Make Your Songbirds Happy With Chubby Mealworms
Bird watching is the number one hobby in North America! The birds are excited— and so are their fans. Here are a few things that you can do to keep your feathered visitors happy in your home habitat. Follow these tips from our resident birding gurus too ensure a successful feeding set-up for your flying flocks.
“Whether you are hosting resident species or migratory songbirds – they all require these three simple resources,” Cicely the Bird Expert.
Those three needs are:
Don’t forget that step two is an important resource for songbirds. Provide clean water for wild birds to drink and bathe in. In cold weather add a safe birdbath heater connected with a ground fault circuit. Never add any oil or glycerin to the water – this is dangerous and deadly to wildlife (it soils plumage and acts like an oil spill).
“Plant shrubs and fruit bearing trees to provide cover, shelter and nesting sites.”
Just like us, songbirds are sight shoppers. They won’t come to your cafe if they can’t see it. Set your feeder in a clear area that will be visible from the air and from their normal flight levels. You can slowly move the feeder to its final location. And just like with any product, crowds spread news. The rise in flitting and socializing will attract more birds in. Birds created the original Twitter. “Hey, what’s going on down there, Phil?”
“Anyone can mix up homemade bird treats. This is a fun activity that kids will love to help with creating,” Henri, resident naturalist and crafting coach.Mealworm Mixes
Rustic ornaments add whimsy to your winter decorations and feeding stations. Hang theses treats around your yard to provide a variety of feeding locations. Shy species will appreciate these…so set a few in quiet areas of your yard.
Chubby Mealworms provide the necessary calories and fat that songbirds need in cold weather, for breeding and for nesting seasons. Wild birds love Chubby Mealworms!
Everyone is hungry in the cold dark days of winter. Hawks search out feeding stations. These hunters quickly hone in on the heavy activity around feeders and birdbaths. Predation is a natural process, but herding groups of birds together in a tight and focused area is not.
What you can do:
Birds of prey hunt by surprise. They use speed and cover to launch attacks on unsuspecting birds. Ensure that your hanging and ground feeders give the birds a clear view to see any predators approaching,” Dr. Bianca, Ornithologist.
Is that a Yellow Warbler or a Wilson’s?”
Share your cool winter tips for your area? Leave a comment below with extra ideas for everyone’s favorite hobby! How do you feed Chubby Mealworms?