Most of us see birds as they fly by without taking the time to enjoy their beauty. Since they are so far away and always moving, it is hard to get a good look at them. If you want a chance to see birds up close, try hanging a few bird feeders around your yard. You will be surprised how many birds you can attract. You could probably find about 100 species near and around where you live. Many of them can be attracted with bird feeders. Even more can be attracted with water.
One way to get your kids interested in the bird feeders around your yard is to make them yourself. Making a milk jug bird feeder is simple and fun. This project can be completed in about 15 minutes:
You will need:
An empty gallon milk jug
Thin wire or strong string
Markers or paint for decoration if desired
Clean carton with hot water and rinse thoroughly.
Outline cutout holes on the two sides away from the handle
Cutout the holes
Remove the cap and wrap wire or string around the base of the opening and replace the cap.
Decorate with markers if desired.
Hang your new milk jug feeder from a tree branch and fill it with birdseed.
That’s it! You’re done!
Enjoy your birds!