Monday, November 16, 2009

Garden Gazebo Bird Feeders and The Victorian Birdhouse – A Bed and Breakfast for the Birds

The natural order of things, something Mother Nature follows pretty close….naturally!

Ok, humor not withstanding; fall is the time to start working on your birdfeeders, because the birds are coming. And when they get there your yard and garden décor better include some fully loaded birdfeeders. The Garden Gazebo Bird Feeders are an example of the platform feeders. These types of birdfeeders have a long narrow platform to encourage birds to feed from the edge. The garden gazebo bird feeders will minimizes contamination of the feeding station and is the favorite of a wide variety of species, including wrens and cardinals.

If you enjoy watching the birds in your yard and garden the easiest way to bring in a variety of birds is to include one or more birdfeeders in your collection of wooden lawn ornaments. Both beautiful and functional the garden gazebo bird feeder will provide you with hours of endless bird watching.

Here are some simple tips to feeding birds in the winter. If you offer a variety of food in your gazebo bird feeders you will attract many species of birds. If you are hanging your birdfeeders, or some of them anyway, hang them at various heights above the ground. Hanging garden gazebo bird feeders can be filled with Black oil sunflower seeds, not the grey and white striped sunflower seeds that you and I eat. The black oil sunflower seed in higher in oil content has a softer shell and is cheaper. And hanging your birdfeeders makes them safer from squirrels and raccoons. Offer water, some bird baths are specially made so the water doesn’t freeze.

The food and water that is out in the winter is for the birds that stay around all winter. If you have not already put out some wood birdhouses then this would be a good time to start. Painted decorative birdhouses come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. The Victorian Birdhouses with their gingerbread trim give them an heirloom look that makes them unique birdhouses that also provide multiple nesting areas for the birds that visit your garden décor birdhouses.

The size and shapes of your wood birdhouses should be determined by the type of species you wish to attract. If your decorative birdhouses are for a variety of birds then some of your unique birdhouses should measure at least 6 inches across on the inside making it large enough for the Purple martins, the largest members of the swallow family. Its opening should be two and a half inches in diameter. Wrens aren’t too picky about their decorative birdhouses and will nest in small, plain wood birdhouses. Unique birdhouses for wrens are usually simple and fairly small on the inside. Make sure the opening is only about 1 inch in diameter to keep predators out. Chickadees and nuthatches prefer homes that simulate natural environments, so wood birdhouses are best. Decorative birdhouses for Chickadees will be deep and narrow; the opening in these unique birdhouses should be in the top so that the Chickadee can nest in the bottom of the wood birdhouses and feel safe.

4 comments:

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  2. hi good day ! nice post you have . about this decors .they are beautiful . this decoration add attraction to our home . it depends only on how you put it or the arrangement in order to fit it in your interiors and theme . like me i have some home and garden decors which i contrast with my garden accessories and wind spinners and they blend perfectly . lovely set up !

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  3. I personally love the Victorian style birdhouses; they're adorable!

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