For your backyard to become a great place to attract wild birds, you should have a system for storing wild bird seed. Many people find bird watching and feeding relaxing and stress-relieving activities that require a relatively low investment and can be done with ease.
Observing birds and feeding them has long been popular among families, seniors, children, and bird lovers. You can have a very rewarding experience feeding a pet if you follow the feeding process correctly.
It should be easy and simple to spread bird seed around for wild birds if you are prepared with the right tools. Consider both the types of birds that will consume your seeds, as well as the number of birds that will consume your seeds. It’s important to make sure the food supply and selection are beneficial for the different species of birds in your area.
To properly store wild bird seed, follow these tips:
- Do not purchase more seed than the birds will use at a time to avoid it going bad, or having excess seed when it is not needed.
- When buying bird seed, buying in bulk is always the best option. It is cheaper to purchase in bulk, but do not purchase more than your birds can consume at once. You can test it out by planting one bag of safflower seeds and seeing how long it takes to finish it.
- Easily fill containers and store them in environments away from pests and harsh weather conditions. Choose durable plastic. You should make sure that the metal you purchase has been galvanized so that it doesn’t rust. Moreover, the containers must have a tight seal and be watertight.
- Keeping food in a shady, dry environment will ensure that it lasts longer. It is always a good idea to label the different kinds of bird seed you buy, or to at least put it in a clear container so it’s easy to identify.
You should make sure the safflower seeds you put out for your backyard birds is pest-free and doesn’t contain anything that could make it go bad. Your birds may be turned off by your seed if it is causing them problems. You can detect pests by simply looking for bugs in the seed and inspecting their feeders. Mold and mildew can be detected by smelling your seeds; if they have settled on them, they will smell musty.
Having wild birds in your yard will be a joy, and the effort will be well worth it. I am sure the birds will appreciate the food.