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How to keep your bird seeds dry

by Mark Peris 08/28/2023

 bird eating from a bird feeder

Many nature lovers and homeowners enjoy bird watching. Having a bird feeder is a wonderful way to welcome birds into your property. However, to keep birds healthy, it’s essential to have a bird feeder that keeps the seed dry - and safe from other hungry wildlife. 

Keep seed dry with weatherproof bird feeders

Wet bird seed with mold may be harmful to birds if consumed. Having a weatherproof feeder will help to keep wild birds visiting healthy. 

Use a weatherproof guard on the feeder

A weatherproof rain guard can be installed at the top of the feeder. This guard will act as an umbrella for feeding birds as they stow away from the rain. This guard can aid in protecting the seeds from rain water as well. 

Add another sheltered place for protection

Place a bird feeder under a shelter for visiting birds. You can build a hanging ledge over top of the feeder, or set up a makeshift house to cover the feeder. 

Include a drainage system

With the use of the right tools, create small drainage holes at the bottom of your feeder. This will allow any accumulated water to drain and keep seeds dry.

Bring them inside if the need arises 

If the weather becomes extreme, it’s best to bring the feeder inside to avoid damage. 

However, don’t let rainy weather stop you from enjoying a bird feeder. Weatherproof bird feeders are a great way to enjoy local birds without being heavily impacted by the weather. 

About the Author

Mark Peris

Mark comes to us with extensive experience in the real estate industry with over 20 years of experience working with buyers, sellers, and builders. Mark has been an active member of RACM, REALTOR Association of Central Massachusetts, since 2001 and has built a formidable reputation in Worcester county.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 Realtors in Worcester county with career sales totaling 300 million in pending and sold, Mark is an extremely valuable resource for those getting ready to list their home, purchase a new home, or build from the ground up.

As a Shrewsbury native, and a seasoned real estate professional, Mark joined Andrew Abu REALTORS and works side-by-side with a talented team of industry experts who specialize in market trends and local market stats, to keep ahead of the curve and combine home marketing with innovative technology and forward-thinking. His valued reputation with client's and business partners for the past two decades and proven success with record setting sales, will leave you in capable hands during any real estate transaction.