Summer time is when migrating, tropical songbirds with vibrant colors head our way to North America. These gorgeous birds with sweet songs will grace your backyard if offerings are right. A birdbath is a must, as a fresh water source will attract more species any time of year. Most fruit bird feeders are versatile enough to use year round, by placing suet balls on them in winter. Nectar feeders, sans the lid may be filled with seed mixes, suet or mealworms in winter too. Some fruit feeders accommodate nectar and jelly, or nectar and fruit to entice a wider variety of birds.
And Orioles aren’t the only birds who enjoy fruit. Woodpeckers are attracted to apples and melon, while hummingbirds covet their nectar feeders. You’ll also attract Catbirds, Flickers, Cactus Wrens and even Chickadees by having fruit or jelly feeders in your yard. Butterflies enjoy fruit as well, a bit over ripe-but definitely not moldy. Try bananas, oranges, berries and melon to entice butterflies too. Many of the new fruit bird feeders are made of recycled plastics, with a much longer lifespan, they’re guaranteed to never crack, split or fade. So, before summer passes you by, place one of these versatile feeders in the garden and see who comes around to visit!
Part of the pleasure of feeding wild birds is the added esthetic it brings to your environment. Simply put, folks like to look at artistic, fun, fancy and whimsical things. Bird feeders are no exception, with every make and model imaginable!
This fruit bird feeder is really a hoot, the Angel Cat he’s called. But more than fun, he’s a totally functional feeder for year round use. Maybe your resident birds don’t eat fruit in winter, but sure as day…they’ll eat suet when temperatures are freezing. And that’s the beauty of this fruit bird feeder-it can be used for suet balls in winter time. Change up fruit offerings and see who comes around. Orioles are a sure bet for orange halves, while apples and melon may attract woodpeckers.
With a total of six perches, (3 in front-3 in back) there’s plenty of room for birds to stop and feed. And with the large rustic, movable wings and tail, birds may perch here as well, to rest a bit or wait their turn for some chow.
Hand crafted of fast growth, renewable wood, the Angel Cat makes a great gift for any birding enthusiast, cat person, or nature lover on your gift list!