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Bird Oasis

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 Attract more birds to your yard with bird feeders, birdhouses and birdbaths. We carry Droll Yankees, Aspects, Schrodt, Heritage Farms, Songbird Essentials and many other popular brands. You will also find hummingbird feeders, heated birdbaths, bird-themed Christmas ornaments, window decals and more
Preparing for Winter
Those Darn Squirrels
Just Add Water
Winterizing Your Nest Boxes
Attracting Cardinals
Attracting Bluebirds
Attracting Hummingbirds
Attracting Goldfinches
Nest Boxes
Going Batty
Attracting Orioles
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Don’t Stop Feeding Now!

 Springtime is a most important time to feed your backyard birds.  There are few other food choices, since winter supplies in the wild are running out.  Feeding this time of year is not harmful and does not interfere with nature.  By feeding during the spring & summer months you have the opportunity to watch birds’ most interesting activities – mating, nesting and raising their young.    Spring and summer feeding also is an environmentally safe way to control insects in the garden.  Wrens, phoebes and flickers will consume caterpillars, ants and mosquitoes, reducing the need to use commercial insecticides.

 Early spring is also the time in many parts of the country when we begin to see migrating hummingbirds.  While it may be a little early for your regulars, you may want to get your feeders cleaned and ready to put out for those hungry hummers passing through and in need of nourishment to help them continue their long journey north.

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Just Add Water!  

 

   Along with bird feeding, watching and other avian interests, many people often neglect one of our feathered friends’ primary keys to good health and survival – water.  Almost every bird that takes to the sky needs to drink and bathe regularly.

   For birds, cleanliness goes beyond just looking and feeling good.  Being clean is what birds are really all about – and that of course is getting off the ground and flying.  Dirty feathers stick together, add weight, attract parasites and are otherwise unacceptable to any self-respecting bird.  Therefore most birds drink, wash and bath at every opportunity. 

  

   Birdbaths, like bird houses, should be constructed and sold with the “real” end user in mind.  In fact, the average birdbath sold in retail stores and garden supply houses is generally designed with a great deal of people appeal, but not very practical from a bird’s point of view.  The same goes for many of the commercially made fishponds and water gardens.  To a bird, about the size of child’s teacup, the average backyard water garden must look like an Olympic size swimming pool would to us.

   Unlike people, most birds do not find it comforting to plunge into a hot-tub or pool up to their ears for a good refreshing soak.  Even two or three inches of water in a relatively shallow birdbath, which may not look like a heck of a lot to us, is probably  too deep for the average backyard bird.

   If you are purchasing a birdbath for the first time try to find one that either tapers gradually from the rim to the center or is raised in the center – preferably one that has a rough surface.  If you already own a birdbath and it is deep, a few small rocks can be arranged so that smaller birds can bathe without fear of falling in. 

   Birds need water in the winter just as much as in warm, drier months.  If you live in an area where temperatures dip below freezing, a heated birdbath or a de-icer added to an existing birdbath will go a long way toward attracting birds to your yard. 

   All of the de-icers and heated birdbaths we sell are thermostatically controlled to operate only when necessary to keep the water from freezing.  When choosing a de-icer, keep in mind that large birdbaths or colder climates require higher wattage de-icers to keep at least part of the birdbath ice-free.

 

 

 

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