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A tube feeder is always a popular attraction for smaller birds, including this flock of female American goldfinches.
Summer Bird-Feeding Tips: Keep Seeds Away From Squirrels
Summer is a great time to enjoy the diversity of birds in your area by revving up your bird feeding station. Not only will the resident birds comes calling, but you will also attract a varied flock of young birds once they fledge as well as neotropical migrants that are nowhere to be seen in fall or winter. The wild bird experts at Cole’s Wild Bird Products Co. offer up essential summertime feeding tips when natural seed supplies are at their lowest.
Read the entire article at: http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2016/07/summer_bird-feeding_tips.html
The Best And The Brightest: How To Attract Beautiful, Colorful Birds To Your Backyard
By Coles Wild Bird Products Photos Courtesy of Coles Wild Bird Products The bird-feeding experts at Cole’s Wild Bird Products offer some expert tips on common colorful birds found throughout North America and the types of bird feed they prefer:
Sparrows to doves, mockingbirds to magpies, every bird that visits your backyard this season will bring its unique brand of delight. Yet when a particularly colorful species shows up, you can’t help but feel a special thrill at the beauty of their plumage and song. You can take steps to draw the most colorful species to your feeder and fill your backyard with their vibrant, bright displays throughout the season. First, research what types of birds live in your region. Some species may summer in your area and then winter elsewhere. Some may arrive in spring to breed and raise young, only to move on as fall approaches. Online resources such as the Audubon Society’s bird guide can help you identify the colorful species that may be found in your area this summer. Next, take action to make your backyard attractive to the birds you want to attract. Provide their preferred nesting habitat, plenty of fresh, clean water and a reliable supply of their favorite foods in a style feeder they favor.
Read the entire article at: http://www.gardensmart.tv/?p=articles&title=Coles_Wild_Birds
RDG Spring Prep 2017
Food, Feeder, and Fotos!!!
This has been a crazy Winter here in New England. We got a lot of rain, a few snow storms, and some single digit nights followed by 50ยบ plus days. On the last weekend before the end of February, the mercury briefly topped 65ยบ! Not sure how March is going to fare, but the RainyDayGarden folks are already thinking Spring
Cole’s Wild Bird Feed
During March and April, food in the wild is low because new growth/plants have not quite emerged. We like to put out food during this time to make sure our feathered friends are able to get over the hump The wild bird feed we use comes from Cole’s. We like Cole’s because they don’t use any fillers. Not using fillers means that nothing gets picked out by the birds and flung to the ground. The following are the blends we have used with great success in previous years:
The new one for us this Spring is the Dried Mealworms. Mealworms are high in protein and good to offer during nesting season. BTW, mealworms can also be a good protein source for people as well (baked/fried versions are packaged as snacks and may be found in health-food outlets, if you want to give them a try).
Read the entire article at: http://rainydaymagazine.com/wp/2017/03/03/rdg-spring-prep-2017/