• Bird Accessories,  Bird Feeders,  Bird Seed Trays,  Tube Bird Feeder,  Uncategorized,  Wild Bird Feeders

    Try A Seed Tray to Prevent Ground Mess

    seed trayA versatile little wild bird accessory, the seed tray is usually overlooked and under estimated!

    If you’re tired of the mess below bird feeders, including sprouting weeds, take a closer look at this.  A seed tray that is adjustable to any hanging bird feeder.  Available in two sizes: a 16-inch diameter for globe shape or tube feeders hung from poles or shepherds hooks, and a 30-inch diameter for larger hanging feeders.  They’re called SeedHoops, and are made from durable PVC mesh and nylon.

    The great thing about this type of seed tray is that it actually “adds an extra feeder” by creating a platform where spilled seed accumulates.  Additional birds who may not eat from the feeder itself will venture onto this generous feeding area to feast on spilled birdseed.  By saving seed, you save money too!

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    Old Bird Books Back in Use

    Indigo Bunting
    Indigo Bunting
    Blue Grosbeak
    Blue Grosbeak

    Today after spotting a breath-taking, vibrant little blue bird in the yard, I thought: “cool, that’s an Indigo Bunting”.  Then the second-guessing started, as this little bird did not have black wings.  What was it?  To answer my question, I fished out an old field guide that had been given to me as a gift many years ago. There was my answer…a Blue Grosbeak juvenile!  I don’t think I’d ever seen one before in the yard.

    Even for avid birders, bird books always come in handy.  They’re an excellent reference when trying to identify unusual species that may visit bird feeders.  They make excellent and lasting gifts that will be used over the years.  Stokes and Petersons are just two of the better known authors of bird books.  Filled with terrific photos, and useful information, you’re bound to find your questions answered here!

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