Christmas Presents for Winter Birds

Northern cardinalWild birds will often have a hard time finding energy-filled food during the winter. And you may feel stuck indoors when the weather outside is frightful. So why not entertain yourself and make a homemade Christmas present for winter birds that may visit your balcony garden? After you offer the wild birds your gifts, you can sit in your favorite chair and stare out of the window and watch the birds while you sip a hot chocolate!

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Five Common Birdfeeder Birds

Goldfinch

Balcony birdwatching is a rewarding hobby, and it gives you an excuse to stare out the window at your balcony garden. Wild birds will eventually become so used to you that they will learn your habits and wait for you to fill up the birdfeeder. Some may be brave enough to feed or hang out on the balcony while you’re working in on your garden's container plants. Five common avian visitors to balcony gardens are goldfinches, sparrows, housefinches, northern cardinals and hummingbirds.

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10 More Adorable Backyard Birds (Photos)

Balcony birdwatching is a rewarding hobby, and it gives you an excuse to stare out the window at your balcony garden. Wild birds will eventually become so used to you that they will learn your habits and wait for you to fill up the birdfeeder. Some may be brave enough to feed or hang out on the balcony while you’re working in on your garden's container plants.

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How to Attract American Robins

American robin

Intro: This brown-black wild bird with its orange breast is a staple in American gardens. They’re mostly found near wooded areas, so it’s easier to attract them if your balcony garden faces some trees. The American Robin is appreciated in the container garden because they help keep down pest populations. They may be harder to attract to container plant gardens because worms aren’t as plentiful in containers as they are on the ground.

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FAQs About Garden Pests

Tomato hornworm caterpillarQuestion: I have several tomato plants of different varieties that I keep finding these worms on. I also have some tobacco plants, and these worms are quickly eating the leaves. Can I use something on these plants that will not be poisonous to humans? See answer>>

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