Planting flowers and vegetables that will eventually go to seed will tremendously helps to feed the bird population. The next time you grow flowers or a bit of lettuce, be sure to allow a plant or two to go to seed for the birds to eat.
1. Asters - Add asters to your garden and you'll definitely attract birds. Asters grow in almost all regions. Cardinals, Chicakees, Goldfinches, Indigo Buntings, Nuthatche, Sparrows, Towhees and Wrens all love aster seeds.
3. Marigold - A staple in any border or vegetable garden to ward off pests. Dried marigold seed is a tasty treat to almost all birds.
4. Coneflower - Add height, color into you garden by growing cone flowers. Birds love them and they grow in the worst soil.
Once birds start to notice that bird food is being left for them, soon others will follow. The first birds to show up are usually sparrows and wrens. They’re so funny to watch. They like to hop about pecking for small bites. Every now and again you’ll see them rolling in the dirt to ward off mites and just to have some fun in the sun.
You can either drop some bird food of your choice into a bird feeder or simply scatter it on the ground. Birds don’t seem to care where their next meal comes from as long as it’s visible and in a safe place.