Monthly Archives: November 2009

Decorative Bird Feeders that Will Delight You All Year

With so many styles of bird feeders to choose from, it can be a difficult decision choosing one for your yard.  To liven up your yard, choose unique bird feeders that are colorful, fun, and sure to add a touch of whimsy to your yard.  Decorative bird feeders also make charming and unique gifts for the bird lover in your life.  Here are a few decorative bird feeders that you are sure to love:

  • Enhance your yard’s natural surroundings with the Cattail Wire Mesh Stake Wild Bird Feeder.  This charming feeder is very easy to setup and looks great by itself or in a group.  Place this feeder near a pond or pool for an extra special touch of nature in your yard.  
  • For a touch of Victorian style in your yard, the Scarlet Rose Wild Bird Feederhas beautiful etched glass in a deep, red frame and is easy to clean and fill with bird seed.  This feeder looks great placed on a cherry tree branch or on a Shepard’s hook in your front yard.  It has long perches for multiple bird feeding and birds can feed from all four sides.  This feeder makes a great holiday gift for any bird lover.
  • To add a beachy look to your yard or patio, the Seaside Bird Feeder will make a great addition to your bird feeder collection. This fun, tropical inspired bird feeder is perfect for adding to your beach theme decor. It makes a great gift for anyone who lives near the water.
  • If you have more of a southwestern look to your yard, the Mesa Bird Feeder will add a western touch to your decor.  This feeder has classic, southwestern accents that you or your bird lover will love.  It features a coyote howling at the moon and standing by a cactus. 

Adding a decorative bird feeder to your yard will add to its appeal and charm.  For a great selection of decorative bird feeders, check out Rachel’s Robin.

Cyber Monday Wild Bird Lover Coupons

Just a quick note for our loyal readers.  RachelsRobin is the place to shop for the Wild bird or nature enthusiast on your list. Today (Cyber Monday) – take advantage of a combination of savings.  These are valid today until Dec. 17th – but buy your gifts early to get the best deals and ensure all products are in stock.

Pictured to the right is our beautiful misting metallic blue hanging birdbath with mister.

  • Use coupon: freeship (orders > $60) – or use coupon: newpet (orders > $100)
  • Use Google Checkout (orders > $100 and save additional $10)
  • Quantity discounts on all products
  • Don’t forget that you can TRIPLE-DIP (use all combinations that apply to your order)

Happy shopping – and don’t forget to visit our other stores today (same coupons apply)

Triple Dip at RachelsRobin Wild Bird Store

As we approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the competition for your business is increasing.  RachelsRobin is proving that we have the best deals, information and customer service to earn it. 

We are calling our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal combination – Triple Dip / Free Ship.  Valid until December 17, the combo deal is one of a kind and is getting National kudos.

Case in point  – the Triple Tube Feeder to the right.  Buy 2 of these as holiday gifts and save over $20 when you Triple Dip!

Rachel’s Robin Wild Bird Store deal is dubbed as: Triple DIP, Free Ship and details are as follows:

  • Quantity discounts are available on every single product in stock including bird feeders, bird seed, holiday gift ideas and even our hummingbird feeder stock.  Buy 2 and save, Buy 5 and save even more, buy 10 and save a bundle.
  • Free shipping on orders >$60 with coupon: freeship (weight restrictions may apply) – but EVERY order >$60 you can save with the coupon.
  • Finally, all orders >$100, save $10 with Google Checkout.

RachelsRobin is offering a $10.00 discount on any order greater than $100.00. Each Google Checkout user can take advantage of the offer one (1) time across all of GregRobert (parent company of Rachels Robin) websites. This promotion begins Tuesday, November 24, 2009 4:00:00 PM EST and will end December 17, 2009.

Speaking of Triple – check out the great prices on these “Triple Bird Feeders”

Help Out Endangered Birds in Your Home and Yard this Winter

Now is a great time to be thinking about the endangered birds in your area.  Many birds are becoming extinct because of a lack of resources for them in their environment.  Our use of toxic chemicals, garbage and other manmade causes are increasing the amount of birds that are becoming endangered every year.  It is important for everyone to lend a hand by offering birds year round shelter, food, and clean drinking water and by not using pollutants that will damage the Earth’s environment at home and recycling as much as you can.

Shelter is one of the key items that birds need for year round survival.  It is important because birds need a place to get warm in the winter, protect themselves from the elements, and to help protect their babies from preditors.  Setting up a variety of shelters around your yard will help the birds to thrive and you will have the added benefit of some great bird watching.  A nest box is an economical home for the birds and makes a great home to escape from preditors and bad weather.  The Audubon Cedar Bluebird House and the Cedar Wren / Chickadee House both make wonderful homes for the birds in your yard. 

In addition to shelter, it is important to offer food to the birds in your yard.  Use a variety of feeders to help attract numerous birds to your yard.  One of my favorite bird feeders is the Perky Pet Triple Tube Bird Feeder-Charcoal.  This feeder has three feeder tubes to feed three types of bird seed to the birds at one time and won’t require constant filling. 

Providing water for the birds year round, especially in the winter, is vital for the birds.  In the winter, a heated bird bath is great for keeping the warm, so it won’t freeze over.  The Farm Innovators Premium Electric Bird Bath De-Icer will help to keep the warm enough for the birds to drink and bathe in.  This de-ier can be placed in any bird bath and works well even in cold temperatures.

Other ways that you can help the birds in your own home are by using products that are safe for the environment.  It is also important for you to recycle plastic, paper, metal and more to help decrease the amount of trash in the landfills.  By doing this small steps in your home, you will help improve the environment for the birds and help to reduce the amount of birds that are becoming endangered.

Holiday Bird Seed Wreaths Make Great Feeders for Birds

A must-have decoration for any bird lover this season is a colorful holiday bird seed wreath.  A bird seed wreath is perfect for livening up your outdoor decor and provide food for the birds.  Place a colorful bird seed wreath on a post, on the outside of your home, or hang on a tree branch.  Bird seed wreaths make feeding birds easy and convenient throughout the holiday season while adding a festive touch to your yard.  With so many to choose from, you may even want to hang a few up around your yard.

One of my favorite holiday bird seed wreaths is the Christmas Stocking Seed Wreath by Pine Tree Farms.  This beautiful bird seed wreath is made of high quality bird seed that will keep the birds coming back for more.  This charming stocking looks great hanging on a tree branch or hanging in an evergreen tree.

Another brightly colored bird seed wreath that will add a sweet touch to your outdoor holiday decor is the Candy Cane Seed Wreath.  This seed wreath had vibrant red and green bird seed that are sure to get the bird’s attention and is made with peanut hearts that the birds can’t get enough of.  Add several of these candy can wreaths to an evergreen tree to decorate your tree and provide lots of food for the birds.

For a touch of winter whimsy, the Snow Man Seed Wreath makes a great gift for anyone on your gift-giving list.  Snowman is colored with food coloring and had a black hat, buttons, and mittens.  A red string around his neck is used for his scarf.  Birds love the high quality safflower and thistle seeds and gelatin is used to keep the seeds in place until the birds stop by to feed.

Adding a festive, holiday decoration to your yard and feeding the birds is easy with a holiday bird seed wreath.  For a great selection of holiday bird lover gifts, check out Rachel’s Robin.

Economical Bird Seed that is Perfect for the Birds

With time and money being tight for a lot of families during the holiday season, it can be hard for many homeowners to feed the birds all holiday season long.  Continued feeding throughout the winter is very important for the birds because they depend on it for their survival.  A variety of economical and long lasting bird seed may be used throughout the winter and helps to keep the birds nourished.

A great bird seed to feed the birds any time of the year, especially in the winter, is the Kaytee Waste Free Bird Seed.  This high protein bird seed is great for providing birds with lots of energy and the fat content helps birds to thrive all winter long.  The waste free bird seed is concentrated to last in the feeder longer and contains only the parts that birds love to eat. Your wild birds will keep coming back for more all winter long!

Another great quality bird seed that is very economical for bird feeding is the Kaytee Wild Bird Seed.  This bird seed is made with a variety of millet, black oil sunflower seeds, cracked corn and other tasty ingredients that birds love to eat.  It is great for feeding a large quantity of birds throughout the winter and the price is great!

For attracting birds that enjoy black oil sunflower seeds, try using the high quality and economical Kaytee Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed.  This high fat bird seed is perfect for building up fat stores for winter survival and the birds love the great taste.  Black oil sunflower seeds have a thinner shell that is perfect for attracting songbirds in the Southern winter climates.

Don’t forget to feed the birds this holiday season because the birds depend on your food for survival.  For more economical and high quality bird seed, check out Rachel’s Robin.

More on Winter Suet Feeding

Suet is readily eaten by titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, and woodpeckers. In addition to the regular suet-feeder visitors, wrens, creepers, and warbles occasionally pick at suet mixes.

You can hang suet chunks from a tree in an onion bag or half-inch hardware-cloth basket, or in a more durable cage feeder like the one shown here.

You can also make your own suet pudding and feeder. Suet puddings are made by grinding and melting suet and adding seeds. (There is no evidence that suet puddings are more attractive to birds than chunks of suet.)

Pack peanut butter-corn meal blends (when you mix the peanut butter with cornmeal it ot only stretches the expensive peanut butter but also makes this sticky treat easier to swallow) and suet puddings into the crevices of large pinecones or into one-inch diameter holes drilled into logs.

Hang the pinecones and the logs from poles near other feeders, from trees, or from a wire stretched between trees. Avoid feeding suet when temperatures climb into the 80 degree range unless the type of suet that you buy indicates that it will not melt; it turns rancid and drippy and may damage feathers. There are a number of very good no-melt suet cakes on the market.

Treat Your Backyard Birds Well in the Winter with a Suet Feeder

Suet feeders are a great way to feed your backyard birds during the fall and winter months.  Most suet feeders have a cage that is made of sturdy, steel wire that will hold up well in harsh weather.  You may want to choose a suet feeder with a roof to offer your backyard birds some protection from the elements during the fall and winter. Filling the suet feeder is easy because the suet cake just needs to be placed inside the feeder and that makes it very easy for any bird lover to use.

A roof style feeder like the Go Green Bottom Style Suet Feeder is the perfect suet feeder for any bird who likes to cling upside down.  The style of the feeder helps to protect your backyard birds from the elements, while offering them a tasty suet meal.  This suet feeder is special because it is made from recycled plastic lumber that is great for the environment.   The metal wire screen is coated in plastic to help protect the bird’s beaks.

One of my favorite suet feeders for birds is the Combo Redwood Suet and Seed Feeder by Heath Mfg.  This stylish, redwood feeder allows you to feed your backyard birds both suet and bird seed all fall and winter long.  The roof with overhang helps to protect the birds as they feed and the large, wooden perch makes it even more comfortable for the birds to feed.

Another comfortable and sheltered wooden suet feeder is the Side By Side Suet Feeder by C and S Products.  This beautiful suet feeder is made of long-lasting cedar wood that looks great all winter long and has plastic coated metal wire to help protect the bird’s beaks and resists rust.  The birds will love double sided suet and you have the option of using two different types of suet.

No matter what the weather is outdoors, a suet feeder is an easy way to feed your backyard birds.  For a great selection of suet feeders and suet, check out Rachel’s Robin.

Free Shipping on Wild Bird Baths, Feeders at

Most wild bird enthusiasts know that once you start feeding wild birds, you need to continue all year long as the birds depend on you for food and water. If they stay in your yard past fall, they will need a helping hand. The cost of bird seed has risen across the US and at the same time the economy is a bit sluggish. 

Rachel’s Robin is stepping up by slashing prices for the holidays and offering free shipping with coupon code: freeship on orders >$60. We’ve compiled a collection of items that can ship free to any gift recipient on your list:


Solar Bird Bath - Song Birds
Solar Bird Bath – Song Birds | Size: 20 Inch | Model: SOL-0100

Designed by and for birding enthusiast. Moving water attracts birds, more than seed. No need to plug this unit in! This insert is powered by the sun utilizing the provided solar plate insert.


Yankee Whipper Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
Yankee Whipper Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder | Type: Blue | Model: YCPW-180

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder with Perches that Cardinals Prefer. Weight sensitive collapsing perches support birds not squirrels. Powder coated in evening blue, a classic backyard color


Yankee Tipper Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
Yankee Tipper Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder | Type: Black | Model: YCPT-360

Holds More Birds and Saves Seed. Weight sensitive collapsing tray tips down under the weight of a grey squirrel. Powder coated in midnight black; everything looks good in black. Length 21 inches / Diameter 4.75 inches / Capacity 5 lbs.


Brome Squirrel Buster Plus Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 3 qts.
Brome Squirrel Buster Plus Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder – 3 qts. | Type: Green | Model: 1024

The Brome Squirrel Buster Plus Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder features a truly squirrel proof design. This feeder has six feeding stations, adjustable perches with posi-grip, and an optional posi-grip cardinal ring. 3 qts.


Nest Box
Nest Box | Size: 12 Inch | Model: NB-BB200

Beautiful Droll Yankees Nest Boxes with artwork by Marjolein Bastin make a great gift for yourself or a friend. Available in four charming designs, one for Chickadees, Titmouses, and Wrens, two for Bluebirds and one for a variety of birds.


Spiral Sunflower Feeder/Twirl A Squirrel Combo
Spiral Sunflower Feeder/Twirl A Squirrel Combo | Type: Green | Size: 36 Inch | Model: SBF6GTAS

Amazingly effective and hilariously funny to watch the Twirl-a Squirrel. Patented spirals attract more birds and allow more birds to feed. Super Spiral has a 3 QTS CAPACITY and allows 12 birds to feed at once. 18 inches.


Sunflower Domed Cage Feeder 15 in.
Sunflower Domed Cage Feeder 15 in. | Type: Green | Size: 15 Inch | Model: SDC

Sunflower cage feeder for small birds. This bird feeder effectively restricts the entrance of grey squirrels while allowing songbirds easy clearance. A cinch to remove for cleaning to maintain the health of the birds. Capacity: 1 lb.


Bouncer Squirrel Proof  Bird Feeder
Bouncer Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder | Type: White | Model: SBF-1

The Vari-Crafts Bouncer Squirrel Proof & Selective Bird Feeder features an innovative design that prevents squirrels and large birds from feeding without the extra accessories that can fail or break. Capacity: 6 quarts


Copper Mega Tube Bird Feeder
Copper Mega Tube Bird Feeder | Type: Brown | Size: 19 X 4 Diamet | Model: NAMEGA

Make a bold statement in your backyard with the Woodlink Copper Mega Tube Bird Feeder. The copper colored lid, base, seed ports, and hanger combine to form a truly impressive feeder. Helps to attract more birds to your yard!


Brushed Copper Lantern
Brushed Copper Lantern | Type: Brown | Size: 11 Diameter | Model: COPLANTERN

This charming and attractive brushed copper finish lantern bird feeder with metal black straps comes with a heavy cable for hanging. The heavy glass tube holds almost 5 lbs of seed. Top lid lifts up for easy filling. Size: 13 in. dia. x 16.5 in. high.


Funky Seed Wild Bird Feeder (Case of 12)
Funky Seed Wild Bird Feeder (Case of 12) | Type: Assorted | Model: BA01902

The Funky Seed Wild Bird Feeder by Gardman is available in four vibrant colors: pink, purple, green and yellow. This colorful tube feeder is easy to clean and has a removable base. Roof is dome shape to prevent water from seeping in.


Hanging Bird Bath
Hanging Bird Bath | Size: Large | Model: ZBB-0102

This beautiful hanging bird bath is ideal for hanging in a tree or on a shepard s hook. May also be used with a Zoobox stand. The decorative finish is beautiful and made to be durable in any time of weather. Available in Medium or Large.


Eco-Friendly Window Feeder
Eco-Friendly Window Feeder | Type: Green | Size: 5x12x12.38 Inch | Model: 64015WP

Holds 3 pounds of seed. Attracts interesting birds such as Finches and Orioles which might not come to regular seed feeders. Holds a variety of fresh fruits including apples and oranges


Executive Tube Feeder
Executive Tube Feeder | Type: Clear | Size: 30inch | Model: B-72

One of our largest tube feeders, this classic sunflower feeder is available in 20 or 30 inches. Feeders have a diameter of 3.5 inches. 20 inch has a capacity of 2.5 lbs and has 6 feeding ports. 30 inch has a capacity of 4 lbs and has 12 feeding ports.


Dragonfly Solar Birdbath for Wild Birds
Dragonfly Solar Birdbath for Wild Birds | Size: 20 Inch | Model: SOL-0101

The Dragonfly Solar Birdbath is a beautiful, low-maintenance solar bird bath that is ideal for any bird lover. The moving water is soothing and helps to attract wild birds to your yard. The low-voltage pump is solar powered and activated by the sun.


Thirsty Birds Solar Birdbath for Wild Birds
Thirsty Birds Solar Birdbath for Wild Birds | Size: 20 Inch | Model: SOL-0103

The Thirsty Birds Solar Birdbath by Zoobox has a unique design that features birds drinking from the fountain. Great for any wild bird enthusiast, this unique bath runs only on solar power and does not use any electricity.


Birdbath | Type: Red | Size: Medium | Model: ZBB-0250

Attract more birds to your yard with this misting birdbath. Provides birds with a fine mist for bathing. Available in red or antique bronze. Mister is adjustable. Designed to attract a variety of birds, including hummingbirds.


Birdbath | Type: Copper/bronze | Size: Medium | Model: ZBB-0198

Attract more birds to your yard with this misting birdbath. Provides birds with a fine mist for bathing. Available in red or antique bronze. Mister is adjustable. Designed to attract a variety of birds, including hummingbirds.


Birdbath | Type: Copper/bronze | Size: Large | Model: ZBB-0199

Attract more birds to your yard with this misting birdbath. Provides birds with a fine mist for bathing. Available in red or antique bronze. Mister is adjustable. Designed to attract a variety of birds, including hummingbirds.

Marjolein Bastin Bird Houses Make Festive Decorations for Your Home or Yard

Get creative when decorating your home for the holidays with a beautifully painted bird house by Marjolein Bastin.  These charming, hand-painted bird houses are great as a decoration inside or outside of your home.  For a festive, natural touch to your holiday decor, place a birdhouse inside a Christmas tree or on a mantle with a little bird inside.  When not being used as a decoration indoors, these bird houses make the perfect home for a variety of wild birds and look great hanging from a tree branch or attached to a post in your yard.

The Bird Nest Box w/ Artwork by Marjolein Bastin is available in four different designs and each bird house is painted in a light, creme colored paint with a naturally stained roof.  There are two 10 inch bird houses that when used outdoors, are sure to attract a variety of Chickadees, Titmouses, and Wrens to your yard.  The other two bird houses are available in a 12 inch size that is perfect for attracting a variety of birds including:  Chickadee’s (Black Capped, Carolina, Chestnut Backed and Mountain), Tufted Titmouse, Nuthatches (Red-Breasted, Brown Headed and White Breasted), Wrens (House and Bewick’s) and Downy Woodpeckers.  

My favorite bird house for the holidays is the 10 inch Chickadee Bird House.  This charming bird house has a beautiful, hand painted scene with chickadees and berries and is painted in the perfect, muted red and green holiday colors.  It looks great indoors or outdoors for a festive, holiday decoration and makes the ideal home for a smaller sized bird.  Place this bird house outdoors in the early spring to attract wrens to your yard.

These beautiful, bird houses also make great gifts for any bird lover or home owner and are made to be durable and long-lasting homes for birds.  For a variety of unique, hand painted bird house, check out Rachel’s Robin.