How to Attract More Birds with Peanuts
Fall is here, the leaves are changing and migratory birds are on the move! You may see a few hummingbird stragglers but most are headed south by now. The Finches are feeding actively, but many other birds are seldom seen at the feeder...at least for now.
Why keep feeding?
#1- Fall means birds are shifting territories & looking for an ideal Winter sanctuary. Keeping your feeder out there now (w/ fresh food) means the birds will be back with the cold weather. (providing water & shelter helps too!)
#2- Unusual migrating birds may show up. Especially right before or after a tropical storm (hint, hint!) Seriously, you might see something special!
#3- Fall Feeders get to watch adult birds training the young how to use a feeder (seriously amusing!). You'll also be the 1st to see the arrival of our special Winter guest birds. (Val saw her 1st Kinglet the other day!)
"Yeah, yeah but I want to see birds now" Ok- Here's how.
#1- Your birds are most likely to be at your feeders now at dusk & dawn. Get up early or watch right before sunset to see more action.
#2- Get Peanuts & Sunflower seed in your feeders, now! "Caching" birds are starting to actively store foods for the winter & those are two of their favorites!
#3-Make sure your seed & foods stay fresh. Its still humid outside and slow feeding means your bird food can get moldy or wet & clumpy. If it does, empty your feeder & clean it thoroughly before putting it back out. Don't fill to capacity when the feeding is slow!
With all this in mind - We have some specials lined up for the Month that we think will help draw "caching" birds to your yard & help to keep your bird seed fresh (all year!). Enjoy!