Feeding Birds with Window Bird Feeders

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					Bird watching is such a nice thing to do most especially if you just want
to sit down and relax. Watching different kinds of birds in your
backyards make you feel a lot better especially after a stiff weekday.
This is the reason why most household have their own bird feeders at
home.Various kinds of bird feeders are available in the market nowadays.
A window bird feeder is a feeder which you can put on, in or next to a
window. This type of feeder can be used in any type of weather. This is
usually advantageous to bad weathers because you can just easily refill
the feeder without too much of a hassle.You can purchase different kinds
of feeder you want to put in your windows. A platform bird feeder looks
like a tray with a raised surface. It is a type of feeder which attracts
most of the birds but then without any protection such as baffles, it can
be easily attacked by animals such as squirrels.A hopper feeder on the
other hand looks like a house with walls and roof that is why most birds
will need to hop on it in order to eat the seeds. This type of feeder
benefits the small to large birds such as the jays and chickadees.A tube
feeder is a cylindrical in shape with perches and feeding ports. This is
one of the feeders which are squirrel-proof. The suet feeder is wire-
mesh bag or cage which attracts the woodpeckers, chickadees and
nuthatches. A hummingbird feeder is made up of plastic or glass which
looks like a glass or a bottle.Before starting building or buying your
own bird feeder, let us try to have a brief background first about birds
and their type of foods. If you are new to bird feeding then most
probable than not you're wondering which foods to feed the birds. Aside
from the insects of course, seeds are their next favorite.The most
favorite bird seed of all is none other than the sunflower seeds. These
seeds get the attention of woodpeckers, cardinals, goldfinches, blue
jays, chickadees, purple finches, nuthatches and the titmice. The black
sunflower seeds are best for hanging coconut feeders.Oil seed is the
other term for the black sunflower seeds. Birds usually prefer these
seeds because of its high oil content. The shells are also soft so it is
very easy to crack open. It is also a lot cheaper than the others.A
Niger is another type of bird seed wherein goldfinches love. The seed is
color black and very light. You may see a lot of goldfinches feeding at
your feeder once you fill it with Niger seeds. The downside of this type
of seed is that it is quite expensive.Another bird seed in which you can
buy is the safflower seeds. It is slightly smaller when compared with
the black sunflower seed. The good thing about this seed is that
squirrels despise it. So you'll be rest assured that your feeder will
not be attacked by the pesky animal. The titmice, chickadees, woodpecker
and cardinals chew it like a candy.The white millet is also a bird seed
which is cheaper than the sunflower seeds. The juncos, mourning doves
and sparrows like these seeds. So where can you exactly purchase all of
these? At the pet stores of course and even online.One thing that you
need to stay away when it comes to buying bird seeds is the mixed seeds
which you can purchase on most supermarkets. The red millet on this
package will just be a total waste because most birds will not eat it
rather it will just be thrown in to the ground and then become a
fertilizer in the near future.After knowing which type of bird feeder and
bird seeds to use, the next thing you should do is to find the perfect
window to place your bird feeder. Select a window in which you usually
views in order to appreciate the feeding process. The location should
also be easily accessible so that you can clean and refill the feeder at
your convenience anytime.Don't forget to place water near or on the bird
feeder since it is also a necessity when it comes to feeding.

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