If you love spending time outdoors, OKC is the place to do it. There’s so much to enjoy in our beautiful city! But as the temperatures get cooler, most of us want to stay inside where it is cozy instead. If you still crave nature even from the comfort of your own home, bird watching is a great way to get the best of both worlds! If you want to invite more cardinals, goldfinches, and robins to your backyard, try these suggestions.
Birds need places to nest and gain shelter from the elements. Bushes, shrubs, and birdhouses can make your yard more enticing to winged visitors. You can also just leave nesting materials out in your yard for them to use in making their own nests. Twigs, twine, leaves, these are all valuable materials for birds.
In addition to shelter, birds also need water sources, and these can be harder and harder to find as we move further into the year. Give them a reason to visit your yard by giving them a reliable water source. Moving water is especially attractive to birds. Little fountains can be great for this. Moving water will also make sure that their water source does not freeze over on especially cold days.
Birds love to feast on flowers but those are not really around in plenty after the Summer passes. Make visiting your yard worth it by setting out a few bird feeders. Be mindful that different birds enjoy different types of food. So, if you want a variety of visitors, stock your yard with a couple different food options. And if you do not want squirrels dining in your yard, make sure to opt for feeders that specifically aim to keep them out. Although squirrels can be quite entertaining to watch, so you may not mind them coming around.
In conclusion, if you give birds something to eat, something to drink, and somewhere to stay, you will certainly get to enjoy their company all year long.
If you are searching for the perfect place to sit back and watch the birds go by, why not start your search with KCI Homes? We have an array of homes in many attractive communities around OKC!
By KCI Homes 9-26-2023