Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Getting Ready for a Wonderful Winter with the Birds!

The year is very quickly coming to an abrupt halt!  What I mean of course is the summer of 2014!  It seems like just yesterday when we were all out in our gardens looking for signs of life after a winter that left most of us feeling very, very cold.

Because last years winter was so cold, I decided it's time to review what we should be doing to help our little feathered friends make it through another winter season, so that when it is finished, they can herald in the spring of 2015!

Keeping the birds happy through the winter months really isn't too difficult.  Just make sure that if you start a routine of feeding the birds, please continue it throughout the whole year.  Many people don't believe in feeding the birds, they are of the mind that there is plenty out there for them already.

I personally think, that if I feed the birds, they will know that my yard is the one that they should keep on their radar, because I like them so much, I will do whatever it takes to keep them coming back!

So without further adieu, I'd like to present some reading material that you should find interesting and helpful.  Hopefully it will result in you making the effort to see what you can see, when you put out some food for the birds.
The Best Bird Feeders Ever

And then when you are at a comfort level with that kind of bird feeder, there are always some Suet Feeders and Suet Cakes to make for our feathered friends.  Here you will find a basic recipe for Suet cakes, and lots of additional items for your special little friends.

Super-Easy-Suet-Cakes-for-Winter-Bird Feeding

The hope is that with more people feeding the birds through the year, we will have a great time seeing and watching our native birds, even as they entertain us through the coldest months of the year.

Hope you are on board to enjoying just a little bit of Mother Nature's gifts to us.



3 comments:

  1. We love our birds! I do believe it is especially important to remember to feed them in the winter.

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  2. I feed our birds all year long...but I do put out more feeders in the winter. I love to sit at my kitchen table and watch the birds and photograph them.

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  3. I am one of those who do not believe in feeding birds, sort of... I believe in feeding them naturally by planting native plants, shrubs, and trees upon which they forage for food and shelter. I've learned that by not having a 'manicured' back yard and by not using chemicals on the lawn or yard growth, that plenty of birds appreciate and feed off nature's own bounty.

    At present, I live in the Sunshine State of Florida, so thankfully, there is none of that winter white fluff you've pictured here!

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