Posted on Mar 16, 2009 | Comments 0
Watching birds fly in and out of your backyard, eating and making a home out of your backyard is a pleasing sight.
If you want birds to come to your yard often or to make themselves at home, you must create an environment that they will attract.
If you don’t know enough information about birds then learn more about them. With the use of online information or bird books you will know what attracts a bird to a place.
Birds generally want a place where they can nest and raise their young. Birds prefer nesting in trees, high above the ground so they are safe from ground predators.
They also want a place where there are places for hideouts so that in case of snakes or any threats they can find a place to hide. For example, hedges provide excellent hideouts for birds.
Your backyard needs to have the necessary food needed by birds [Bird Food]. Plant flowers and plants that attract insects and bugs that those birds often eat. The ladybird is a common favorite for the birds.
They also enjoy berries. Plant the right plants that bear berries. Do your research in the right plant for berries. You might find one that produces sour and tasteless berries and hence chase birds away.
To attract birds during their mating season, make your garden look more inviting. Include vines, hedges and trees. The secret to birdscaping lies in the attraction.
To increase their chances of survival during winter consider putting up warm bird bathes and feeders [Bird feeder]. That way birds will rather migrate to your garden rather than to a totally different place primarily for warmth.
Build up a pool or pond for the drinking water. Birds also enjoy playing around water holes. Give them this freedom and your garden will be filled with different types of birds.
Buy or create compact discs and tapes that have bird songs in them. Other birds will fly in your yard upon hearing the song of a fellow bird. Well they will not find him when they get there but your garden setup will compel them to stay.
Let’s face it, would you leave heaven when you have seen what it is because you can’t see a particular someone? I guess not.
So you see it’s not so hard birdscaping after all. Just make your garden attractive, inhabitable and safe for birds. You will be looking at different types and species of birds in your backyard.
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