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This page contains tips and advice about birdhouses and attracting birds to your yard.
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.
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 Squirrels Out of Your Bird Feeder
This is a guide about keeping the squirrels out of your bird feeder. Despite their delightful antics having the squirrels eating up all of your birdseed can be frustrating.
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.
This guide contains hummingbird photos. These pretty, busy birds are fun to watch zooming from flower to flower in the garden.
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.
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.
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.
Feeding Wild Birds Suet
Song birds definitely enjoy a suet cake in their feeder during the winter months. It is the perfect food for winter, as long as it doesn't get too wet or freeze. This is a guide about feeding wild birds suet.
This small, bright yellow North American migratory bird is a frequent visitor to many backyard bird feeders. This page contains goldfinch photos.
Suet for the Birds
If I get a good sale price on peanut butter, then I can make my own for less or about the same price as store bought. I like to make it because I can add what I want and the birds seem to like it better homemade. I have bought cases of suet they did not care for, so I melted them down and added peanut butter and they loved it.
Adding Calcium to Homemade Hummingbird Nectar
I make my own hummingbird nectar (1 cup real cane sugar to 4 cups water brought to a boil). How do I add calcium to the nectar? The calcium is particularly important to help strengthen the female eggs. Any suggestions?
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?
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?
Keeping Bees Away from Hummingbird Feeders
What is the best way to keep bees away from my hummingbird feeders?
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?
106 Total Articles
Making Homemade Suet
Recycled Birdhouse Ideas
Covering a Bird House With Bird Seed
Saving Money on Wild Birdseed
Homemade Wild Bird Food
How can I get rid of the magpies but keep the rest of the birds?
Using Hummingbird Feeders
Making a Birdbath from a Frying Pan
Protecting a Hummingbird Feeder from Rain
Keeping Pigeons Away from a Bird Feeder
Making Pinecone Bird Feeders
Keeping Birds from Eating Figs
Feeding Yellow Finches
Will Birds Use Old Nests?
Repainting a Metal Bird Feeder
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
Keeping The Ground Under a Bird Feeder Clean
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
Protecting Bird Feeders From Wind
Cause of Dead Birds in Your Yard
Providing Nesting Materials to Birds
Hanging A Birdfeeder
Cleaning a Hummingbird Feeder
Baby Birds (Williston, FL)
Making a Gourd Birdhouse
Dove on Fence (Tri-Cities, TN)
Hummingbird Feeder Leaks
Blackie the Starling
Cleaning a Birdbath
Choosing the Right Birdbath
Making a Hummingbird Feeder
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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