The world’s best bird feeder is strong to face winters and squirrels. It is compact enough so that the seeds placed inside will stay dry, easy to fix, and kept clean.
The bird feeders should be filled with different types of foods to attract various species of birds. There are several feeders for different species of birds, but there are some bird feeders that could be used for more than one species. Following is the list of different types of bird feeders.
Put the seeds in a tray for the different birds like pigeons, starlings, and sparrows to have their feed. Plates are open and are not safe against rain and snow. Trays that are without good drainage make the seeds wet, and fungus is grown on the plants that come out of the seeds, and there is the growth of bacteria. The seeds in the tray get contaminated with the bird droppings. Dishes with a screened bottom are much better than solid bottom plates. Screened bottom shelves have good drainage.
Those trays which have various holes at the bottom for drainage are good tray feeders. The bottom of the dishes can be removed and washed by sprinkling water on it. Put that many seeds in a tray feeder that is finished in a day or two. Make it a point to clean the bottom of the tray before putting new seeds in it. The device is attached to the pole or suspension chain to stop squirrels from entering the tray feeders. Which is essential to keep away chipmunks.
Types Of Bird Feeders
Hopper Or “House” Feeders
Seeds placed in a house to feed birds are well-protected against the weather, and bird droppings are known as Hopper Feeders. Both migrants and non-migrants like Jays, Finches, Cardinals, buntings, grosbeaks, sparrows, chickadees, and titmice like to feed on Hopper Feeders. One can put as many seeds one wants in a House Feeder, which could feed numerous birds. Sometimes, there is a danger of the seeds getting moist, which grow fungus and bacteria and is not hygienic for the birds. It is challenging to wash House Feeders as compare to the Tray Feeders. You can place Hopper Feeders on a pole or suspended on a tree. You can protect the seeds placed in the house from the squirrels. If you wish not to feed them by attaching a squirrel baffle on the pole as described earlier.
Window Feeders: The World’s Best Bird Feeder
Small feeders of plastic can be affixed to window glass with the help of suction cups. Tray feeders are attached to the window frames from which the various birds like finches, chickadees, titmice, and sparrows get their feed. The feeders placed in such a way are safe. One can watch the different birds closely while they are busy feeding themselves. Most of the birds are in the habit of feeding while standing on the seeds in the feeders attached in windows. Hence, the seeds get contaminated and are not fit for eating. To prevent it, the feeders must be changed every day or washed daily. Luckily, plastic feeders can be easily affixed to approximately all designs of the windows so that they can be easily refilled and cleaned.