Tip 5: A shared vegetable/fruit garden
If there is one thing that makes birds happy, it is a vegetable or a fruit garden. Birds also love the insects that are attracted to it. And good to know, birds are very useful to protect your vegetables and fruits from harmful insects. In doing so, they contribute to a complete ecological system in which every animal and plant has its place.
Don’t own a garden? Create a bird-friendly balcony
A balcony can also be made into a bird-friendly outdoor space. Put up a few potted plants, such as sunflower or dill, to offer birds natural and varied food. Grow some berries so the birds can snack on fresh fruit, and you can enjoy it as well! Remember that plants on a balcony need more water. The higher your balcony is, the drier the air is. A tip: Put a bowl under the plant for extra water storage.
If you’d rather go for something easier than plants, putting out a display of food on your balcony is also a good idea. For example, you can hang strawberries from the edge of your balcony. You can also combine this with things that birds find extra tasty, such as mealworms or crumbled fat balls with insects. If you want to make the fat and seed balls yourself, take a look at the recipe here!