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Birds & Bird Houses
This page contains tips and advice about birdhouses and attracting birds to your yard.
Protecting Hummingbird Feeders
The sweet nectar in a hummingbird feeder also attracts unwanted guests such as ants and bees. This is a guide about protecting hummingbird feeders.
Use Vaseline to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders
Keeping ants out of your hummingbird feeder will keep the hummingbird food available for the birds. This is a guide about use Vaseline to keep ants out of hummingbird feeders.
Keeping Ants Out of the Hummingbird Feeder
This is a guide about keeping ants out of the hummingbird feeder. The sweet liquid in your hummingbird feeder attracts more visitors than just your intended guests. Ants also love the sweet nectar and often invade the feeders. Keeping them out can be a real hassle.
Homemade Hummingbird Food...
Hummingbird food can go bad quickly. So it is important to change it often. Store bought foods can be expensive and contain dyes that are not good for birds. This page contains homemade hummingbird food recipes.
If you enjoy watching a robin splash about in a birdbath and want to help our feathered friends to a cool drink during these hot summer and fall days, you don't have to spend a fortune on fancy, high-priced garden store models.
Providing Nesting Materials to Birds
This is a guide about providing nesting supplies to birds. You can use items around your home to make holders for nesting material and then fill them with safe nesting supplies.
Mockingbird's Unique Behavior
Have you ever noticed mockingbirds scurrying about on the ground while intermittently raising their wings? I believe when the bird lifts its wings and exposes the white bands to the very close ground, the white bands disturb and frighten insects in the immediate area, causing them to move quickly to avoid danger.
Hummingbird Feeder Recipe
Making your own hummingbird feeder nectar is quite simple. This guide is about hummingbird feeder recipe.
It's so nice to watch this little fella. He is the acrobat of my back yard. He goes to the feeder, selects a sunflower seed, then proceeds to the nearest tree.
Feeding Yellow Finches
When feeding finches you will have more success with nyger thistle seed and a feeder designed for their use. This is a guide about feeding yellow finches.
Keeping Birds from Eating Figs
A flock of birds could easily decimate the harvest from your fig tree. This is a guide about keeping birds from eating figs.
Use Flypaper for Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders
Fly paper wrapped around the hanger for your hummingbird feeder is one way to keep pesky ants out of the sweet nectar. This is a guide about use flypaper for keeping ants out of hummingbird feeders.
Birds Not Using Bird Bath
I cleaned up an old plastic bird bath that someone had thrown out. After I cleaned it I spray painted it. I have set it in 3 different places in my grassy area of the yard and I have yet, in one week, to see any birds drink or bathe in the birdbath. Could this possibly be because I spray painted the plastic?
Making a Bird Bath from an Old Tire
Is it possible to take an old tire and make it into a bird bath? If so what would be the steps to take in making one?
Keeping Bees Off Hummingbird Feeder
How do you use the mint on a hummingbird feeder?
Using Red Pepper in Homemade Suet
I make my own suet and usually put a tablespoon of cayenne pepper in the mixture to ward off squirrels from eating it. Unfortunately I bought red pepper by mistake, can anyone tell me if I use it instead will it make any difference?
Repainting a Metal Bird Feeder
I have a birdfeeder that is made of metal, and rusted in one spot. I would like to paint it. I have sanded that spot and all around it. Could you please tell me if Rustoleum would be the correct paint to use.
Keeping Bees Away from Hummingbird Feeders
What is the best way to keep bees away from my hummingbird feeders?
Using Hummingbird Feeders
Saving Money on Wild Birdseed
Protecting a Hummingbird Feeder from Rain
Recycled Birdhouse Ideas
Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Bird Feeder
Making a Hummingbird Feeder
Cleaning a Birdbath
Keeping Pigeons Away from a Bird Feeder
Covering a Bird House With Bird Seed
Making Homemade Suet
Keeping The Ground Under a Bird Feeder Clean
How can I get rid of the magpies but keep the rest of the birds?
Protecting Bird Feeders From Wind
Making a Gourd Birdhouse
Adding Calcium to Homemade Hummingbird Nectar
Will Birds Use Old Nests?
Preparing Bird Houses for Spring
Upcycling A Stocking As Bird Feeder
Keeping Blackbirds Out Of Bird Feeders
Keeping Things Tidy Beneath a Birdfeeder
Place Pillar Candle in Bird Feeder
Making a Squirrel Proof Songbird Feeder
Keeping Woodpeckers out of a Hummingbird Feeder
Birdbath Tips and Ideas
Canning Homemade Hummingbird Food
Painting a Bird Bath
Serenity Personified (Turtle Doves)
Homemade Hummingbird Nectar
Counting Seasonal Birds
Filling Birdhouses and Feeders
Keeping Suet from Melting
Keeping Fowl From Drowning in Water...
Creating a Backyard Bird Sanctuary
Birds As A Bad Weather Predictor
Homemade Wild Bird Food
Moving Bird Eggs
Reducing Odor from Baby Birds in Window Nest
Dealing With Birdfeeder Bullies
Hummingbird Nectar Changed from Red to Clear
Feeding Wild Birds
Cardinal Information and Photos
Buying Hummingbird Feeders
Identifying a Hummingbird Nest
Protecting Bird's Nest from Magpies
Keeping House Sparrows Out of Bluebird Houses
Cause of Dead Birds in Your Yard
Hanging A Birdfeeder
Cleaning a Hummingbird Feeder
Dove on Fence (Tri-Cities, TN)
Hummingbird Feeder Leaks
Blackie the Starling
Making a Birdbath from a Frying Pan
Choosing the Right Birdbath
Making Pinecone Bird Feeders
Black and White Hummingbird
Hanging a Bird House
Making a Hummingbird Garden
Feeding Baltimore Orioles
Preventing Moldy Birdseed
Ratio of Red Pepper to Bird Seed for Deterring Squirrels
Intruder in Finch Bird Nest
Bagel Bird Feeder
Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
Use Onion Bags as Bird Feeder
Song Birds Stopped Using Feeder
Video Link: Hummingbirds
Why Have the Goldfinches Left My Yard?
Encouraging Birds to Nest in Your Yard
Use Vaseline on Birdfeeder to Keep Ants Away
What is This Bird?
Baltimore Oriole Liquid Food
Wild Finch Mating and Nesting
Finch Bird Feeder Advice
Keeping Rescued Baby Birds Warm
Cake for the Birds
Safety of and Getting Rid of Bat Guano
Easy Recycled Bird Bath
Tips For Feeding Birds And Other Wildlife
Bird Feed Mix With Seeds, Nuts And Fruit?
Reuse Meat Packaging For Making Bird Suet
What kind of a bird is this? (House Finch)
Our Bird House is Too Popular
Frugal Ideas on Making Wild Bird Feeders
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