Bluebird season is in full swing, and what better way to enjoy these beautiful birds than to provide them with feeders specially designed just for them? Bluebirds prefer to eat by themselves, away from other birds they deem to be too aggressive to share feeding space with. The three feeders described below all give bluebirds a space where they can eat their meals — either live or dry mealworms, Bluebird Nuggets or suet pellets — in peace. Additionally, all of these feeders are not only made right in the Duncraft warehouse, but they’re also eco-friendly since they’re made in part from recycled materials.
If you’re looking for something nice and simple, the Classic Bluebird Feeder will do the trick. The sizable tray gives you plenty of room to fill it with mealworms, nuggets, seed or any combination of the three, and the abundance of clear plastic makes it easy for you to enjoy watching bluebirds feed. In addition to being eco-friendly and watchable, the feeder’s recycled material and plastic construction makes it able to withstand the elements, as well as the usual wear and tear.
The Duncraft Eco Fly-Thru Mealworm Feeder is both eco-friendly and durable thanks to the recycled plastic sides and bottom. The entry hole on each side provide a useful place for bluebirds to perch while waiting their turn for their meals of live or dry mealworms, Bluebird Nuggets or suet pellets. The clear plastic roof not only provides protection from the weather, it allows you to easily watch the bluebirds as they mingle around the feeder. The plastic cup that holds the food is also removable for easy cleaning.
Mason jars are all the rage right now and the Bluebird Bug-A-View Jar lets you get in on the trend in a creative way. The half-gallon jar can be filled with food that bluebirds love such as mealworms and nuggets, hung in your yard or wherever else you’d like to put it, and then enjoyed as bluebirds flock to feed at it. The jar is wide-mouthed to allow easier feeding access, and the feeder has plenty of perching space so other bluebirds can wait their turn to eat. Food inside the jar will be kept fresh and dry, and the rest of the feeder is made from recycled plastic. This eco-friendly material makes the feeder both durable and easy to clean.
Any one of these three feeders will be a great addition to your bird feeding efforts. Bluebirds will love them because they provide just what the birds are looking for – a solitary place to feed – while you’ll love them because they provide endless hours of enjoyment spent looking at bluebirds feeding. Happy Birding!
– By Sean Peick (Guest Writer)