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Are you waging a war with squirrels, trying to keep them out of your bird feeder? Many bird watchers can appreciate a little extra wildlife in their yard, but losing birds and bird seed can quickly agitate anyone; especially if the squirrels are also tearing up the feeders in the process. We have a few suggestions that might be able to help keep the furry burglars at a distance.
I'm pleased to bring you this guest blog post by Charlie and Bernadette, our fellow employees. They have quite a following of Hummingbirds at their home. You can see from the photos and video below that their yard is super popular during the season.
Mealworms are a food source you may want to introduce to your bird population this spring. They can be purchased live or dried and birds will eat either type. If your birds flock to them (pun intended!) you may want to think about growing your own mealworm population. Bluebirds are known to be attracted to mealworms but other insect eating species will eat them as well. Others that may be attracted to a meal worm feeder are chickadees, phoebes, catbirds, titmice, orioles, jays, nuthatches, warblers and more.
There's more to being a landlord for Purple Martins than just erecting a house. The first thing to do after getting that house for Christmas is deciding where in the world it should go. The yard is the obvious choice but where? Here's some tips I found when researching purple martin mania: