single feeder, because each type of
bird will find its own preferred food, level and location.
And don't forget about water! One of the best ways to attract birds into
your yard is to provide lots of unfrozen water, replenished daily. Sometimes
birds find it more difficult to find drinkable water in the winter time than
Try to feed the birds on a regular basis, but don't worry if you have to be
gone from your home for long periods in winter. Birds are used to having a
food source disappear, and they know where else they can go to find food.
Simply put, they won't starve because of your lapse in feeding. But if you
fail to keep your feeders stocked with bird seed while you're at home, you
won't attract any birds to your yard. They'll visit the neighbors instead, and
you'll probably miss them more than they miss you.
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