Birds singing under the window, their cheerful chirping, games cheer up. Watching them is pleasant and interesting, doubly interesting if birds fly close, allow you to carefully consider them. How to get acquainted with the birds closer?
Cinches prefer to eat sunflower seeds, fresh peanuts, hemp seeds. Any kernel mixtures (for example, feed for canaries) will do. These birds are unpretentious, and in winter they are often seen in feeders next to tits eating seeds.
Squares will not give up fruits, berries and vegetables - chopped or cut into thin slices, porridge (for example, rice on milk). They are almost omnivores. You can feed starlings with a variety of food from your table: sour cottage cheese, a slice of bread soaked in milk, boiled eggs.
Raspberry (robin) eats insects and worms in the natural environment. But she likes to treat herself to fruits and berries from branches. The bird will be attracted by overripe fruits and dried fruits, they must first be finely chopped. From the feeders, they eagerly bite soft grain feed.
Blueberries and azurevki are very fond of fresh unsalted lard, you can replace it with unsalted bacon. Both in winter and summer, this food is extremely attractive to these little birds. In hungry times, the tits are less fastidious and eager to eat and crumbs, grains and seeds. Once accustomed to humans, they can take food right out of their hands.
Blackbird is a sweet tooth and a big fan of apples. He prefers fleshy fresh fruits, does not refuse other fruits and berries: pears, grapes, currants, mountain ash, strawberries, blueberries. Suitable for feeding soaked raisins, wheat or rice porridge (preferably on milk), soaked in sweet tea bread.
The Hives are an insect-eating bird. It can be attracted by finely chopped lard (unsalted) or grated cheese. This feathery gourmet does not refuse carrots, apples, cottage cheese.
Sviristel is fed with dried berries of mountain ash, potatoes and hawthorn. Birds prefer to nibble directly from the branches, so fly the feeders aside. Feed can be planted on sticks or thread and hung on a tree. Maple seeds are also on the list of favourites of whirlers.
Crawler, a city park resident, wouldn't give up meat. He is attracted by hanging fat, slices of raw or dried meat, beef or chicken fat (frozen). You can soak white bread in the broth and put it in the feeder. Sunflower seeds are also eaten willingly.
Eggshells serve as good calcium feed for all bird species. It is especially useful to put it in a feeder in winter, when birds lack vitamins, but this delicacy will also be interesting to birds in summer.
Some people who feed the birds in summer are afraid that in the future the birds will become lazy, will stop feeding themselves and will eventually die. In reality, this is not the case: according to research by scientists, the food received from feeders is no more than a quarter of the total diet. And without feeding, birds can easily do without it.
Feeding city, garden and forest birds with favorite delicacies, you can just please them and yourself. And at the same time, you can get closer to nature.