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Why Do Birds Throw Seed Out Of The Feeder?

Have you ever noticed just how much seed birds waste by throwing it out from the feeder? If you are reading this you have probably become fed up with seed mess on the ground below the feeder and the thought of good money spent on bird seed being wasted. Why do birds throw seed out of a feeder? Are they …

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5 Ways To Keep Squirrels Off Your Bird Feeder (that actually work)

Love them or hate them, squirrels can be a nuisance; small birds are scared away from the feeder, expensive bird seed gets wasted and, more importantly squirrels can cause serious damage to our homes if encouraged to stay. So, just how do you keep squirrels from eating bird seed? Can we stop squirrels climbing bird feeders in the first place? …

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Bird Watching Equipment That Every Birder Needs (with six examples)

Bird watching is fun, from backyard birding to the great outdoors, wild birds are fascinating to watch. You probably found my blog because you are a beginner looking for information on bird watching; I want to help you and other beginners to find what you need. I have put together the following guide to help people get started with bird …

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How To Care For Your Nesting Box

In this post I am going to go through some of the best ways to maintain and protect a bird nesting box. I first thought about this when I started noticing how high on buildings some nesting boxes are. Given that so many are not easy to get to, I have been wondering – does a bird nesting box need …

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Types Of Nesting Box For Garden Birds – A Buyer’s Guide

Are you looking to buy a bird nesting box for your garden? Maybe you have been given one as a gift. Do you even know the first thing about bird boxes, otherwise known as nesting boxes? In this post I am going to show you some of the different types of nesting boxes you can use in your garden, what …

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How To Encourage Robins To Use A Nest Box

A friend gave me a ‘robin teapot nester’ for my birthday a year or two ago. I put in amongst a large Laurel bush in my back garden but never had any success. I have noticed how often a certain robin visits my garden and the feeders. Now I want to find out more about how to encourage robins to …

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Garden Bird Nesting Boxes – How, Where & When To Use Them

I have had bird feeders in my garden for some time now, with some pretty good results. I often wonder where the birds go to when they leave the feeders. Now I am wondering whether my back garden is a suitable place to use a bird nesting box. But when is the best time to put up a bird box …

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Working Out Which Type Of Bird Feeder To Use

If you want to start feeding birds in your garden, or even from an apartment balcony, it can be a great hobby. If you put some suitable bird food out, the birds will come. It might take a while but you will see visitors. When I started I did not know which food to use, or which type of bird …

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Garden Bird Feeders Spread Disease : Fact or Fiction?

I have been reading a lot lately about cleaning and washing bird feeders. Is it really necessary? Surely I fill them with seed, the birds come, they take the seed then I refill – simple! Now I am told that bird feeders spread disease. So, what are the dangers of bird feeders and should I worry if I touched dried …

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Using Cayenne Pepper In Bird Seed

Depending on where you live, you may be suffering the unwanted attention of squirrels around your bird feeders. Rodents, vermin, pests – call them what you will, they are a nuisance around bird feeders. So, what can we do to stop squirrels from stealing the bird food? I have heard of using cayenne pepper but, is using cayenne pepper in …