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How do you make a bird feeder for doves?
Last Updated: 15th April, 2020
- For a square feeder, cut four pieces of wood measuring 2 by 12 inches.
- Nail the pieces together, using at least two nails on each corner.
- Cut a piece of screen 13 by 13 inches.
- Staple the screen to the feeder square, forming a bottom.
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Moreover, what do you put under bird feeders?
Use a tray attachment under your feeder to keep seeds off the ground. Select foods that won't sprout, such as sunflower hearts, peanuts, peanut butter, raisins, mealworms, and plain suet cakes. Buy only treated wild bird food mixtures.
Beside above, what kind of bird feeder do doves like? They enjoy millet, cracked corn, wheat and sunflower seeds. Due to their larger size, mourning doves need to feed on platform feeders or tray feeders. They're also partial to feeding on the ground as long as it's relatively clean of seed husks. You can also plant berry bushes or seed-bearing flowers for a food source.
Besides, what is the best location for a bird feeder?
A sheltered southeastern exposure is best for hanging a bird feeder since birds like to feed in the sun and out of the wind. Birds also prefer to have a clear view over their feeding area so they can see any predators.
Can wild birds smell bird seed?
With the exception of some seabirds and vultures, most birds do not have a strong sense of smell. One bird may find a source of seeds, then others of the same species will follow.