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are many species of birds. Some eat insects, others seeds and fruits. Many
are omnivorous. Your choice of feeds will depend on which species of birds
you want to attract.
seeds are one of the most favorite foods of seed-eating birds. Peanuts also
appeal to many birds. Other seeds liked by birds are cracked corn, white
millet and safflower.
can also feed the birds with fruits like apples, plums and tomatoes.
your garden to go a little untidy and leave some flowers to go to seed.
and insects are scarce during winter. Therefore the plants that produce
seeds and fruits in winter are vital for birds.
humans, birds also need calcium in their diet. If you offer them small
pieces of egg shell, many birds will come to feed on them and may even take
away some of them to feed their young.
Attracting humming birds
you want to attract humming birds, grow flowers and hang a humming bird
feeder in their midst.
producing plants attract humming birds and orioles.
birds and orioles need nectar-bearing flowers. Plant many varieties of
flowers with different blooming times, so that there is a steady supply of
not use artificial dye in the nectar for humming birds. It can harm them.
make syrup for humming birds, use one part of sugar with four parts of
birds need sugar for energy. Do not substitute it with artificial
the humming bird feeders thoroughly every time you refill them.
prevent bacteria from developing in the humming bird feeders, replace the
sugar water at least twice a week.
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