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Birds & Bird Houses

This page contains tips and advice about birdhouses and attracting birds to your yard.

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Homemade Wild Bird Food
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Thirsty Bluebirds in Winter
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Suet Treat Recipe for the Birds

Put this mixture in a suet cage and watch your birds enjoy.

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Get Bird Houses Ready Now
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Bird Seed Snowman
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Wild Birds at Feeder
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Newborn Baby Birds
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Keeping The Ground Under a Bird Feeder Clean
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Making Homemade Suet Cakes for Birds
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Moving Bird Eggs
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Reducing Odor from Baby Birds in Window Nest

Two baby pigeons were born 15 days back in our toilet window. The mother pigeon frequently comes to feed the babies, and we do not disturb them. But they are smelling very badly. What do we do?

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Dealing With Birdfeeder Bullies
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Cleaning a Hummingbird Feeder Bottle
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Keeping Ants out of Hummingbird Feeder
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Making Hummingbird Nectar

How much sugar do I add to 2ltrs of water to feed my hummingbirds?

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Hummingbird Nectar Changed from Red to Clear

I used Perky Pet instant hummingbird nectar. It is usually red. I filled up the feeder 2 days ago, but yesterday was a hot day and today the nectar is clear. Is that normal? Does that mean it somehow went bad?

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Finch on our Sunflowers
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Feeding Wild Birds
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Covering a Bird House With Bird Seed
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Yellow Finch Gorging at Birdfeeder

Why do male yellow finches gorge for days? I have a male on the feeder gorging on seed and now. He's so fat he can't fly. This happened about 2 years ago as well and that finch was there for weeks until one day he was gone.

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Ants on Hummingbird Feeder

I have an expensive glass hummingbird feeder. The hummingbirds come to it very regularly. My problem is that these huge black ants (and they are numerous) are floating in the liquid and are also on the actual feeder.

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Making a Hummingbird Feeder

I want to make hummingbird feeders. Where do I buy the cork part the bird feeds out of?

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Buying Magpie Food

If anyone knows where I can buy some magpie bird food in Utah please tell me.

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Preparing Hummingbird Nectar

On the nectar you buy in the store, the package directions say 3 parts water to 1 part water. What are they meaning? 3 cups water to 1 cup of nectar? Please help me clarify this. I'm not sure what that means? Can anyone help asap?

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Squirrels On Birdfeeder

How can I keep the squirrels off the bird feeder? I have oiled the pole, put up a baffle, and let the dog chase them off. Nothing works, we are spending a fortune in bird food. I don't want to harm them in any way.Any suggestions?

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Cardinal Information and Photos
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Buying Hummingbird Feeders
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Deterring Insects from Hummingbird Feeder

I clean and change the sugar water in my hummingbird feeder every other day and was having a big problem with earwigs and ants getting into the container. I think I have solved that problem.

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Identifying a Hummingbird Nest
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Free Nitrogen Fertilizer
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Protecting Bird's Nest from Magpies

I have a bird's nest that the magpies destroy. They once came and took the eggs and now the bird came back and is building a new nest. Can I keep them from it and protect the nest?

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Cleaning Tiny Holes in Your Hummingbird Feeder

To clean the tiny holes in the bug and bee guards on my feeder, I use an old mascara wand that has been thoroughly cleaned. It works great for getting into small places!

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Hummingbird Nesting Information

I have a question about hummingbirds. I have a small birdhouse that I put on a branch near our house. I was cleaning it out recently and noticed a nest in it that looked like it was abandoned. It had two tiny white eggs in it. The nest was made of moss, hair, feathers, and lichen.

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Keeping House Sparrows Out of Bluebird Houses
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Protecting Bird Feeders From Wind
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Windproof Bird Feeders

We live in a very windy area. I have yet to find a bird feeder that is wind proof. Any ideas?

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Making Pine Cone Bird Feeders

What else can be used besides peanut butter?

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Cause of Dead Birds in Your Yard
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Moldy Hummer Nectar

My hummingbird nectar (4 parts water to one part sugar) gets moldy after about one week. Am I doing something wrong or is this normal and what can I do to prevent it?

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Vaseline to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder

I've put Vaseline on the bottom portion of the pole where I hang my hummingbird feeder. I avoid putting it where the birds may land just on the bottom portion of the pole. It sure helps keeping ants away.

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Finding Dead Birds in Yard

A friend is finding lots of dead birds in her yard, front and back, (9 at last count). We have the same type feeders, use the same type feed and we have no problems. She just now saw a huge hawk eating one bird with two more dead at his feet.

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Making a Hummingbird Feeder

I have made these hummingbird feeders before, but the copper tube that is at the bottom with the flower attached sometimes leaks. I must not be bending it right. Does anyone have a pattern I can print out so I can bend it exactly? Please and thank you.

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Providing Nesting Supplies to Birds
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Recycled Birdhouse Ideas
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Hanging A Birdfeeder
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Cleaning a Hummingbird Feeder
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Garden Birdhouses
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Making a Flower Pot Bird Bath
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Keeping Ants Out of Perky-Pet Hummingbird Feeder

I have the Perky-Pet type of feeder that mounts on a post, or with suction cups to a window. How can I keep ants away from the feeder? It only takes the ants a few hours to find the feeder, and the only thing I can do is change the nectar, clean the feeder, and remount it.

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Baby Birds (Williston, FL)
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Suet Substitute
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Log Bird Feeder
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Ants and Hummingbird Feeders

I can't seem to get rid of the ants on a hummingbird feeder and with this drought it's really hard to keep a mote full of water. I am using a scrap of jewelry wire to hang the feeder from. So far it's working! It is too small for the ants to travel on!

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Ants in Hummingbird Feeder

How do I get rid of ants from a hummingbird feeder?

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Ants in Hummingbird Feeder

Is there a way to keep ants out of the hummingbird feeder? Is there an ant-proof feeder?

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Homemade Hummingbird Nectar

Some friends are using a mixture (of what I call harmful) of 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water. This does really attract the birds, but I know that it must be very harmful for the birds. Am I correct?

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Blue Jay (Roan Mountain, TN)
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Homemade Hummingbird Food is Cloudy

Why does my hummingbird food turn cloudy during the cool down time. I've been making it for years with the same sugar and bottled spring water. They don't like city water even after we boiled it. Now it is turning cloudy even before it's cooled. What do I need to change?

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Yellow Finches Not Coming to Feeder

I have had numerous yellow finches all winter and spring and about 2weeks ago they stopped coming. We haven't changed anything. Any thoughts?

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Feeding Fruitcake to Birds

Can I feed leftover nonalcoholic fruitcake to wild birds in the yard?

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Making a Gourd Birdhouse
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Is Hen Scratch Feed Good for Birds?

I want to know if hen scratch feed is good for my birds. I have doves, sparrows, red birds, and blue jays.

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Use an Orange for Bird Feeder

Cut your orange in half scoop out the edible part. Poke two holes in each side of the orange, use a piece a string and thread through the holes. Then put bird seed in it, and hang on a tree.

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Homemade Bird and Squirrel Food

I would like a recipe for homemade bird and squirrel food. Thanks.

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House Finch Nest (Santa Barbara, CA)
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Wildlife: Mr. And Mrs. Cardinal (Summerhill, PA)
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Feeding Hummingbirds

When are the best times during the year and during the day to put a hummingbird feeder out?

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Black Hummingbirds

Last summer at my daughter's house which has plenty of the bird feeders and are always filled we noticed what we thought was a black moth. Wrong! As we got closer we saw it was a hummingbird. We can not find anything on black hummingbirds.

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Flower Baskets For the Birds
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Dove on Fence (Tri-Cities, TN)
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Hummingbird Feeder Leaks

I bought this beautiful glass hummingbird feeder, it has a tube with a cork. When I make my sugar water and then plug the tube in, it drips the water out from the hole in the bottom of the tube until all the sugar water is gone. What am I doing wrong?

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Hummingbirds At The Watering Hole
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Blackie the Starling
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Hummingbird Photos
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Birdbath Photos
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Choosing the Right Birdbath
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Cleaning a Birdbath
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Making a Birdbath from a Frying Pan
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Sleepy Robin (Western NY)
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Attracting Birds
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Budget Friendly Bird Feeding Tips
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Chicken Scratch as Birdseed

I buy chicken scratch from the local feed store and it is quite a bit cheaper than birdseed.

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Store Seeds In Jars

Put seeds in glass jars with tight fitting lids. Store in cool, dry place. Seeds will last 2-3 years

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Making Suet Cakes Without Peanut Butter

Since peanut butter has increased in price, is there a substitute for it in making suet cakes?

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Wildlife: Hummingbird on Feeder
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House Finches on Sage
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Homemade Suet
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Wildlife: Hovering Hummingbird
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How to Make a Hummingbird Garden
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Making Pinecone Bird Feeders
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Homemade Suet for Backyard Birds
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Making Homemade Suet
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Make Sure Your Feeder Is Easy To Clean

I have experimented with making hummingbird feeders and have decided that purchasing an inexpensive feeder is not much higher in cost. One of the things to consider when buying or making a feeder is the ease in cleaning.

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Making a Hummingbird Feeder
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