• Bird Accessories,  Bird Nesting Materials,  Nesting Material,  Uncategorized

    Bird Accessories That Make a Difference

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    Backyard birding involves more than just birdhouses and bird feeders. You can take a great hobby (that gives us so much pleasure) to the next level with a few useful bird accessories.

    For example, some seed catchers and seed trays will actually provide extra feeding space for birds who may not perch at the feeder itself. The tray also serves as a platform allowing you to add a variety of food and treats that can’t go in the feeder. Fruit, nuts, mealworms, or suet may be added to any platform for additional variety. This alone will attract more species of birds to the feeder.

    Nesting material is another bird accessory that is often overlooked. Non-cavity dwellers will seek out nesting materials to build their nests and raise the brood. Cotton yarns, feathers, mosses, even dryer lint and pet hair are useful to these birds. You can make your own nesting ball using a mesh produce bag from the grocery store. We made one with horse tail hair that our birds just tear to pieces!

    WindowAlert decals have done wonders in preventing bird window strikes. Barely visible to the human eye, these static cling decals act like a big stop sign for birds. They work brilliantly and truly reduce these nasty accidents if your birds are striking windows in your home.

    If you’re new to birding, try one thing at at time and see how it works for your birds and you. The list is endless, from creating moving water in a bird bath, to weather guards for feeders, and squirrel baffles, the bird accessories really make a difference!

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

    Seed Catchers Vary

    Seed CatchersSeed Catchers vary in their function.  Sure, they’re all meant to catch spilled seed, but some actually create extra feeding space for birds. The SeedSaucer for example, has an upper tray with holes, this allows seed to fall through to the bottom of the pan.  The SeedHoop, is a nylon mesh platform that catches seed. It is adjustable, and allows more birds to enjoy the fallen seed as well.

    The Seed Hoops are seed catchers that come in two sizes for small and larger hanging feeders.  They’re unobtrusive in the Seed Catchersenvironment, lightweight and fold for easy storage too.  So, if you’re tired of the mess below bird feeders, and would like to save birdseed and money, check out the amazing new SeedHoop!

  • Bird Bath,  Bird Baths,  Uncategorized,  Water Wiggler

    A Space Ship to Attract Song Birds?


    With a funky space ship-like design, this little wild bird accessory will definitely attract more songbirds to your yard.  It is called a water wiggler, and it does just what it’s name says!  Moving water is a visual magnet for birds, attract more songbirds and keep them around.  You can create moving water simply, without power cords, or faucet hook-ups.  With 2 batteries, the water wiggler utilizes an agitator to create constant ripples in a bird bath.

    Another excellent benefit of these little gadgets, is that mosquitos can not lay eggs in moving water.  This helps prevent the spread of the west nile virus.  So, if stagnant water is a concern, it need not be anymore.  Inexpensive and user-friendly, the water wiggler is a wonderful addition to any bird bath.