A bird feeder station can be used to attract a variety of birds in your area. Birds will love visiting your bird feeders if they have access to nutritious food, water, and feel safe.
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Placing bird feeders in the open within a short flying distance from native trees and shrubs will help protect birds. You should also keep bird feeders away from your home to minimize the risk that birds will fly into your windows.
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This style by Mountain Woodworking and Crafts holds fresh fruit cut into halves or small slices. The bowl on the bottom will hold smaller pieces of fruit or mealworms.
Providing suet cakes in a bird feeder will attract woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice, and more. A feeder with a roof will help protect suet from the sun and rain.
Live or dried mealworms can be provided to birds to supplement their diet. Use a hanging feeder will contain them and minimize attracting other animals.
Birdbaths are also another necessary item to add to a bird feeder station. Offering clean and shallow water will help attract birds.
For an extra sturdy bird feeder station, place a 4×4 post in the ground with concrete. Add forged wrought iron hooks such as these by Forge and Flower. Hooks that extend out at varying lengths work great for hanging bird feeders, birdbaths, and small flowerpots.
A squirrel guard helps to stop squirrels from eating bird food. You can select a style that attaches to a metal or wood post.
Decorative post caps such as this black cat design by Madison Iron and Wood are a fun way to add character to a 4×4 post that holds bird feeders and hanging plants.
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Garden stakes are not only a lovely way to decorate your bird feeder station but also serve as a resting place for birds.
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