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  1. These birds like to stay and live in bushy evergreen shrubs that can protect them, and they can camouflage too. You may also plant or buy a pre-grown conifer tree, which they like to be their home. Then, provide roosting boxes in the conifer tree. It will protect them during colder months and will make them warm. Also, they are attracted to dense areas of shrubs.
  2. I wish I had found this finch food sooner. First time trying this Lyric 2647469 mix. I started by filling one of our tube seed feeders. I often mix different types but decided to just try this one all on its own. This tube feeder usually takes a few weeks before it runs empty. Well this Lyric Finch food was practically gone in a week!
  3. I read a tutorial article about attracting chickadees to the yard. I hope this guide is useful to be able to attract the Black-Capped Chickadee. The first is to order the nuts that the chickadees love, like shelled peanuts, shelled sunflower seeds, and peanut butter. Or maybe you should grow some apricots and sunflowers because they are quite insect-loving. Followed by a clean water supply, chickadees love to visit birdbaths where they can drink and bathe. Make sure you have birdbaths in your yard.
  4. For me, the most effective method is by looking at their colors, other physical traits, and behavior. The Pine Siskin and House Finch are very similar in size and flight pattern; it’s hard to tell them apart through those means.
  5. This ornamental piece could be my best bet for secure and convenient feeding, hassle-free cleaning and refilling, and easy setup.
  6. My sleep is disturbed by birdsong loudly at night, especially at 3 or 4 am. To prevent them from disturbing my good night's sleep, I have discovered a few ways to stop the birds' singing at night. The first is to set up bird deterrents such as bird lines, bird ribs, and bird spiders. Next is to use some sounds they hate, like the sound of a running steam locomotive, to keep the mockingbirds away... These ways won't hurt them, but just keep them functioning properly without harming them. It affects anyone's sleep.
  7. I think it's pine siskin because it's brown and streaky (light brown with dark brown streaks). Its breast and throat are mainly white, but with brown streaks. And its head is filled with concentrated dark brown feathers. But its most recognizable and characteristic coloration is the yellow accents on the edges of its wings and tail. The yellow patches on its wings and tail are most visible when the bird is in flight. You can also learn some more tips to distinguish pine siskin from house finches.
  8. Pine Siskin and House Finch have quite a few similarities, and I often get confused between them. But after seeing some guidelines on the difference between these two types of birds, I can now tell them apart easily. I also want to share this guide with those who need it. In terms of appearance, house sparrows are slightly larger than pine sparrows, and they have very unique colors that can be red, orange, or even yellow. While pine siskins are less eye-catching, they are brown and streaked (light brown with dark brown streaks). Its breast and throat are mostly white, but with brown streaks.
  9. I have seen some blue jays near my area, so I installed a feeder with the aim of bringing them to my yard. After reading some reviews of the best feeder for blue jays, I decided to give Twinkle Star a try. It's pretty nice, with a capacity of up to 2.15 lbs. The 7.9-inch tray at the bottom is a big plus. It allows birds that enjoy pecking peanuts through the feeding ports with little waste.
  10. Squirrels are very determined to disturb your peace. They will do anything to get food. But no matter how pesky the squirrels get, it’s best not to resort to trapping, setting predators on, or killing them. I think you should use this method to prevent squirrels from getting close to bird feeder.
  11. The easiest way to prevent squirrels from eating bird seeds is to hang the bird feeder away from the trees, or put it in the middle of the yard where there is no cover. Hanging the feeder on a fishing line doesn't always work. A divider can be used instead. This is an effective method to keep squirrels away from bird seeds if the squirrel dares to climb into the bird's feeder. Squirrels hate the smell of cayenne pepper, white pepper, black pepper, or garlic. Sprinkle pepper on the yard or the area around the birds, sure to keep the annoying squirrels away for a while.
  12. Attracting an oriole bird can be difficult, but if you know how to attract them by providing the foods they prefer, you can have these beautiful birds in your backyard as soon as possible by making a feeder for oriole birds, which does not have to be expensive.
  13. How to make an Oriole feeder at home at no cost: I used a bale and a Deli cup to make the Oriole feeder. I used baling wire and a Deli cup to make an Oriole feeder. The first step is to drill some small holes at the bottom of the deli cup. Then, I made a circle with wire that is just the right size to carry the deli cup. It is recommended to use pliers to secure and tighten. The next step is to bend the baling wire end to hang the deli cup onto the Poole feeder. Finally, I put their favorite food in that homemade feeder, which is jelly. As expected, the orioles proved to be very fond of them.
  14. In addition to the difference in external characteristics, the robin and the oriole also have different habits and habitats. The oriole lives on higher branches because the robin hunts for worms and insects on the ground, whereas the robin hunts for worms and insects on the ground.
  15. Robin and Oriole have a lot in common. If you only look at them once, it is difficult to tell them apart. Both species have orange breasts. However, Robins are bigger than orioles in overall size. Robins have a round and stout body, a gray head, back, and wings, while the Oriole is slimmer with a glossy black head, back, and wings.
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