Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birdhouse and bird color recognition




Before and after
Birdhouse to attract Hummingbirds
Mimi made this super cute Birdhouse. All she needed was paint and a cute door knob.

This week we learned a little bit about birds and colors that attract them. Did you know?

A bird will be attracted to the color of flowers or food it feeds on and also to it's own color.
Red and Pink will attract Hummingbirds.
Orange for Orioles, hummingbirds.
Yellow for Goldfinches, warblers, hummingbirds.
Blue for Bluebirds and jays.

Gray, brown, black and dark green are wonderful for timid birds like doves, quail and other ground feeders.

White should be avoided as it scares birds away and means for them "Danger or predator".

Between naps on the porch

9 comments:

Debby said...

The birdhouse looks cute. Love the knob.
Interesting that white is the danger color. Good to know.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Those are darling birdhouses, and I never knew they didn't like white.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a pretty house! I love the knob too. They both have a gypsy feel to them.

Sherry said...

That's a darling birdhouse! I never knew birds didn't like white...quit interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Chyrel Gomez said...

Thanks for the trivia. Didn't know birds don't like white. No wonder their houses are so colorful.

Isabelle Thornton said...

I think it is interesting. I love Shabby chic so much in the garden but i guess it's not that good. lol
Xo

zarnab said...

i love the house.so cool:D,and i learnt the colours which attracted birds,thanks for info dear:)
btw thanks for stopping by:D

Austine Etcheverry said...

I love the birdhouse that is super cute.

Michele said...

The house is super cute and the information about birds and colors very interesting.

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