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Tag: Wild Bird Care

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(…)

Simple Ways to Attract Mourning Doves

Learn how to attract mourning doves in your backyard with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Mourning doves are delicate, delightful birds that are welcome in any birder’s backyard. They can be shy birds, and a bit harder to attract than other wild birds. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can attract the beautiful birds all year round. Feed In order to attract mourning doves, you’ll need a variety(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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,(…)

Feeding Birds in Your Backyard

The final step in birdscaping your yard is to provide your feathered friends with a source of food. For feeding birds, you’ll have to get the right bird feeders and pick the right bird seed. Another great way to attract birds to your yard is to plant flowers, trees, and shrubs that will attract birds. Keep in mind that feeding birds with variety is the key to a successful backyard habitat.(…)

Hummingbird Feeders Guide

There are few things more exciting than seeing a hummingbird flitting around your yard. One of the best methods for attracting hummingbirds to your home is to put up hummingbird feeders. This guide will help you pick the hummingbird feeder that’s best for you. Things to Consider When Buying Hummingbird Feeders 1. Is It Easy to Clean? One of the most important things to consider when you choose a hummingbird feeder is whether(…)

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