Decorative bird feeders are one of the best ways to enjoy birds up close in your own backyard. They are great for people who live in apartment buildings, in nursing homes, or for those who can't get outside easily. Virtually every type of bird will eat from bird feeders, which makes them excellent items for people who love watching nature.
Types of Bird Feeders
Window bird feeders are available in a variety of styles, shapes, and sizes. The size of your bird feeder will depend on how many birds are able to eat from the feeder at one time, as well as how often you'll have to refill it. Thus, for elderly who might need friends or family to refill the feeder, a larger model might be a better choice.
There are several kinds of window bird feeders. Some models are attached directly windows via suction cups, clips, or Velcro.
Bird Feeder Placement
Once you have purchased your new decorative bird feeder, it's time to decide which window to place it in. Ideally, you should select a window that you view often. Many people find the kitchen window to be a great spot. It's also important to place the feeder in an area outside your house where birds frequent. For example, a quiet back yard is better than a front yard near a noisy street.
Attracting Birds to the Feeder
It may take a little while before the birds in your neighborhood recognize your house as a dining hotspot. Make sure that the birdseed you are using is meant for the species in your region. Use mixtures that attract many different kinds of birds instead of just one.
After that, all you can do is sit back and wait. Remember that it may take up to a month before the birds in your neighborhood discover your bird feeders. But once they find it, they will be back for more.
You can also consider getting a number of window bird feeders; perhaps one for each side of your home. Bird feeders also make a great gift, one that keeps on giving for years.