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How to attract birds to the backyard

2018-06-11 19:36 #0 by: Evelina

I have been persuading my dad into buying more flowering plants and setting out bird seeds for the birds to make the backyard more inviting for bees and birds. For Father's Day I bought him a bird bath, and a cute glass flamingo that is solar powered (just to make the garden cuter)  and we are going to get him some Iris rhizomes (bulbs). 

The bird bath is actually a glass bowl that is solar powered, so in the evening it looks really pretty since the glass was made so it looks like a blue and purple flower. 

I read that birds don't need that much water in the bowl, and they like some pebbles or rocks in the bottom of the bowl so that they have something to grip. 

We placed the bird bath under the tree since birds like water that is in a shaded area and near something they can perch on before they get in the bird bath. 

Next up, we are going to make some bird feeders out of pine cones, seeds and peanut butter! 

Do you have any other suggestions? 

We also have one hummingbird feeder. 

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2018-06-11 20:01 #1 by: Niklas

Perhaps you could get flies for the backyard? Some birds like to eat them. ;-)

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2018-06-11 20:06 #2 by: Evelina

Hahaha Laughing out loud Yes, plenty of those over here! and mosquitos!

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2018-06-11 20:10 #3 by: Niklas

Many birdhouses then. Make or buy them in different sizes, so you get different kinds of birds.

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2018-06-11 20:10 #4 by: Evelina

Ok that will be our next project! Laughing

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2018-06-11 20:13 #5 by: Niklas

What does a hummingbird feeder look like? Is it something they can feed from without landing?

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2018-06-11 20:14 #6 by: Evelina

It’s the one hanging there in the first picture. They don’t normally land to drink but rather keep flying while they take sips.

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2018-06-12 10:36 #7 by: Leia

Great tip about the rocks in the water! 

All the best, Leia

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2018-06-25 16:46 #8 by: Tammie

A few pictures of the birds we have been attracting to the backyard. The slightly blurry pic has two birds on the same hanging pine one! I thought that was kind of funny! I could get very close or I would have scared the away.

Happy creating!

Tammie

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2018-06-25 16:56 #9 by: Niklas

Do you know if those are fly-eating birds or do they just eat what you serve them?

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2018-06-27 01:48 #10 by: Tammie

They are eating the seeds that are on the pinecone that we slathered in peanut butter.

Happy creating!

Tammie

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