Why aren't there any birds at my feeders?
The goldfinches that disappear in May may be off eating weed and flower seeds in nearby meadows in summer and fall. A natural crop of seeds, berries, fruits, and insects is most likely the answer. Be patient and the birds will return to your feeders once the natural food sources begin to diminish. Another very good possibility is that a hawk or falcon may be scoping out your feeder area, forcing the birds into hiding. You are kind enough to offer a full birdie buffet for them. One thing you can do (if you see a predator in the area) is to bring your feeders in for a week and force them to move on. Look for a cat or a hawk in your yard if your birds disappear all of a sudden. .
How do I stop this woodpecker from ruining my siding?
These woodpeckers are just doing what comes naturally to them, with no regard for your house! They drum, drill and excavate in wood for several reasons. In the spring time woodpeckers try to make the loudest noise while they are drumming (to attract a mate) I guess the ones that peck the loudest are the most attractive!! He is also claiming his territory! (I think of Tarzan beating on his chest when I hear them) But drumming is done to make noise, not holes. If a woodpecker is making holes it is looking for one of two things…food in the form of wood boring insects, or a nesting or roosting cavity. They love roosting among your insulation in the winter to stay warm. You can try to hang something to discourage or scare them away such as sheet metal, hardware cloth, fencing, aluminum pans or foil,k rubber snakes, plastic owls and so on.
Why is this bird throwing itself at my window over and over?
Visual reflections are just not something a bird can understand. Your bird likely thinks he sees a rival in its territory and is trying to drive it off. There are a few things you can do to alter the reflectiveness of the exterior of the surface. If it is your car mirror then you can tie a plastic grocery bag to the mirror. Or you can simply pull your side windows in on your car until your next trip. If this is happening to you windows on your house you can spread bar soap onto your window, cover the window with plastic wrap, or tape newspaper to the outside of the glass. Leave it up for a few weeks until the bird is satisfied that the intruder is gone.
What's the best bird seed to use to get the most birds?
Black oil sunflower is the easy answer, whether it’s in the shell or out of the shell. We sell a few special blends called Three Choice Blend (consisting of 1/3 peanuts, 1/3 nutra saff, and 1/3 black oil sunflower out of the shell) and Kracker Jax (our true no grow mix consisting of 50% peanut hearts and 50% Coarse sunflower hearts) These are sure to attract all of the colorful songbirds that you desire!!
How do I discourage pigeons, black birds, starlings and house sparrows at my feeders?
As much as I am looking forward to 2020 ending, I don't want torush the winter. With so many changes happening over the past yearone thing has remained the same….The birds are still eating!! A lot!!For me, this season I am seeing...