Managing a backyard bird habitat
Last updated 3/10/2021 at 1:38pm
FALLBROOK – For many nature enthusiasts, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing wildlife right in their own backyard. Providing several different types of foods can be the first step to welcoming a variety of birds to one's yard.
Bill Askenburg, a backyard birding enthusiast and maker of custom birdhouses, says he offers thistle seed to attract finches and chickadees.
A nut and berry mix is set out for woodpeckers and a sunflower/safflower mix attracts cardinals, wrens, doves and blue jays.
A few different feeders placed at various heights or hung from branches on a property can attra...