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Bluebirds Can Bring Happiness to Your Backyard

Sneade’s Ace Home Center has in their expanded Backyard Birding Centers a couple sizes of dried meal worm products in sealed containers. These meal worms work well in attracting bluebirds. If have tried wild bird seed with dried cherries and in addition peanut suet has worked also. If you want to bring bluebirds to your backyard to eat, then you should first start with a bluebird house. Bluebird houses have specific dimensions. They should be 8 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 5 inches deep. They need a 1 1/2 inch entrance hole centered 6 inches from the floor. The next is built mostly by the female, in cavity or birdhouse. She lays four to six pale-blue, sometimes white eggs between March and July. You need to get your bluebird houses up in late February. Mount it 5 to 10 feet high in an open and sunny area. They like

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How to Help Your Feathered Friends in the Cold Weather

By Gold Crest Distributing Birds rely on fruit, berries, seeds and bugs, which are difficult to find during the winter season. A bird’s day begins with the search for food and his/her search starts at dawn and continues until the sun sets. If a bird is able to eat enough, it will store enough energy to survive a cold winter’s night. It then starts all over for another day. Wild birds or backyard birds depend on every seed, berry or insect it may find. With the continual decline of natural habitats, birds need our helping hands. Our feathered friends require food, fresh water, shelter from the elements and protection from predators. Yes! Hawks, falcons, cats and even bald eagles are in our state looking for their next meal. FOOD: High energy food is important. Suet, peanuts, black oil sunflower seed and even meal works give backyard birds the high energy

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