Being one with Mother Nature means stepping up as a steward in taking care of her animals and plants. Feeding wild birds is one activity in which many people engage. Because of this bird feeding hobby, manufacturers of bird feeders have developed technologies that could make the experience more fulfilling. Here are some of them:
Anything you can use outdoors can already be powered by solar energy. Because they are everywhere, they are already affordable. Solar-powered bird feeders are available in cute designs. The top part absorbs the power of the sun, charging the built-in battery. At night, the small LED light illuminates the surrounding area for hours. Some of these solar-powered bird feeders give a color show when they activate in the dark. People say that LED lights might help ward off opossums or raccoons as well.
A timer always makes things easier. If it helps us wake up or make coffee on time, it can also help dispense seeds when your feathery guests arrive. Internal timers in gravity-powered feeders can release bird feed up to four times daily. The seeds drop into a chamber and then an automatic paddle inside the feeder scoops the right amount of seeds. This prevents overeating squirrels or birds from taking all the feed in one sitting.
Many bird feeders are now made of recycled materials because of the green revolution. Traditional bird feeders are made of wood, which often deteriorates quickly. The recyclable materials make the bird-feeder more durable and more economical.
Bird hobbyists always find squirrels often bothersome because these tiny culprits steal the seeds in the feeder. Sometimes, some birds feed their squirrel neighbors. As an answer to this dilemma, bird feeder manufacturers added features in their bird feeders that trip, twirl, and flip squirrels.
Because of their pure love of birds, manufacturers keep on coming up with bird-feeders armed with latest technology. This growing pastime for bird and nature lovers will always move forward with new features will always make bird feeding fulfilling and effective.