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Feeding Wild Birds in Winter

Help Feed the Wild Birds this Winter It’s a common misconception that all wild birds fly south during the winter months. Even though a large majority migrate south, a select few cool climate breeds remain. House Finches, House Sparrows, American Goldfinches, and Northern Cardinals all stick it out during the cool Midwest winter. Often times, these birds have to change their eating habits by opting for berries over bugs. Water can also(…)

Tips for Attracting Woodpeckers

Follow these tips for attracting woodpeckers from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Backyard birdwatching is a fun activity for the whole family. You can learn about different species of birds, right in your own backyard. There are plenty of birds that will flock to your backyard – including woodpeckers. Not only are woodpeckers beautiful and fun to watch, but they also are great helpers in the garden. They love to eat(…)

How to Attract Owls

Learn how to attract owls to your backyard and garden with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Everyone’s familiar with the haunting call of an owl. While some may find owls to be a bit scary, they’re actually beneficial for your home and garden. Learn how to attract owls with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Benefits of Attracting Owls Owls are predators, but this works to a homeowner’s advantage. They prey(…)

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(…)

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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