East Amherst, New York
8584 Transit Road Suite A
East Amherst, NY 14051
Located in the Consumer's Beverage Plaza
Open Today Until 6:00 pm
|Monday||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Sunday||11:00 am - 4:00 pm|
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Being Seasonally Savvy: Give Nesting Birds a Hand
Calcium is the most challenging mineral for birds because when they need it, they need large quantities and they need it right away. This is mainly during nesting time for egg laying as well as chick development. The amount of calcium in their natural diet of seeds and insects is often inadequate and they must seek calcium-rich foods as a supplement. Ask us about the many bird foods we offer which include calcium to help your nesting birds
Our source of calcium is from oyster grit or limestone dust. Both are finely ground and easily consumed by small songbirds.
Be a seasonally savvy friend to your birds by providing them with the extra calcium they require during nesting season.
Meeting Your Birds' Nesting Needs
A new generation of birds will soon be entering the world, and the food and housing we provide can make a significant difference on how well they will thrive and survive in our own backyards.
Recent research studies show that birds with access to bird feeders often lay their eggs earlier than those without feeders. This is significant because earlier broods typically have better rates of survival and fledging success than later ones.
Feeders also allow breeding females to spend less time searching for food and more time selecting better nesting sites and constructing higher quality nests. The adults will also have more time available for protecting their nest, eggs and young from predators.
When abundant food is accessible to parent birds it means that more food is provided to their chicks. Studies have shown that this extra nutrition reduces aggression among nest siblings and increases their rate of growth.
But food is not the only key in helping birds to nest successfully in your yard.
A properly designed and installed nesting box can make a significant improvement in nesting success, especially during extreme periods of cold and damp weather.