With the start of winter, our feathered friends might need a little help making it through till spring.
Bird Feeding is a fun and relaxing hobby that can provide you with hours of enjoyment. It's always a good idea to put the feeder in a very visible and easily accessible place for filling. If you can't see the feeder, you won't know when it needs refilling.
We are lucky here in our area because we have such a wide variety of birds that live here year round, as well as many migrating species.
Birds, like people, have certain foods that they prefer, but they are not going to starve just because you don't have their favorite food in your feeder!
Most song birds prefer Black Oil Sunflower Seed. The large kernel and the high oil content help to insulate the birds from the cold. An alternative is Safflower Seed, which is a little smaller seed, white in color, that has both oil and a kernel inside. Some birds will eat shell and all so it could be considered a "low mess" seed. Another advantage of using Safflower is that squirrels don't like the taste, and will usually find something else to eat. Click the picture to read more...