Window bird feeders are a wonderful venue to observe wild bird behaviour.
There probably isn’t a better means to view our feathered friends up close.
It is an excellent method to take photographs, other than going to the trouble of setting up a camera near a feeder.
have found that putting mini-blinds down, with slats open horizontally,
allow people to observe little feathered friends at a window feeder
without them seeing you. The mini-blinds provide enough of a barrier
that the bird watchers inside are not easily seen.
Because many different styles of feeders can be mounted on a window for attracting birds up close, the type of bird food will vary with each style of window bird feeders used.
1. With certain window styles window bird feeders can be filled from indoors, if one side of the window can slide open behind the other.
2. Window feeders provide an incredible bird watching opportunity.
3. Will help to prevent window strikes as birds are focusing on the bird food and not the reflection in the window.
4. Window feeders provide a little protection from predators which are too wary to venture so close to a human’s home.
1. Window bird feeders can cause a mess close to the home which in turn can attract rodents.
A complaint about this type of feeder is the usual bird feeding problem
of accessibility for squirrels. The solution is to use safflower seed, hummingbird window feeders, and plain suet.
Bird Watchers love window bird feeders. An intimate viewing of our feathered beauties with such a close up location is possible and enjoyed.
There is also such a variety of bird food that can be used; seed, syrup, fruit and suet.
Waiting for some types of wild birds to visit a window feeder will require a good deal of patience while they feel comfortable and that it is safe enough to feed at it.
But what joy when they do!