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Bird Food for the American Goldfinch

Posted Wednesday 14th July 2010 at 18:56 by YourBirdOasis
Bird Food for the American Goldfinch
The American Goldfinch is a fast flying, yellow bird common in many North American backyards. It is a member of the finch family. This bird is fairly easy to identify it is a small bird, with a heavy and conical shaped beak and yellow plumage. It is commonly found from the southern portion of Canada and through most of the United States north of the Gulf Coast states.

Welcoming the American Goldfinch

While the Goldfinch can be extremely...
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How To Attract Sparrows Using Tube Bird Feeders

Posted Tuesday 13th July 2010 at 21:53 by YourBirdOasis
Sparrows are not the most loved birds out there, but watching them and their nesting patterns can be quite enjoyable. If you do wish to draw in these five to six inch birds, with their gray crown and white feathered cheeks, one way to do so is with food.

Their Diet
Tube feeders make a great choice for sparrows because their diet consists mostly of small seeds. They also consume fruits and some invertebrates during the summer months. Most commercial brands of bird food are an...
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How to Attract the Indigo Bunting with a Hopper Feeder

Posted Tuesday 13th July 2010 at 00:20 by YourBirdOasis
The indigo bunting is a small, blue bird that is quite attractive. Many people wish to attract this bird to their backyard bird feeders because it is such an attractive color. The hopper feeder is a great way to do just that. This particular type of bird feeder provides the birds with enough protection from their surroundings and encourages them to feed there. Although some will react to a tube bird feeder, the hopper feeder tends to be a better option.


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Attracting Birds That Do Not Use Feeders With A Garden Bird Bath

Posted Friday 9th July 2010 at 00:11 by YourBirdOasis
Not all birds feed from a bird feeder. In fact some of the birds that you would love to see in your garden feeders, such as those brightly colored ones, are usually uninterested in what bird feeders have to offer. This is especially true for larger birds and for birds that consume solely insects. Still, you may want to welcome these animals into your yard. You can do that by choosing a garden bath.
A garden bird bath is designed to provide birds with the ability to stand in a few inches...
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Nuisance Birds and What to do About Them!

Posted Tuesday 29th June 2010 at 15:44 by YourBirdOasis
Do you have Grackles, European Starlings, House Sparrows or Pigeons frequenting your backyard bird feeder? Are you spending most of your time wishing these birds would move and make way for more desirable songbirds? Like it or not, many birders consider the grackle, pigeon or starling a nuisance and want to discourage or deter these species from visiting their bird feeders. Birds such as the house sparrow or European Starling are cavity nesters. This means they establish their nest is hollowed...
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