Tips for getting the most out of your bird feeding experience: Credit: iStock Images 1. Provide fresh water to birds regularly. Water …
Feeding Wild Birds
Wild bird feeding is a wonderful activity for every age.
It brings joy and a sense of fulfillment. Time spent in taking care of the feeders and watching the variety of visiting birds presents a much needed energizing break from the fast-paced everyday life. Even a few minutes of birdwatching is enough to help with productivity and concentration.
Bird feeding is a lovely opportunity to introduce children to the amazing diversity of birds and help them develop a sense of care and respect to Nature. It is equally beneficial to the elderly – taking care of the colorful feathered creatures and communicating with them, prompt retirees to have a purpose in their everyday life.
Offering food and water to wild birds is just the beginning.
It could be nicely combined with other hobbies like photography and gardening. The garden could be a “mini-habitat” for the birds to find shelter, feed properly and raise their young.
With most of our time spent indoors, personal and ecological wellness are becoming key factors in day-to-day living.
Wild bird feeding is a good way to start by partially compensating for the harmful effects of urbanization on altering or destroying birds’ habitat. You’ll be amazed at the variety of species that populate cities and that come to your feeder throughout the year. After birds identify your feeder as a regular source of food, you will enjoy their company from the comfort of your home.
Birds need a steady and reliable access to food and water.
This is even more pressing when they need the most energy, such as during temperature extremes, migration and in winter or early spring, when natural sources are depleted.
Once adapted to the feeder, your new feathered friends will count on it and sometimes will fly kilometers to have a bite and drink water at your terrace or backyard.