Bird feeding – how to attract and feed wild birds away from home?

I’ve loved birds for many, many years, but I never really thought about feeding and watching them until now! I’m a road biker, and with plenty of natural beauty around where I live, I come across plenty of birds on my rides. Today I biked out to a couple ponds and tossed bird seed here and there, trying to lure some birds into a free meal. It didn’t go so well. They either ignored me entirely, or I tossed the seed to close to them and I scared them off. I was using a common wild bird mix from the grocery store, but the birds didn’t seem too interested. Is it fairly hard to get the attention of small wild birds? Do you have any tips for me? I’d really like to get a couple birds close to me so I can film them. Thanks!
You can put bird feeders around your own yard and film them there. They have to get used to a regular meal. That way they will come back. If they are out and about you will have to feed them they a bunch of times before they will sit there and feed. Plant some big sunflowers in your yard also. They will attract gold finches house finches and cardinals for sure. Plant red flowers to attract humming birds. This is good to attract gold finches also. Save your cooking grease and put it in coffee cans. Store these in the fridge and put them out in the winter time. They will learn that there is suet in there. Birds will come from miles around if you feed them right. I guess a lot has to do with where you live and what they eat. I am using Kentucky as my example.

3 thoughts on “Bird feeding – how to attract and feed wild birds away from home?

  • March 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm
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    sunflowers seeds (unsalted)
    birds go crazy for them.
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  • March 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm
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    You can put bird feeders around your own yard and film them there. They have to get used to a regular meal. That way they will come back. If they are out and about you will have to feed them they a bunch of times before they will sit there and
    feed. Plant some big sunflowers in your yard also. They will attract gold finches house finches and cardinals for sure. Plant red flowers to attract humming birds. This is good to attract gold finches also. Save your cooking grease and put it in coffee cans. Store these in the fridge and put them out in the winter time. They will learn that there is suet in there. Birds will come from miles around if you feed them right. I guess a lot has to do with where you live and what they eat. I am using Kentucky as my example.
    References :

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  • June 22, 2010 at 8:33 am
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