If you want to attract the Western Bluebird to your yard by feeding them, listed below are some food options these birds prefer.
Western Bluebirds have been known to use a variety of bird feeders. But the two types of bird feeders listed below, are feeders the Western Bluebird prefers. The pictures below are some examples.
Any type of mealworm feeder can be used. Some mealworm feeders may not work as well as others to attract the bluebird to your yard. Watch this video how one birder was able to train bluebirds to eat from his feeder. "How To Train Bluebirds"
Any size, shape or style can be used. All the food mentioned above can be placed on a platform feeder; also known as a tray feeder or fly thru feeder.
Any size, shape or design with the interior dimensions of a 5" x 5" floor to a 5.5" x 5.5" floor. Interior height 8" - 12". Entry hole 1.5" diameter that is 6"-10" above the floor. You can place your house 4'-6' high facing the entry hole to the east towards an open area. If you plan to to place more than one box for the Western Bluebird, place your nest boxes 215' apart to avoid territorial denomination.
Pictures below are some examples of Eastern Bluebird houses.
American Robin Birdhouses, Feeders, and Feed
Listed below are some of the food options the American Robin prefer. Test out your luck, with some of the choices listed below the next time you fill your bird feeder.
Attracting the a Robin to your yard with a bird feeder can be tricky. Robins are ground feeders, so a platform feeder is your best choice for the robin. Place the feeder low to the ground and even on the ground. The pictures below are some examples of the different types of platform feeders you may want to consider.
Any size, shape, or style can be used. All the food mention above can be placed on a platform feeder. Platform feeders are also known as tray feeders and fly thru feeders. Platform Feeders can also be WINDOW FEEDERS.
Providing a robin with a bird house is a great idea, but getting a robin to use a bird house is very difficult, if not impossible to do, but can be done. Robins are not cavity dwellers; meaning they do not like to nest in enclose surroundings, such as inside of a tree or in an enclosed box. They prefer to nest in open areas like on tree branches, gutters and eaves on your house, even on outdoor fixtures. This is why when choosing a bird house for the robin, or building one, it must have an open front with open sides or sides that do not extend to the front of the bird house.
The greatest advantage having a robin birdhouse, is your able to see everything that happens, from the female making the nest, to laying the eggs, seeing the eggs hatch and watching the mother feed the nestlings. Since the robin birdhouse is not enclosed, your able to see day to day activity, that you would not normally see with birds that use enclosed birdhouses.
Any size, shape, or design can be used with the interior dimensions closely related to a 7" x 8" floor, with an interior height of 8". You can hang your house anywhere from 5'-25' high, facing the opening in any direction. If you plan to place more than one robin house, place your nest boxes 65' apart to avoid territorial denomination.
Click below to view what robin birdhouse should look like.
The Robin birdhouse dimensions and shape are closely related to the Dove and Blue Jay house dimensions. Placing a birdhouse out for the Robin may attract one of these other birds instead.
Binoculars are a great piece of birding equipment to help with your bird watching
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