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Bird Feeders

Interests | March 18, 2015 | Nik Manojlovich
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My partner and I are of two minds when it comes to bird feeders. He dislikes them because he thinks they attract “varmints”. I like bird feeders because they attract birds!

In my mind, bird feeders are a great way of inviting your local, feathered friends over for a visit. In our neck of the woods, birds are plenty!

I usually head to our local feed store in a town nearby, to purchase their deluxe mix. This mix includes: red Dari, millet, kibbled maize, linseed, canary seed, sunflower hearts, peanuts and black sunflower seeds and I think this varied mix of ingredients attract a wide range of local birds plus, the migratory ones just passing through.

I’ve learned to accept the fact that red squirrels also find my bird feeders inviting. Well, so be it – in my mind, the more the merrier, especially when they’re this cute!!!

I suggest you hang your bird feeders off a strong bough on a deciduous tree and remember to hang it low enough so that you’re able to add more seed with little effort. I also hang the feeder so that it’s visible from a central, cozy spot within the cottage.

We really fell in love with UMBRA’S BIRD CAFE available through Amazon. Little birds love to sit along the edge as if they’re having a chit-chat!!!

There’s nothing I love more than settling in to read a good book from a spot that gives me a clear view of a nearby bird feeder. It’s so often wonderful to simply watch the birds come and go as they enjoy the special meal you’ve presented solely for their enjoyment.

Bird feeders! This is for the birds!

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One Response to “Bird Feeders”

  1. Nancy Rychel says:

    Ontario birds are soooo beautiful!!!! Watching them early in the morning at the lake when everyone else is still asleep is truly one of my guilty pleasures. Thanks Nik!


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