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Tag: Backyard Bird Watching

Tips for Attracting Blue Jays

Follow these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to bring blue jays to your backyard. Blue jays are known for their striking blue feathers and loud songs. The bright and beautiful songbirds are a favorite among birders. If you to bring blue jays to your backyard, you’ll need to know about their favorite food, nesting habits and more. Follow these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to get started. Feed(…)

Tips for Proper Bird Seed Storage

Learn how to properly store bird seed with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You may not realize it, but properly storing your bags of bird seed is almost as important as initially selecting the right seed to use. You want to make sure the seed you buy is stored safely so it’s always ready to use when your feathered friends are hungry. Don & Lillian Stokes of Stokes(…)

Attracting Orioles

Learn how to attract orioles to your yard with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Known for their bright orange and striking black feathers, orioles are a welcome sight in any birder’s backyard. The beautiful songbirds migrate south for the winter, but come back to the Midwest around early May. You can get your backyard ready for orioles with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Feed & Feeders Orioles aren’t your(…)

Attracting Chickadees

Bring cheerful chickadees to your backyard with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Chickadees are a fan favorite among backyard birders. The petite, cheerful birds are especially welcome in the dreary days of winter. With a few tips and some basic bird supplies, you can attract chickadees to your yard all year round. Your Blain’s Farm & Fleet animal experts are here to help. Bird Seed Chickadees are busy(…)

Tips for Attracting Cardinals

Bring beautiful cardinals to your backyard with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Known for their bright red feathers and beautiful songs, cardinals are a favorite among bird watchers. Even the fawn-colored females are easily recognizable by their song and red highlights. Cardinals are actually fairly easy to attract to your backyard. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can bring cardinals to your backyard all year(…)

Bird Watching Tips for Beginners

Observe your favorite backyard birds with our bird watching tips for beginners. If you’re a beginner at bird watching, you might not know where to start. What equipment will you need? Where are the best bird watching spots? How do you get birds to come to your backyard? Being a backyard birder can take some patience, but it’s well worth it when you can enjoy the natural beauty of wild(…)

Attracting Birds with Nyjer Seed

Learn about using nyjer seed to attract birds with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. In the winter, wild birds need bird seed to keep their metabolism going and make it through the cold weather. With the snow and cold, their natural food resources can run out. Nyjer seed is a great option for feeding smaller birds, such as finches and other small clinging birds. What is nyjer seed? Nyjer seeds are(…)

Winter Bird Feeding

Help out your feathered friends with winter bird feeding. As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, winter is definitely on its way. While some birds fly south, some stick around for the colder months. These birds may change their eating habits, opting for berries over bugs. Birds need a reliable food source to keep their metabolism going in the cold days of winter. Water can also be(…)

Squirrel Proof Your Bird Feeders

Follow our helpful tips to keep squirrels away from your bird feeders. You put up bird feeders to attract your feathered friends. However, your bird seed will likely attract another creature: squirrels. These pesky creatures think you put out that store-bought seed for them. Keep the bushy-tailed bandits off your bird feeders with a few of our helpful tips. Find the Right Feeder Spot Squirrels can jump up to six(…)

Bird Houses For Your Backyard

Learn the basics of choosing the perfect bird houses for your backyard. If you love bird watching, then you know setting up bird houses around your yard is a great way to catch a rare glimpse of daily bird life. How do you choose the right bird house to attract the kind of birds you want to see? Common birds that nest in bird houses are tree swallows, bluebirds, chickadees,(…)

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