Providing for wild birds is a fun part of landscaping. With these wild bird supplies, you'll create a landscape design that attracts both humans and wild birds. Besides complementing your landscape design, one of these items will even save you money. After buying these wild bird supplies, your main bill thereafter will be for birdseed. But this bill can be drastically reduced by buying a squirrel-proof bird feeder. Feeding those pesky rodents is costly: they do not "eat like a bird."
Many squirrel-proof bird feeders use guards to keep squirrels out. The principle being to block squirrels from climbing the bird feeder pole. But for bird feeders suspended rather than mounted, a different strategy is widely used, a weight-based strategy: a mechanism is used that is sensitive to weight. If something as heavy as a squirrel climbs on the bird feeder, the mechanism is activated, frustrating the squirrel. Click "Compare Prices" to check on availability.
Many homeowners find the antics of squirrels amusing, as the cute backyard pests find method after method to raid bird feeders (birdfeeders). With so much time on their hands, squirrels are bound to find a way to get at that birdseed you just paid for, unless you purchase a squirrel-proof bird feeder. Squirrel-proof bird feeders eventually pay for themselves, making a purchase of one very sensible for the frugal landscaping enthusiast.
Bluebirds are among the most highly prized wild birds in North America. These bluebird bird houses come in a variety of colors, some with antiqued finishes. Both their winged tenants and the bird houses themselves will dress up a yard. The steeply pitched roofs of some models are covered in shingles and set off by a copper trim. Many bluebird bird houses are handmade from decay-resistant cypress. Other features ensuring longevity: ventilation, a removable roof (for cleaning) and drainage holes.
More than with any other wild bird supplies, birdbaths give you a chance to help the wild birds and adorn your yard at the same. From an aesthetic viewpoint, a birdbath is sculpture. As such, be as choosy in selecting one as you would a statue for your lawn. The wild birds don't care what it looks like, but you do! Select a birdbath based on its design, the quality of its material, and how it fits into the overall theme in your yard.