photo by “G” jewels
Watching birds up close is really awesome experience. Birds are one of the most delicate, sensitive yet inquisitive creatures Mother Nature has blessed us with. In our daily lives especially living in big cities we often get to see crows and pigeons and other ordinary birds. But seeing other wild birds like blue jays, chickadees, gold finches, tufted titmouse, etc are really exquisite looking birds with unique habits of their own that make them stick out from the crowd.
Bird watchers are always looking for ways to attract such birds to their gardens so they can observe them from a close distance. If you read more about birds you will get to know about their particular behaviors. Some birds are not as timid as other species of birds and therefore getting them to eat from your hand will not be that difficult.
But still there is a lot that you should know before beginning with this. First of all you have to find out a way to attract birds to your place. To do that you should know what the particular bird is and what their favorite foods are. If you are trying to attract birds to your garden or backyard then its best you put up bird feeders. Once birds realize that this garden has fresh food on a daily basis it will keep coming back again and again.
When the birds make it a habit of visiting your garden on a daily basis then you should move on to the next step. You should start sitting with them not too close but at a distance while they are all eating. Make them get used to your presence. While sitting in front of them talk to them in slow and gentle voices and try to sit as still as possible.
Then one day, do not fill their feeder with food but instead stand there with some feed in your hand. Stand as still as possible. Birds will notice that you have feed in your hand. They might not come to you instantly and you might have to do this a day or two before they become used to your presence. Finally they will become tamed and will jump into your hand to eat out of your palm. This is truly an extraordinary experience feeding a bird from your own hand. Good Luck!