Bird feeders DIY – Showcase fruit along suet, nectar and seeds are an effective way to attract a variety of birds to your property. Birds are quite choosy about the kind of fruit they eat, and because of this fact, various fruit types attract some birds. Fruit should be offered as a treat, not as the main staple food.
Skewers and nails do pieces of fruit readily available to small birds while preventing raccoons and squirrels from taking away candy. Small fruits such as berries and grapes can be placed in a raised covered bin to keep them together in a single spot, and from the ground, away from insects. Hanging or platform bird feeders DIY are an option if you can keep the fruit from falling off while the birds feed.
Fruit-eating birds enjoy also halved parts of larger fruit. Apples and oranges can be sliced and presented as a special treat since most birds are not equipped to enjoy its meat or seeds naturally. Mockingbirds, woodpeckers and finches enjoy apples, while orioles, scarlet Tangiers and grosbeaks prefer a sliced orange. Some species enjoy several kinds of fruit and eat from several discs.
Bird feeders DIY have been known to successfully offer a wide range of fruits for birds. Melons and bananas can be scaled and presented to the birds to choose from. Grapes are a popular food for lots of species, including bluebirds, robins, magpies, blue jays and Towhees. Be careful when you set out raisins, as too many raisins can be toxic to some birds.