Product Reviews

Songbird Station & Songbird Essentials Review

I saw a female cardinal for the first time in our backyard…I never realized that the females are not bright red in color as are the male cardinals. Then I noticed that they had a nest in our bottle brush tree. My husband and I love to sit on our porch in the morning while drinking a cup of coffee and watching the birds eat and sing.

In Florida it is very difficult to find a bird feeder that does not rot in the intense heat and rainy season. I found the perfect recycled plastic bird feeder with sloped tray at Songbird Essentials. It looks just like a wooden bird feeder but is very sturdy and we don’t have to worry about it falling apart after just one season. It can accommodate almost all types of birds and holds 1.5 quarts of seed. I also like that it will be easy to keep clean and disinfected as needed.

My husband hung up the bird feeder in another bottle brush tree in our backyard. We also added a seed hoop by SeedHoop which catches up to 90% of falling or dropped seeds to protect your yard and more importantly keeps birds safe from ground predators and keeps the food source away from rodents. It was very easy to attach to the bird feeder by hooks and indeed it caught the fallen seeds really well. It is very lightweight and folds up and collapses for easy storage when not in use. The Seed Hoop can attach to almost any style of bird feeder.

The first birds to visit our new bird feeder to dine on a gourmet seed meal was a pair of doves. My kids got so excited and we enjoyed watching the doves eat for over 10 minutes. I am thrilled with our new bird feeding set. My five year old son was so fascinated that he asked for a hummingbird feeder for Christmas (he had watched a special on the nature channel).

Do you remember my Open Sky review of the Mad Bluebird Mugs? Who can forget her adorable scowling face! Check out this matching Mad Bluebird Trivet…now I can smile at it all day…it is just too cute.

Songbird Essentials has the most fantastic selection of bird supplies to bring any type of bird to your backyard. There are over 6,000 items to choose from including  bird and bat houses, bird feeders, feed, gifts, hangers, DVD’s and so much more….this is the perfect one stop shop for any bird lover. What a great gift idea for the holidays! There is even a home page that has
“helpful tips for attracting birds and hummingbirds to your yard.” To check out the selection mentioned here and all of the other products go to Song Bird Essentials. To purchase the Recycled Plastic Bird House, 24 “ Seed Hoop and the Mad Bluebird Trivet go to Songbird Station. Also, don’t forget to stop by my Open Sky store to see or purchase the cutest Mad Bluebird Mugs you’ve ever seen.

*I was not financially compensated for this review. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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