• Bird Feeders,  Finch Feeders,  Thistle Feeders,  Uncategorized

    Upside Down finch feeders are Selective

    Upside Down Finch Feeders for the Gold Ones OnlyGot House Finches? Got Purple Finches? Want a feeder for Goldfinches only? Then you’ve got to try upside down finch feeders. That’s exactly why they make them…for Goldfinches only. They are the only finches (in North America) who will eat while perched upside down.

    Goldfinches’ electric yellow plumage has earned them the nickname “wild canary”. And although their plumage does fade in winter to an olive-drab color, continue feeding them throughout the year to have that bright yellow color grace your yard in spring and summer.

    Finch feeders are a perfect choice for yards and gardens as the thistle (or nyjer) seed is a non-germinating seed. This means no weeds below feeders. It’s a pleasure to watch these sweet birds as well, as feeding habits are more likely to have them stick around pecking seed after seed, as opposed to grabbing a seed and flying off with it.Goldfinch on Finch Feeder Perch

    All finches, plus other birds¬† will use finch feeders filled with thistle seed. If you’re wanting to be more selective and attract American Goldfinches only, go for an upside down finch feeder this year. Happy Birding!

  • Bird Accessories,  Bird Baths,  Hanging Bird Bath,  Misters and Birdbath Drippers,  Uncategorized

    Create a Bird Magnet in your hanging bird bath

    create moving water in your hanging bird bath Although I’ve never tried this personally, it’s a fantastic idea to entice more feathered friends to your hanging bird bath!

    From experience of having several birdbaths containing water features, I can guarantee that moving water really does attract more birds and keeps them around longer.

    We have water wigglers, drippers and leaf misters going all summer in our birdbaths, (and heaters in winter) but only one hanging bird bath which has no water feature to create moving water. I saw this idea in a birding magazine and thought it was pretty darn clever.

    Take a gallon milk jug (keeps it out of the landfill) and pierce a tiny hole in the bottom corner with a needle or safety pin. The hole must be minute for this contraption to work correctly. Next, fill the jug with water and hang it above the bird bath. The slow, steady drips will create a visual magnet for birds at your bath. It’s amazing to see the difference a bit of movement in the water really makes. Be sure to keep the bath and water clean, and plan on re-filling the jug about once a week.

    Happy Birding!

  • Bird Accessories,  Bird Feeders,  Nyjer Feeders,  Thistle Feeders,  Uncategorized

    thistle feeders in festive holiday designs

    Fancy holiday thistle feederSo the mad holiday rush is on! I refer to this time frame as the “holidaze”, because folks seem to run around and rush in a dazed matter with concern about everyone on their gift list. It seems as though most are wearing blinders, and regardless of anything, just go!

    The big-ticket items are usually pretty simple, cut and dry so to speak. It’s usually just a matter of price comparison.

    The smaller, incidental gifts for friends, neighbors, teachers, and the like, can be tricky sometimes… especially¬† if you’re stumped for an idea of what they might not only like – but really use and even enjoy. Imagine that?

    Holiday Thistle Feeders are the perfect gift for any nature-lover or birding enthusiast. Bet you never even thought of anything like a gift of nature? It’s the perfect choice because it actually gets used, is a long-lasting gift, and is enjoyed by both the recipient and the birds.

    Feeding thistle seed year-round will have Goldfinches’ electric yellow plumage gracing the yard in spring and summer months. Sweet calls and dispositions make these birds a welcome visitor to any yard, Also known as nyjer, this tiny, black, grain-like seed is a non-germinating one, so there’s never any weeds sprouting up below a thistle feeder.

    Simplify your holiday list with wonderful gifts of nature. Thistle feeders are an awesome gift idea and range from inexpensive stockings like this one, to large capacity tube-type feeders.

    Happy Birding and Happy Holidays!