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I'd also recommend a bird bath. You could plant Purple Coneflowers, which attract finch species when they produce seed in fall. Oranges attract a few species of birds in spring. Birdhouses could attract certain species like wrens. Native berry bushes can attract songbirds.
 
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I'm making a nice bird feeder, it will be on a post, squirrel guard, not far from the birdbath, the feeder is a real busy place in the winter. The squirrels have their own feeder, then they tend to leave the bird one alone, maybe I'll start a bird feeder thread, is there one already?
Here's my summer feeder, you need a late one for winter.
 
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Our bird bath brings birds.
Some are very exotic.
Bird seeds also bring birds.....And rats.
We had to stop feeding.
 
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I stopped feeding because all of the activity attracted raptors which wanted to snack on the birds. Now I have two birdbaths.
 

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I stopped feeding because all of the activity attracted raptors which wanted to snack on the birds. Now I have two birdbaths.
We have a lot of hawks, they have lousy luck getting birds. We do have a few falcons that show up now and then.

The feeders are out in the open, on a 20 foot pole. I watch the hawks give up and go for the frogs around the ponds.
 
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The Heater? It's a submersible live stock type, 35$ I think it was. When it's the only water open its a busy place.
I'll post a pic, I'm putting it out this week.
 
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I stopped feeding because all of the activity attracted raptors which wanted to snack on the birds. Now I have two birdbaths.

Once had a Coopers Hawk chase a bird right into my window. Heard a loud bang. Not sure what happened to the small bird. The hawk was seen sitting up in my pine tree.
We have a lot of hawks around here but I rarely ever see them go after birds at the feeders. I'm not sure why they don't.
 
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At my old place, I was coming out of the garage, a hawk didn't see me, it flew 5' from me going after a dove, I said HEY, thats all it took, the dove fheard and flew away, the hawk looked at me for a spit second, no lunch. Lol.
 

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....Oh, and Muscovy ducks.
They LOVE birdseed!
Almost as much as they love pooping all over my patio.
 
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Bird bath water is changed at least every two day, I bleach it too, so a virus wouldn't happen in a bird bath. Lol. Birds don't need to drink rancid water.
 
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