As fall days and chilly nights arrive, the bird feeders and suet holders are refilled. They help the birds that stick around during the winter survive in our backyard. The birds adore our feeders and unfortunately so do the squirrels. It was not uncommon for the backyard squirrels to empty out all of our feeders in a couple days. It has taken us many attempts but the bird feeders are finally squirrel proof. Instead, the squirrels can be seen with the chipmunks scavenging the delicious morsels that have fallen to the ground. We’re happy to share but most years they are in luck with an indian corn wreath made just for them!
Well this week is about the birds again. I hope you don’t mind! We really have taken up backyard birding at the feeder. We love feeding the birds a variety of things including sunflower seeds, thistle, suet and even oranges for the Orioles come springtime. This week I shared over on HGTV Garden how to make a delicious suet wreath feeder for the wild birds in your very own kitchen. It is easy and the birds just love it especially woodpeckers! Click here to make your very own.