Concord, NH (PRWEB) July 26, 2012
As a leading supplier of wild bird products, Duncraft knows their customers love their birds and want to attract more types of birds to their yards. Most Duncraft customers feed seeds to their birds, but not all birds eat seeds. Duncraft offers these tips on feeding fruit so customers can attract the greatest variety of birds.
Some of the most beautiful birds are insect and fruit eating birds. They won’t come to a bird feeder because seeds aren’t a part of their diet. Common insect and fruit eating birds that bird lovers can attract include catbirds, orioles, mockingbirds, waxwings, bluebirds, house wrens, thrashers, phoebes, robins, tanagers and kinglets.
One of the best ways to attract a variety of birds is to plant native shrubs, trees and bushes that bear fruits and berries such as blackberries, elderberries, crabapples, blueberries, raspberries, apples, grapes, serviceberries, grapes and cherries. And birds can and will eat overripe fruits from the kitchen, including bananas, peaches and plums.
Duncraft suggests that customers use a fruit feeder such as Duncraft’s Eco-Oriole Fruit and Jelly Feeder to offer orange halves and grape jelly for all species of orioles. These sweet foods may also attract mockingbirds and thrashers. Apples can be skewered on special fruit feeders such as Duncraft’s Apple or Orange Copper Anchor feeder. Apples are enjoyed by most fruit eating birds.
To attract robins, offer wild or Concord grapes. Grapes are an important food for robins. They also enjoy pieces of apple, raisins soaked in warm water as well as blueberries and other berries. These can all be placed on a ground feeder or in a dish on the ground.
An important fruit for cardinals are blackberries. They can also be attracted with hackberries, raspberries and mulberries. Brown Thrashers are also very attracted to blackberries as are many other birds such as phoebes, sparrows, kingbirds, juncos and more.
Duncraft encourages customers to try many types of fruit throughout the summer and also during fall when birds are preparing for migration. Even seed-eating birds change their diet to a more fruit-based diet at this time. It’s thought that the antioxidants in fruit help ease the stress and anxiety of migration. Customers can also freeze fruit and offer it in winter as a special winter treat.
Founded in 1952 and located in Concord, New Hampshire, Duncraft’s objective is to bring the joy of backyard birding to wild bird lovers all across the country. Mike Dunn, owner and CEO is constantly inventing and searching for innovative ideas in bird feeding—giving bird lovers years of bird feeding enjoyment, success and satisfaction.
102 Fisherville Road
Concord, NH 03303