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Attracting bug eating birds?

Post  middlemamma on 5/8/2011, 2:19 am

The Village Idiot Returns

What kind of birds eat bugs instead of my plants int he garden and what do they eat?

I don't have berries or anything...but I don't want them to cause a problem for my garden but would like to hang some bird feeders for birds that won't cause any problems...my garden comes first.

Is this just an idiotic question?

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Re: Attracting bug eating birds?

Post  shannon1 on 5/8/2011, 2:40 am

no question is silly unless it is left unasked.
I found this info in suite 101
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Many insectivorous birds will eat fat-based bird cakes, and these can either be purchased or made at home. They will be good for the insectivorous birds, but will also be enjoyed by less fussy feeders. Mealworms can also be purchase (or bred at home), and even the most finicky of insect eaters will go for these. If they are offered live they obviously need to be in a shallow container they can’t crawl out of!
In addition to eating these foods the birds will go on to have a look around the rest of the garden to search for more tasty morsels (the pest insects).

Read more at Suite101: Wild Birds Eat Garden Pests: Attract Them With Seed Mix or Fat Cake | Suite101.com http://www.suite101.com/content/wild-birds-eat-garden-pests-a132686#ixzz1LjxGtmTP

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Re: Attracting bug eating birds?

Post  FarmerValerie on 5/8/2011, 8:37 am

Jen, we had a thread a while back about preventing garden pests and it quickly turned into a bird discussion (forgive spelling errors, I need more coffee) even BBG chimed in.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t6109-an-ounce-of-prevention

I sit and watch my garden at various times of the day, to see what is going on. I had a Cardinal playing in one of my tomato plants one day, and just sat and watched him hop around. He flew off with a BIG green worm, so they are good birds in my book, and they love sunflower seeds.

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