The trick is to entice these birds to your property. The bird foods you provide in your yard throughout the year will encourage these songsters to visit. Native vegetation, a water source and a few different nesting houses also helps.
Chickadees and wrens are huge consumers of Insects and spiders. And if you provide a house the number of insects required to sustain a healthy brood of babies is multiplied by seven. That’s thousands of bugs a day for just one family.
Other common bug eating birds are the jays, woodpeckers, nuthatches, titmice, orioles and even the mighty mini hummingbird consume 100s to 1000s of insects a day.
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