Butterflies, Birds, and Wildlife

Enjoy The Garden Butterflies, Birds, and Wildlife

Puzzled?  Want More Happy Birds In Your Garden?

    Isn’t this the cutest little bird feeder?  It was so easy to make, you won’t believe it!  From an earlier post, you can find the complete instructions for this Teacup Bird Feeder here.

   The birds seem to love this little feeder and I have positioned it so that we can watch them from the patio, the deck, and from the palladian window in the family room.  I have taken pictures from all three locations, too!

   It does have to be cleaned out after a good rain, but that is pretty easy to do.

   Keeping seeds in the cup is probably the most important thing to do.  Having a water source nearby is also important.  The fish pond, the creek, and a bird bath are in close proximity to the teacup feeder.

   As you can see, we use the black oil sunflower seeds.  They are meatier and have a higher oil content, which is beneficial to the birds.  The shells are also easier for smaller birds to crack open.

   We found out a long time ago that the black oil sunflower seeds lure a more desirable group of birds to the feeder.  The cardinals, tufted titmice, and all kinds of finches seem to love these seeds.  The mourning doves will go after any that are dropped on the ground.