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How easy it is to become excited about prospects of birdsong in spring and a little life and movement in middle of a dreary winter. Donít let common misconception that birds become dependant on supplemental food from feeders and fail to thrive, or even die, if that food source is taken away hinder you from welcoming these highly interesting and lovely creatures to your home. This is not true! Conclusive studies from University of Wisconsin and Penn State attest to this. Regardless of feeders, birds will continue to forage for majority of their food. In reality, you are providing just a little luxury and ease in relatively short and difficult life span of most birds. Now isnít that a nice thing to do?
If youíre looking to spark a new hobby, searching for a unique gift, providing an educational opportunity for your children or just want to do something nice for birds, think about birdhouses or feeders. They are just plain charming and fun! Children especially enjoy feathered visitors that birdhouses and feeders bring about. Creating a bird habitat and feeding ground is easy. Rather than sitting in front of your TV, computer or X-box, try enjoying abundant life and nature that can be found as close as your own backyard.
We could all use a little innocence and simple pleasure in our lives these days. Bird watching is an inexpensive, relaxing and enlightening activity for all. Well made and beautiful feeders and houses abound and they make wonderful gifts for any age. Donít forget to do something nice for yourself either! Feed birds and they will come!
Note - Make sure cats in your immediate area have bells tied around their necks to warn of their presence. (You might also try this technique on annoying neighbors and unwanted salesmen!)
Judi Hunter and her daughter own and operate WindyHillsInc.com. copyright 2005, Windy Hills, Inc.