Birds are designed to work, work, work for their food. Have you ever seen a wild bird lounging around, overweight? Watch one for a few short minutes and it will inevitably hop and skitter around, poking and prodding the earth for worms, seeds, berries, anything edible. Even in winter, the majority of birds who tough it out through the snow will not only survive but thrive on their own.
But it’s just so much fun to feed them! And bird feeder styles have become almost as varied and unique as the birds they feed: quaint, detailed, plain, cute, glam, rustic, modern – all these bird feeders can add style and personality to your yard while making it a local avian hot spot. If you want to learn more about the best ways to feed birds, the National Bird-Feeding Society Web page is packed with information about all things bird; seed preferences, bird safety, species identification and more. It can help any enthusiast understand and fill the tiny tummies of these winged wonders.
In the meantime, here are some feeders that Miss A bird buffs might enjoy.
The Modern Cafe
For the Kids: If you want to build a bird feeder with your children, here is a good place to look for ideas.
And just for kicks, here’s an idea for those of you who want a DIY feeder project of your own.