Bluebirds are one of nature’s prettiest animals. Small, and a beautiful animal to add color to your yard, these animals can be brought around your house by using a couple of different methods. First, they will be looking for a home to live in and have babies during the spring time, so if you provide them with shelter they will come around. Next, they will be more likely to hang around and get used to their new environment if you have the right kind of bird food for them. They prefer different foods than some other birds. Here are the steps to take to attract bluebirds to your home or garden.
-Build them a birdhouse. Like many birds, bluebirds prefer open fields of grass with lightly disbursed trees in the area, so a country like setting is perfect for them. To build them a house, make sure you give them a small opening that’s just big enough for them to enter into. This will ensure that predators such as starlings and crows can’t get in and destroy the eggs. I small birdhouse, about to 18 inches high with about 5 or 6 inches of room inside for them will suffice. Just make the back of the birdhouse around 4 inches higher than the slightly slanted roof (to keep rain from getting in) so that you will have room to be able to nail it to a tree.
-Buy or dig up grubs, meal worms and insects. These are the bluebirds favorite food. Just place them on or around the feeder and they will eventually utilize the bird house once they’ve found it to be a suitable place to live in and raise their young. They will also eat raisins, but they love meal worms. Bluebirds are great to have around gardens because they will keep the pesky insect balance in check, thereby protecting your plants from infestation.