Create a Border!
A border of small trees or a hedge around your garden will give you what farmers have grown for years-hedgerows that attract birds and keep them from stealing seed in the fields. This is a list of some of the good trees that birds like:
red ceder(Virginia juniper), birches, dogwood, flowering crabapple, hawthorn, and the taller mountain ash. All have berries or fruit that birds love.
Here are some of the plant and the birds that like that plant:
* Hawthorn - Cedar waxwings ( they love the berries)
* Mountain ash - Robins
* Any fruit tree (Japanese persimmons are particularly good, as birds linger in them for a long time into the fall ) - Mockingbirds, cardinals, and sparrows
* Pear trees - Baltimore orioles ( they prefer to hang their nests in the haven of pear trees)
* Shrubs and flowers with red hues, such as coral honeysuckle, red salvia, Turk's cap, cypress vine, and hibiscus - Ruby-throated hummingbirds
What kind of bird do you want to see from your area? What kind of things do they like to eat?
Any book on birds will give the answers. It will help you to know the birds that come to your yard. It can be a fun game to see the birds that come, what time of year that they come, how many of them come. It will benefit the bird greatly to have a constant source of food for them to eat. Do not forget the bird feeders in the winter time. That is a harder time for the birds to find food. Enjoy watching the birds and providing for the needs of the birds.
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