We showed you how to attract birds to your garden for the summer, but now we want to share with you how to care for your winter birds.
If you would want to persuade the winter birds to make their homes near you and your family then you will need to take a good look at your landscaping and see what you have and what you will need to encourage the feathered friend to fly your way during the winter.
Many people supply winter birds bird seeds in bird feeders but having shrubs and trees that bear fruit would provide birds with natural food that many birds would prefer. Such trees and shrubs include holly and sumac. Birds that are migrating need trees and shrubs that bear fall fruit these types of trees and shrubs include dogwood, winterberry and mountain ash. Having trees and shrubs that bear fruit at different times throughout the year would be a great idea.
Clean out any bird houses that you have hanging around and the winter birds will move in. Blue birds like to seek shelter on windy winter nights and these nesting boxes are just right. Place your water and food close to the nesting boxes so they are visible.
I hope you find the winter birds a calming sight to watch as we did.
Easy Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeder for Winter Birds
- Peanut Butter
- Butter Knife
- Bird Seed
- Pine Cone
- 2 Pipe cleaners
- Wax paper
- Lay the wax paper out on your counter and cover in bird seed
- Use the butter knife to apply generous portions of peanut butter to the pine cone
- Roll the pine cone in the bird seed, making sure it is thoroughly covered
- Gently work the first pipe cleaner under the eaves of the pine cone and secure it to the center
- Attach the 2nd pipe cleaner to the first, using a knot as a simple twist might not be secure enough
- Tie the pipe cleaner on a branch outside a window and enjoy the birds