Welcome to my wild bird feeding and housing page!
Since 2000, we have been providing bluebird houses on our property. These houses get occupied by Bluebirds and Tree Swallows.
There are other species such as the House Sparrow, that attack and even kill nesting Bluebirds and Tree Swallows while they attempt to hatch their eggs and rear their brood.
Bluebirds, in particular, tend to arrive too early as they try to claim nesting areas and specific boxes. I've observed them eating holly berries, but not much else.
It's time to level the playing field, and give Bluebirds a boost in the way of better nutrition, while they wait for the snow to melt off so they will have access to their normal bug-diet.
In 2023, I found out about black soldier fly larvae. This larvae is being sold through the mail alive, or dried, as chicken treats. I decided to see if Bluebirds would be interested in this high protein, and high calcium, diet.
The nutrition description describes calcium and protein content that's superior to meal worms.
Please watch the videos below, I will be posting new updates as time passes.
You can join me in helping Bluebirds and many other songbird species in getting a strong head-start on spring, and have them fortified as they defend their nest boxes and territory against invasive species such as the House Sparrow.
You can buy soldier fly larvae direct from the Grub Terra Company (my personal favorite source), as they are also helping to reduce food in the landfill. They get my vote and support.