TOM: Want to turn a bleak January yard into a vibrant, colorful space? Start now by welcoming winter birds. Hi. I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Not all birds head south at the first sign of cold. Right now, there are plenty of species, like cardinals, finches, and woodpeckers, staying local and looking for food.
LESLIE: And the right menu will bring them to your yard. Since insects are hard to find right now, most birds are eating seeds. So, stock up on sunflower and safflower seeds and keep your birdfeeders in steady supply.
TOM: Some birds, like woodpeckers, also like suet. To make sure the birds are the only diners, hang the suet high and away from the path of winter mammals.
LESLIE: And don’t forget about water. Break up ice in birdbaths or add warm water to melt it and the birds will flock from all over for that refreshment. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, vis