Spring is upon us here in astoundingly beautiful Brevard County, FL and Burton Homes, your specialized custom home builder, wants you to get out and enjoy all the luxuries that life in Central Florida has to offer.
Not only do we work with you every step of the way to create the home of your dreams, but we also offer advice and tips on how to make that house a home, a place where fantasies meet reality and where you can indulge your senses from in or outside of your residence.
Perhaps you have noticed the change in the weather lately. You aren’t the only one! Cool days and evenings have turned to delightful days and relaxing evenings. More blue jays, cardinals, song sparrows, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and more are making an appearance as the Florida weather makes for a delightful change.
With so much wildlife right at your back door, why not create a haven for them. Creating birdfeeders is an easy way to attract wildlife right in your own backyard.
There are several types of bird feeders to consider when making a purchase or creating one of your own. Some bird feeders will be friendly to multiple types of birds while others are more generic in nature and can accommodate multiple species.
Before you commit decide what type of bird or birds you want to attract and go from there. Below you will find some details on a few types of feeders at your disposal:
1. Tube Feeders – These are usually clear plastic and have multiple perches for birds to land on and feed. They can be filled with a variety of seeds and will attract certain types of birds. These types of feeders work best with birds that are able to feed upside down such as chickadees and goldfinches.
2. Hoppers – Like tube feeders, these generally house seed, but are larger and require less filling over time. If you want to reap the benefits without the extra work this may be the way to go.
3. Nyger Feeders – Similar to tube feeders in size, these feeders accommodate only nyger and thistle, small seeds that are popular with pine siskins, American goldfinches, and purple finches. The feeding ports are very small so this feeder will not attract larger species.
4. Nectar Feeders – These feeders are typically filled with sugar water, the type of food that attracts hummingbirds. They vary in design but if you are after the splendor of these small yet mighty birds this may be the way to go.
5. Fruit Feeders – Pieces of fruit can be stowed away in these types of feeders. Species such as house finches, woodpeckers, and bluebirds love them.
Wildlife can literally be right outside your doorstep if you incorporate some type of bird feeder in your yard. Seeing an abundance of bird life in your yard during this delightful time of year makes the Florida lifestyle that much more enjoyable. Burton Homes in Melbourne, FL knows that you value quality of life and that is why we are here. We want to make your dreams a reality! Contact us today with any questions. We are happy to help. We are happy to serve.