Migration season is on the way, and backyard bird feeders play a big role in these annual journeys. Why not welcome the birds to your yard with a new style of feeder, something you haven’t tried before? Here are some of the coolest new options out there:
Oriole Delight Feeder (available at Duncraft): Orioles love fruit, and you can lure them to your yard by offering oranges and grape jelly. Be sure to have your oriole feeder out at least two weeks before they’re expected in your area so they find your feeder as soon as they return.
Sunflower Suet Feeder (available at Doctors Foster and Smith): This pretty take on the traditional suet feeder holds suet cakes, donuts, or balls; it can also be used to offer seed cakes.
Stackable Suet and Seed Cakes (available at Wild Birds Unlimited): This simple feeder allows you to stack different kinds of suet and seed cakes together, attracting different varieties of birds with just one feeder.
Fly-Thru Mealworm Feeder (available at Duncraft): Bluebirds love mealworms! Other insect-loving species like mockingbirds and grosbeaks may visit too. If you decide to offer mealworms in your backyard, be sure to see SeEtta’s recent post on doing so safely.
Whimsy Hummingbird Hand Feeding Wand (available at Doctors Foster and Smith): Are your hummingbirds friendly enough to feed from your hand? Find out with this hand-held feeder – use the hook to hang it in your yard while hummingbirds get used to it, and then try holding it for them to enjoy an up-close feast!
Remember that any time you offer a new feeder in your yard, it may take wild birds awhile to find it and become used to it. If you still have no visitors to a new feeder after a few weeks, try moving it to a different location. Be patient, and the birds will come!