by The Helpful Hardware Folks Bird seed, suet, nuts, fruit and nectar all help birds when food is scarce or when extra energy is needed. The more variety you provide, they more types of birds you’ll attract. Fruit A favorite of Bluebirds, Sparrows, Orioles and Woodpeckers To attract more of… Read more ›
-by Ace Hardware What birds need in Spring: An extra food source to recover from migration. Space and material to prepare for nesting. How you can help: Clean and fill your feeders Fill hummingbird or oriole feeder with nectar and jellies Set up a bluebird house or other birdhouses Hang… Read more ›
One of our most popular questions is what’s the best way to keep squirrels away from your bird feeder. The Helpful Hardware Folks at Ace have answered that question with 5 quick tips. Place your feeders 10 feet from launch points. Attach a domed baffle under or over a feeder. It… Read more ›
Here are some quick tips to help you attract and keep more birds at your bird feeder. These basic tips are especially important to during the winter months when it’s difficult for birds to get food from their natural sources (insects and seeds). FOOD– Provide fresh seed, nectars, fruits, nuts… Read more ›
There are 48 million birders in the US, according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). And 88% of these birders are backyard birders like you. Those numbers are not surprising when you think about all the great reasons to enjoy bird watching. Birds are beautiful, colorful, and interesting.… Read more ›
HOME Baby chicks need to be protected from drafts but still have adequate ventilation. They also require 2 square feet per chick because they grow quickly and will need the space. Overcrowding will cause pecking. HEAT SOURCE Baby chicks need to be kept hot. A 250-watt infrared heat lamp… Read more ›
With very cold temperatures and consistent snow and ice on the ground in winter, many wild birds have difficulty getting food from their natural food sources (insects and seeds). So it’s extremely helpful to feed birds throughout the winter. During winter birds need high calorie and high fat foods to… Read more ›
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