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Bird Heaven

How to attract birds to your garden? How to create a bird friendly garden? Check this article for the answers.

Solar Bird Feeder

Are birds good for your garden?

 

Many people don’t want too many birds in their gardens, because birds can be a nuisance. If you have a garden full of berries or small fruits, they will eat all of them! Birds also eat larger fruits, like apples and pears. Birds can also spread diseases, such as salmonella or campylobacter, which can make humans sick if they come in contact with infected droppings.




However, birds are not all bad. In fact, they are great!


Birds help the garden in many ways. They eat insects and other small animals like caterpillars and beetles that can damage plants, eat the fruits and vegetables you’re trying to grow, or even spread disease.

They also help pollinate some plants by spreading seeds around

They also help pollinate some plants by spreading seeds around, such as tomatoes and peppers, helping them to germinate more quickly than if they just fell on the ground by themselves.


Bird droppings also contain nutrients that are good for your soil.


Then, how to attract birds to your garden?


First of all, you should provide a food source or feeding station for birds.



You can plant trees shrubs and flowers, native plants are best. These are the plants that birds are used to seeing in their natural habitat, so they’re more likely to visit your garden if you have them around. If you do use non-native plants, make sure they don’t have any toxic chemicals or pesticides on them.



It’s easy to do invite birds to your garden by putting out bird feeders. A bird feeder is a simple way to keep birds coming back to your garden. When you put out a birds feed, you’re providing food for birds. This makes them happy and encourages them to stay in your garden.


You’re also going to need food for them. Some people prefer to use suet cakes or seeds, but there are many different types of food that can be used for attracting birds. Just make sure it is filled with healthy seeds and nuts that will not damage the birds’ health. Some good choices include sunflower seeds, peanuts in shells, cracked corn or millet, which can attract a wide variety of birds.



A lovely solar bird feeder can not only serve as a bird food source but also serve as a shelter for the birds. Those solar light bird feeders are designed to provide a safe place for birds to eat both day and night, while also offering a beautiful and elegant light to enhance your backyard and be a nice ornament for your garden.




Secondly, provide a water source, like a bird bath or fountain.


This will bring more birds to your garden and make them feel welcome. Birds enjoy bathing and playing in the water. It is a great addition to any garden and will attract birds that need water, especially during the hot summer months. A moving water feature will also create a soothing sound and provide a constant source of fresh water, which is important for attracting birds.


The water fountain can also provide a nice visual for you to enjoy. It can also be a source of entertainment for you and your family.




If you don’t have a bird bath, leave out a shallow dish with water for them to drink from. Or you can buy a solar fountain or bird bath.





The Solar Bird Bath is a water fountain feature that you can place in a pool, pond or even a water basin. It uses solar energy to power the pump and provide birds with a water source without external electrical power or batteries. The solar panel is placed in direct sunlight so that it can form a beautiful fountain. Some of them will have batteries and LED light beads built inside, which means they work not only during the day but also illuminate at night.



A fountain that is surrounded by plants and flowers will help the birds feel safer. They will see it as a natural part of their environment and not something that could harm them.





Thirdly, create an outstanding and a bird friendly garden


Bright colors can attract birds to your garden. They will love a garden that is full of color, but you should be careful not to go overboard. Be sure that the colors are not too bright as this can scare them away and may not attract the type of birds you want in your garden.


You need to make the birds feel safe, especially to avoid using reds and greens together because they will be too harsh on the eyes of humans and animals alike. Be creative when designing your garden so that it looks appealing to people and birds alike.


Darker colors are usually better for attracting birds because they tend to blend in more with their surroundings.


To encourage birds to blend in well with your garden, you can try to use bird decoys. These decoys will make the birds feel at home.


These are Solar Powered Decoy birds. They are ideal choice for those who want to add a touch of natural beauty to their garden. They are solar powered lamps with bird shapes. Just stick them in the ground, just like birds resting in the garden, which will attract birds and make them feel safe to meet their feathered friends.



At night, the LED light bead will be on and illuminate the bird decoy, looks like the luminous birds playing in your courtyard.



If you want to attract birds of a certain species, such as sparrows, you can buy decoys that look like them or hang pictures of them on your fence or wall.


 


Another tips to encourage birds into your garden

1.You can also use things like wind chimes to attract birds into your yard, especially if you want a specific type of bird such as doves or sparrows. The wind chime can makes a sound that birds can hear and respond to.







2.If you have an outdoor cat, make sure it doesn’t get into the garden while hunting birds, otherwise, you will end up with fewer birds in your yard.


I hope this article helps you to create a lovely bird garden that will increase the number of birds in your area and provide you with a wonderful view.


Conversely, if you want to keep birds out of garden or you want to protect plants and fruits, you can also place the above items somewhere else, and the birds in your area will be attracted to that place without damaging it your garden.


A bird feeder located outside can keep birds out of your garden since birds have food to eat, they won’t be as interested in eating your plants.


 


FAQ

 

Q: Why does my bird feeder not attract birds?

A: The reason might differ.

Actually, a lot of birds like meals that are found naturally in their surroundings.

You may reside in a neighborhood where cats are frequently present, which might frighten birds. It may only take a family dog to make the birds feel apprehensive around your feeder.

The noise and activity from any play equipment you may have placed near the feeders may be driving the birds away.

Better seed may be available for bird feeders at other homes than what you have, etc.


Q: Why won't birds come to my birdbath?

A: If the birdbath is in full daylight, in an exposed location, without any nearby trees or local planting, you can also find it difficult to view birds. Before settling in for a bath or a drink, birds frequently land in adjacent trees and shrubs to scan the area for predators.


Q: Do fake birds attract birds?

A: Yes, They might be momentarily drawn to it, but they would quickly realize it was a fake.

You need to place food in the bird feeder to make the birds stay. They will need some time to feel safe in a new environment.


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