Bird Feeder Frenzy Hajja Baize December 6, 2009 EDUC 373
What my experience was
After I observed my squirrel feeder, I decided to set up a bird feeder to observe how birds act when given large amounts of bird feed. I set up the bird feeder one day and decided to observe and take note of how the different birds reacted to the food and with other birds. So many different birds came each day to feed on the food and it was very interesting to see how the birds reacted with one another. It was even more interesting noticing the “animals” that tried to feed on it and climb up to get to the food.
How much food should I put in the feeder?
Do different type of birds need different types of food?
What types of birds fed on the feed?
Did anything else try to feed on the food?
What was the neatest bird to eat the food?
How long did I have to replace the food?
Some other questions that arose while watching the birds feed Will they still feed as I am watching them? Do they get scared when I watch them eat? Do the birds still come to the feeder when there is no food in the feeder? What bird came the most to eat out of the feeder? If I change the type of food sporadically will they still come to eat it?
Some birds prefer to perch on a small dowel while others prefer to eat right from the ground.