Bird feeders come in a vast range of designs, sizes, and styles. However, the new feeder you pick isn’t always one that will be most appealing to birds in your outdoor space. Understanding how to attract birds to a new feeder will help them move from feeder to feeder so you can add to your landscape a bird feeder in a style of your choosing.
Getting New Feeders
A single bird feeder is never enough when it comes to feeding your birds. Regardless if you are picking a bigger feeder to accommodate more birds or buying different types of feeders for different types of seeds, it is critical to select a style that will be attractive birds.
Getting Birds to Feed from a New Feeder
In some yards, it might take birds just a couple of minutes to start using a new bird feeder. With others, it might take days before they are comfortable with the new one.
To get birds to use a new bird feeder:
Birds Not Using the Feeder
If birds aren’t eating at the new feeder after a number of days, note the seed amount to decide if they’re coming to the feeder and you're just missing their snacks. If the seeds aren’t being eaten, take a look at your other feeders. The birds might have migrated or are just visiting your yard less.
Also, take a look at the quality of the seeds in the new feeder. If the seeds haven’t been eaten after a number of days, it might have gotten moldy or attracted insects, making it unsuitable for birds.
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