Feeding and observing birds have become favorite pastimes in the United States. Attracting birds can offer benefits to both the birds and the observers. Your success in attracting birds depends on how well you can fulfill their basic needs. Every bird needs three fundamental things: food, shelter, and water. Providing these basics help increase the bird’s chance of survival and encourages them to make more visits.

There are many ways in which you can introduce these basics into your yard. Bird feeders and nesting boxes are good ways of attracting birds. There are many types of feeders to choose from such as tray, platform, window, tube and house feeders. Make sure the feeder is strong enough to handle inclement weather and squirrels. Placing a birdhouse or nesting box in your yard is a great way to provide shelter and attract birds that normally nest in woodpecker holes or other tree cavities. A nesting box should be at least 6 feet above the ground, and preferably placed in a sheltered area that protects it from the rain and sun. A supply of water in a birdbath or pond is another incentive for birds to visit your yard throughout the year. Providing fresh clean water, choosing good feeders and putting up bird houses will ensure a variety of birds are attracted to your yard.

For many backyard birders, the best benefit of attracting birds is simply being able to enjoy them. Attracting them with proper landscaping and attentive care can lead to a range of other benefits that make enjoying the birds even more exciting and productive. Not only will you receive enjoyment watching the birds, but your yard will benefit from these visitors as well. Birds will eat up those pesky insects and consume weed seeds helping to control the spread of unwanted plants. Watching birds, interacting with them, listening to their songs and taking the time to work outdoors improving their habitat can help relieve stress and promote over all well-being.


Date: 08/03/2014 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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ONE OF NORTH ANDOVERS MOST SOUGHT AFTER NEIGHBORHOODS! The current homeowner has done so many improvements waiting for you to enjoy. Walk in to the dramatic foyer with marble flooring… large enough to use as a dining room. Updated eat-in kitchen with cherry cabinets and floors. Center island, crown molding, granite counters and SS appliances. Family room with beamed cathedral ceiling, and wood burning fireplace leading out to large deck. Beautiful formal living room with wide oak flooring and fireplace. French doors lead to a four season octagon sunroom with high ceilings. Master with walk-in closet and updated bath. Updated main bath with large shower and Jacuzzi style tub. Media room has skylights and closets so it can be used as the fourth bedroom great for a private teen suite. Beautiful back yard and plenty of mature plantings. This home is 4,000+ sq ft…..a lot of house for the money!


Date: 08/03/2014 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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THREE BEDROOM RANCH WITH HARDWOOD FLOORS AND EXTRA LARGE LOT LOCATED NEAR HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL AND SHOPPING. This ranch has an open living room dining room combination with large picture windows and hardwood flooring under carpet. Eat-in kitchen located outside dining area. Three bedrooms with hardwood flooring under carpet. Finished walk-out lower level family room with bar and fireplace. Circular drive and two car detached garage. Beautiful flat backyard.

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Date: 08/03/2014 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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One of the most prestigious locations in No. Reading. This special home has plenty of room for the whole family. Office w/French doors, built ins & dentil moldings. Formal LR w/oversized windows & French doors. Step up GRm w/wood burning FP, marble surround & cathedral ceiling, HW flooring & large windows overlooking the flat front yard & flowering trees. DR w/coffered ceiling & up lights. Two French door sliders leading to deck, very private back yard, stone wall & tennis court. This is a chefs kitchen w/double ovens, 2 Jennair cooktops 1 w/a grill, granite counters, tray ceiling over center island & a double refrigerator & freezer. Built in pantry. Octagon eat-in area w/cathedral ceiling, skylights & 6 windows drenched w/sunlight. Master BR w/Jacuzzi style tub, large shower & walk in closet. Additional master with its own bath & walk in closet & access to private FR area great for possible in law. 2nd floor laundry. Finished walk out LL w/FRm & exercise 4 car garagage.

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