Bird Feeding: the Cure for Cabin Fever
Have you had your fill of winter? Need a prescription for that cabin fever that won’t seem to go away?
Well, say “hello” to March, a great month to get outside and begin preparing your yard for the upcoming spring bird action.
Start by cleaning your feeders, bird feeding stations and baffles, repairing any weather damage and raking up any debris under your feeding stations.
You may start seeing different birds at your feeders, as winter begins to loosen its grasp. Some birds, such as finches, may start to bring new color and life to your yard as they begin the process of molting into their vibrant breeding plumage.
Offering new foods can help you attract more birds to your newly-refreshed yard.
In spring, a bird’s need for protein increases dramatically. Loaded with protein, mealworms can help you attract common and uncommon insect-eating birds like bluebirds or wrens. Bird parents, such as bluebirds, will often bring their offspring to feeders and feed them.
Suet and Fats
Suet is a high-energy, high-fat substance that is helpful in spring (especially when loaded with nuts), when birds are looking for supplemental sources of nutrition.
Berries and Fruit
Fresh and dried fruits are popular with birds, such as robins, waxwings, bluebirds, mockingbirds and returning orioles, and help provide proper color pigments for new feathers and other nutritional needs. Many of our WBU Suets, Seed Cylinders, Seed Stackables and Jim’s Birdacious® BugBerry™ Blend Treats feature fruit.
Loaded with protein and fat, peanuts provide birds with the necessary energy to defend territories and raise healthy families.
Stop by the store this month. We have all the new foods you need to bring more birds to your yard and help you get over any lingering effects of winter.