Welcome Birds to Your Garden
You may have noticed we have some pretty cool birds here in Brownsville. Because of our unique southern location, we get to see many birds common to the United States, but also some tropical species, too. Heck, within our city, you can see green parakeets, red-crowned parrots, and Altamira Orioles – the largest Oriole in North American – just to name a few.
With such beautiful birds here in Brownsville, why not take advantage and see some of them in your backyard? Providing food and water will attract birds to your property, giving you a great view of them and making life easier for the birds at the same time. So build a birdfeeder! It’s actually pretty easy and can be very inexpensive, if you follow these instructions for upcycled birdfeeders:
Juice Bottle Bird Feeder
This is a fun, colorful project that makes a beautiful bird feeder out of a juice bottle. Drill a hole in the bottle top, attach a plastic tray, and decorate to your heart’s content. There are a few steps to follow, but the end result is worth it.
Milk Jug Bird Feeder
Don’t have the time or patience for the full production above? Behold: the working man’s bird feeder. You just need a milk jug, scissors, and some string, and you’re ready to go.
“Hillbilly” Bird Feeders
This style is great because you can use it to attract other critters too. Chipmunks, squirrels, or deer – turn your backyard into a nature exhibit!
At RedFish Recycling, we know that taking care of our planet means taking care of all the animals that live on it too. Check out our Facebook page for more fun upcycling ideas.