Seasonal Wild Bird Feeding: Summer

Birds of Summer

Summer bird feeder with orioles eating nectar and oranges

Summer is a great time to feed your backyard birds. Migrating has come to an end and our feathered friends are breeding and entirely matured. Breeding birds will greatly appreciate your food during the summer months. A female bird’s top priority during the summer is taking care of her eggs. Ensuring an abundance of food in a safe environment allows for a shorter time away from home. Once the little ones have hatched, the parental bird may bring her family back to feast knowing it’s a reliable source. Watching your feathered friends grow and learn the “flight” to life is a real treat in itself. Fully matured birds also have their bright coats back with their unique, distinctive markings and will brighten up any yard. Become knowledgeable with our great summer bird feeding tips and make your bird feeding experience the most enjoyable.

Bird Food for Thought

Choosing the right type of bird seed is a key element in enhancing your backyard experience. Most types of bird seed are enjoyable during the summer months. If you are looking to attract a wide variety of birds such as Cardinals, Chickadees, Jays or Woodpeckers we recommend using Black Oil Sunflower seed. If Finches are your bird of choice then summer feeding is ideal. Enticing elegant songbirds and finches can be done by offering Nyjer seed. Nyjer Feeders are recommended when using this particular type of seed to keep the food intact and easily accessible for those tiny beaks. When Goldfinches start departing from their nests in August, they will be sure to flock to your backyard and entertain you for hours. If you’re interested in attracting Hummingbirds or Orioles you will need to fill your hummingbird feeder with a type of nectar bird feed. These beautiful creatures will frequent your oasis and heighten your bird feeding experience. Choosing the right kind of bird feed is an important decision and will highly affect the types of birds you will enjoy over the summer.

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Summer Bird Feeding Tips

With the summer heat, bird seed may spoil faster. Placing bird feeders in the shade can prevent this from occurring while giving your little friends a cool and pleasant place to eat. Bird baths are also a great opportunity to provide summer heat relief for your backyard friends. Whether it’s cold, fresh water to wash food down or a place to take a swim, your birds will be sure to dine in more often. Clean water is essential in maintaining healthy birds. View our entire line of bird bath accessories online now.

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