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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

Other than using baffles and squirrel proof feeders, there are certain types of food that squirrels and other rodents do not like. Cayenne pepper and other chilli based food will stop squirrels in their tracks. But is it safe to use cayenne pepper in bird seed and how much should …

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Are Birds Attracted To Certain Colours?

For a while now (and for no particular reason) I have been using colour neutral feeders in my garden. When I recently bought a peanut feeder I was interested to find out if its green colouring would have any effect on the birds that visit. I started to wonder – …

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How To Encourage Green Woodpecker To Feed In Your Garden

I live in an area populated by the Green Woodpecker and one of my neighbours has seen them in her garden a number of times, including a baby one. I am fascinated by these creatures and I want to know how to encourage green woodpeckers to feed in my garden. Normal …

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Feeding Birds On An Apartment Balcony The Right Way

Do you love feeding birds but have no garden? For those of us fortunate to have a private garden there are many options available; feeding poles, hanging feeders, bird baths. What about those who live in an apartment block? How do you feed birds from an apartment balcony? For people …

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How To Stop Weeds Caused By Bird Seed

For a few weeks now I have been watching the birds at the feeders, coming and going without a care in the world. The thing is, this bird feeding hobby is starting to have an impact on my lawn, causing seed mess, bird mess and now – weeds. I didn’t …

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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 …