Window Birdfeeders
For A Close-Up Look!

1. Introduction

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.

I 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.


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2. List of Styles and Best Bird Food Choice

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.


  • Hummingbird feeders: saucer and tube styles that attach to the glass with suction cups can be purchased.
  • Seed feeders: that offer food in a variety of methods that stick to windows with suction cups. This type of window feeder is often clear acrylic which offers even better viewing.
  • Suet feeders: with suction cups are also available.
  • Windowsill tray feeders: can also be purchased or made.




3. Positive Features of  Window Bird Feeders

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.



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4. Problem Features

1. Window bird feeders can cause a mess close to the home which in turn can attract rodents.

2. 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.



5. User Opinions

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.


 6. List of Birds Attracted to Window Bird Feeders

Chickadee

Tufted Titmice

Nuthatches

Carolina Wren

Mockingbird

Finches


Hummingbirds

Orioles

Northern Cardinal

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Woodpeckers

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!



Discover Different Types of Bird Feeders


  • Tube Feeders - This type of feeder can be used to attract smaller specific types of birds. They also serve as a deterrent for birds which are considered pests.
  • Thistle Feeders and nyjer seed are just what the “bird” doctor ordered if you want to attract Goldfinches to your yard.
  • Window Feeders are an exciting way to draw backyard birds up close for a good look at their beauty and behaviour.

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