We are sharing our easy, money-saving trick for adding new bird feeders to your yard. We purchase baskets from thrift stores, fill them with seeds or nuts, and set them out or hang them in trees. It’s just that simple, and the birds love it.
A sparrow enjoys a basket of sunflower seeds.
There’s no need to line the baskets; the small holes allow rainwater to drain out, keeping seed fresh. When baskets start to break down from the weather, you can dispose of them and easily find more at any thrift store, especially after Easter.
A tufted titmouse snags a peanut.
This is a great and inexpensive way to put out extra food in the spring for birds just returning after migration. Nesting birds need lots of extra food to keep them going in the spring. You can also try filling the baskets with peanuts in the shell for feeding birds like blue jays that might bully birds at your regular feeders, or to distract the neighborhood squirrels.
These baskets also make for great photo opportunities!
Have you tried hanging baskets like this for your birds? What other tricks do you have for feeding birds?
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