The more feeders and nest boxes you have the
more birds you will have in your yard. You can get
numerous styles of both in a wide price range.
The cheaper wood feeders held together with
staples will fall apart. Squirrels also tend to eat
these. Good quality feeders are held together with
screws and are often made with kiln dried cedar or pine.
It is a good idea to consider how easy a
feeder is to fill or clean.
What is the favorite window feeders of
Chickadees and Nuthatches? See demo video below:
Birds like the openness of platform feeders
but the food will get scattered easily so it doesn't last as
long. They can also be messy.
just about any flat object such as piece of
plywood can be used. You can easily add raised sides to
it to make a tray. Make it into a fly through feeder by
attaching a roof to it. Put the feeder on a pole or hang it
in a tree.
If you are good with tools here is a nice
covered tray design.
The food lasts longer and there is less mess with a hopper
feeder. Here is a plan for a basic hopper feeder.
Attach the top and to the back so the
top raises for adding food. Get an eye hook for
the top to hang or put the feeder on a pole.
The sheet of plastic slides into the grooves and
rests on the baseboards.
If you add a perch you will attract larger birds.
Here is a simple suet feeder.
Woodpeckers Chickadees and Nuthatches are just a few
of the insect eating birds attracted to suet.
Other types of popular feeders are wire mesh or tube
feeders. Tube feeders are good for smaller birds like
Finches or Sparrows. The wire mesh is good for peanuts and
will attract birds like Woodpeckers, Blue jays and