Recently, my daughter, who is an avid bird watcher, decided to purchase and mount a bird feeder in front of our living room window. Everyone in our family enjoys viewing the beautiful and colorful wild birds that have been paying a visit to our feeder. For us, these wild birds have become like our “pets.”
For those of us who are striving to be more environmentally conscious, eco-friendly products for the use of caring for wild birds are available. Here are five particular environmentally friendly items that help to provide comforts for our feathered friends:
Argos Solar Birdbath-Fountain
Give your wild birds a comfortable place to clean themselves. This beautiful fountain is completely solar powered and has a blue/grey wash finish. It measures 20.5″x20.5″x28.5″ and needs to be placed in direct sunlight. This incredible birdbath-fountain retails for $199.95 at www.echovalley.com.
32 ounce Soy-based Bird Bath and Statuary Cleaner
When wanting to keep the birdbath sanitary for your wild birds, you do not want to use a cleaner that would be harmful to their health or yours. This cleaner is made from soy and other organic compounds that are environmentally and bird friendly. You simply spray the cleaner onto the birdbath and scrub it in. This fantastic cleaner naturally removes scaling, staining, and mineral buildup and is safe to be used around pets, plants, and aquatic life. This effective cleaner costs $19.95 at www.bird.com.
Verdigris 6 Inch Pinecone Tube Feeder
Who says a bird feeder cannot be lovely to the eyes as well as being functional for feeding the wild birds? This attractive and uniquely designed tube feeder is crafted from high quality recycled aluminum and measures 9.5 inches in length, 9.5 inches in width, and 9 inches in height. It is available at www.bird.com for the reasonable price of $34.99.
Going Green Recycled Plastic Bluebird House
Your wild birds will nest in eco-friendly style with this precious birdhouse. This birdhouse is made from recycled plastic that has a wood grain look. The nest box offers ventilation and drainage as well as a door that can be opened for easy cleanout of the box.
This fabulous birdhouse has a built-in predator guard that protects the nest from such animals as squirrels, raccoons, and other predators and has a 1.5 inch entrance that will accommodate many types of wild birds. The dimensions of this little house are 7 inches in length, 8.25 inches in diameter, and 12.5 inches in height.
You can mount or hang this birdhouse on a post. It is available for purchase at www.wildbirdgarden.com for $44.95.
Backyard Best Blend – 4lb. Fresh Pack
Provide your wild birds with a filler free seed blend that they will happily eat and from which they will benefit nutritionally. This blend that was formulated by a noted wildlife biologist contains only seeds that wild birds find delicious and does not include such fillers as waste grains and weed seeds. You can purchase this healthy birdseed blend from www.abirdsworld.com for the economical price of $8.65 for a 4lb. container.
If you are a budding wild bird lover and are looking to buy some eco-friendly products for your feathered friends, keep these items in mind. Your avian friends will thank you. Enjoy the spring season!