Consolidating bird feeders into homemade station
The suet is very easy to make, here’s is what you will need… Aqua Mason Jars filled with bird seed and a tea light and an old lantern were tied on with twine.You don't have to spend a lot of money to attract birds to your yard.I’m honoring my Dad with this post, he would have been 85 years old tomorrow.The Bird Feeding Station starts with some old garden trellises, we happened to have two that matched, but you could use some that are different, wooden trellises or even an old ladder.It should be noted that although it's a fun idea, it's not the most practical of bird feeders.Anne Marie Johnson, project assistant with Feeder Watch, said, "It is critical that feeders be easy to clean and be free from little crevices where food can get caught and mold."Kids can help decorate a used juice carton cut into the shape of a birdhouse.
Surprisingly the HOSPs we have do not appear to be overly aggressive towards the martins.
I believe this is due to a plentiful supply of food, water and cover, and an overabundance of housing (we have a very small martin colony).
There doesn't seem to be any signs of nest-site competition between the HOSPs and the martins, at least not yet. And, after having done some research, we'll be modifying our martin house for larger nest cavities when I can spare some time from graduate school here at Texas A&M.
Bird watching is an engaging and educational hobby that offers a unique blend of excitement and tranquility you won't find anywhere else.
Although a wide variety of birds will often be seen during a walk or hike, you can observe many of these birds from the comfort of your own home if you simply provide homemade bird feeders.Once established, your feeding station will be the site of frequent visits from perhaps hundreds of birds.