How to Attract Finches to Your Yard This Spring

How to Attract Finches to Your Yard This Spring

Spring and summer are great times of the year for feeding finches. Goldfinches become a beautiful yellow in these months and house finches, purple finches and pine siskins are plentiful. So how do you attract these little birds to your feeders?

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The Ultimate Bird Food: Black Oil Sunflower Seed

The Ultimate Bird Food: Black Oil Sunflower Seed

Black oil sunflower is a much loved food source for wild birds. In fact, studies have shown that black oil sunflower is the top choice of most seed eating birds from chickadees to sparrows. So why is black oil sunflower so popular.

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Winter Bird Feeding Tips

Winter Bird Feeding Tips

Brrrrr... it's suddenly so cold out there! So glad I filled the bird feeders yesterday while it was still beautifully snowy but not frigidly cold.

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Get Ready for the Redpolls

Get Ready for the Redpolls

With winter approaching, we are starting to see birds migrating to their winter feeding grounds. That means that the redpolls hopefully will be showing up at my feeders later this fall.

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Northern Flickers

Northern Flickers

Northern Flickers are one of my favorite birds and I have a few of them frequenting my feeders at this time of year. Flickers are not as common as some of the other birds in your backyard, so I thought I would give you a bit of information on Northern Flickers and how to attract them.

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The Benefits of a Fly-Through Feeder

The Benefits of a Fly-Through Feeder

This feeder by Wild Bird Trading Company is what I call a "fly - through feeder" meaning that it is ideal for birds that just want to fly in, grab a seed and fly out quickly.

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No Mess Solutions for Backyard Bird Feeding

Love the birds but don’t love the mess that goes with them? Many backyard bird feeders stop feeding birds over the summer, choosing to focus instead on the perfect lawn and garden. However, there is a way to have your perfect lawn and your backyard birds too, if you make the correct bird food choices.

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Attracting Nuthatches to your Backyard

Attracting Nuthatches to your Backyard

Nuthatches are one of my favorite backyard birds. So small and yet fiesty, I enjoy seeing these colourful Red Breasted Nuthatches coming to and from my feeders. It is easy to see which seeds they enjoy the most based on the feeders that they frequent.

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Variations on Suet Bird Feeders

​I think we are all pretty familiar with the standard suet cage feeder. However, recently, one of our customers showed us an innovative modification to one of these feeders.​

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Suet Feeders Attract the Most Interesting Birds

I have about 3 different suet feeders in my backyard and they attract the most interesting birds. In particular, I notice that my northern flicker friends love suet. Notice the acrobatics they use to balance on this suet feeder to eat at it.

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