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Building a Place to Watch Hummingbirds?

English: Hummingbird aerodynamics of flight

English: Hummingbird aerodynamics of flight (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hummingbirds are so beautiful and amusing. But it is even more fun it you have a great place to watch them.

When my mother- and father-in-law built their dream house to retire to in Central Texas, they also built the best place I’ve ever seen for watching hummingbirds. Their two-story house had a wonderful deck across the back.

They hung hummingbird feeders every few feet along the eves. A glass wall along the breakfast room, dining room, and living room, allowed them to watch the hummingbirds feeding and squabbling, even from from indoors if them wanted to.

Or they could sit outside and watch the tiny birds up close. The humminbirds, as many as a dozen at a time, were so busy guarding their favorite feeders from other hummingbirds, and other birds, that they did not seem to mind humans watching them quietly from just a few feet away.

The house was beautiful and spectacular, but one of the best things about it was that wonderful second-floor deck that my father-in-law added on.

Now is a great time of year to build a great place to watch your own hummingbirds. You can enjoy your new viewing spot all summer and early fall. It might be as simple as an small arbor with a seat in it—or as fancy as a new balcony with french doors leading out onto it.

Here’s a tip for finding just the right materials for your project, from glass doors to new flooring or wood trim to frame the view: Buy it on line. It really isn’t much fun dragging around to showrooms and lumber yards when you could e home filling feeders and watching the birds.

You can do it at your own convenience on evenings or weekends. And the huge selections at online suppliers like BuildDirect save you time, money and patience. They make it easy to find what you want.

Online shopping is easy and safe. You can check out the vendors beforehand. For example, you can read BuildDirect reviews on topics like the trustworthiness of their website. And you can read BuildDirect’s Crunchbase page for a business profile of their company.

Be sure to take the time to plan your new hummingbird-watching haven carefully. You might want to spend a few hours relaxing on the spot with a cool drink while scouting for hummer flight patterns.

So whatever you build, send us a photo and tell us how much you are enjoying it. And have a great summer watching hummingbirds.

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Bird feeders and houses offering bird living a new dimension


Hummingbird (Photo credit: Amyn Kassam)

You provide your loved ones with complete shelter and facilities to live happily and safely. Same applies when you plan to have a pet at your place. Yes, you heard it right! You need to give the same love and care to your pets.

Nowadays, people are accepting birds as their pets. People are happy crafting bird’s hub in their backyard. You love listening beautiful and cheerful bird chirps in the morning.

Moreover, kids love to play with birds and can learn many interesting things from them. You can add many beautiful moments with your family in your backyard and would love to watch your kids playing with the birds.

However, one of the most important aspects is to provide your bird proper shelter and care. You can give them their beautiful and adorable bird house and feeder.

Birds are easy to care and you just have to clean their houses and feeders. Birds are naturally hygienic and are always preening their feathers.  So, if you are looking or quizzed about a service provider who will provide you with the finest bird houses and feeders, then you do not have to worry anymore. (more…)

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