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Do Bird Feeders Need To Be Cleaned?

There are so many choices of bird feeder out there; simple bird tables, plastic tube feeders, metal cage feeders, even fancy spring-loaded squirrel-proof feeders. One thing is for sure – over time they will all become dirty and show signs of wear. Today I am going to be looking at …

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Why Most Squirrel Proof Feeders Don’t Work!

I thought that by using a caged bird feeder my squirrel problems would be solved. I had been using a number of different feeders for various food types but eventually the squirrels were taking over. When I started using a caged feeder the squirrels were not deterred and if anything …

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Which Garden Birds Eat Sunflower Seeds?

When I bought my first bird feeders I did not know what type of seed or food to put out for the birds. I didn’t want to waste too much money and I wanted to know which bird food attracts the most birds? I had heard a lot about sunflower …

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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 …

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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 they will come. The main thing to know is which …

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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 …

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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 …

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What Happened When I Moved My Bird Feeders

In a two week experiment I wanted to show just how effective the advice on this and other blogs can be when choosing the best place for a bird feeder. In another post here, I went through the main reasons why birds won’t go to a bird feeder. Reasons such as …