Birding

Head-Lee Nursery carries a full line of birding products which includes everything from bird feed to solid granite bird baths. We are also a dealer of Droll Yankees bird feeders that all come with a lifetime warranty as well as a full line of Cole’s bird feed. Below are some of our featured items. Please note that our selection of products varies greatly during the year. Call us to check availability.

Safflower Seed

Safflower Seed

Safflower Seed

Offering safflower seed at your backyard feeding station will help to attract a greater variety of songbirds. These shiny white seeds are a favorite of cardinals and well liked by chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, mourning doves and even woodpeckers. Safflower is an excellent source of protein and fat. The seed does have a rather bitter taste, a taste that squirrels and some more aggressive birds such as starlings and grackles find less than palatable. Fortunately, this allows other desirable birds the opportunity to easily access this top quality seed. Happy Birding!

Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbird Feeders

Did you know that a hummingbird consumes half its weight in sugar each day? These Lilliputians of the bird world (weighing only 3 grams or 1/10th the weight of a first class letter) have a poor sense of smell, they locate food by eyesight. Fortunately, we can easily attract these bejeweled acrobats to our gardens by supplementing their natural diet with sugar water. Droll Yankees, purveyor of world class birding supplies since 1969, offers hummingbird feeders backed by a lifetime guarantee. One might choose the “Little Flyer-3” model which has a 10 oz capacity and 4 feeding ports designed to invite the hummers in but keep the bees out. The “Happy Eight-2” model has a 32 oz capacity and 8 ports. Both have a snap fit cover which removes for easy cleaning. They’re also dishwasher safe. Providing sugar water in addition to your garden flowers will prove to be a valuable resource to the hummingbirds, particularly as they commence their late summer/fall migration. These fascinating birds will reward you in kind, as they return to your garden for years to come. Happy Birding!

Purple Martins

Purple Martin House

Purple Martin House

Purple Martins, members of the swallow family, have for many years engaged in a mutually beneficial relationship with humans. Martins are agile fliers, catching the bulk of their diet, small insects, while on the wing. Not only are their aerial talents a joy to observe, but their melodious chatter and song are a pleasure to the ear. Purple Martins are highly social and choose to nest in group dwellings. They prefer open areas (approximately 30-60 feet away from trees) and to be in close proximity (about 30-120 feet) to human habitation. A nearby open water source is also to their liking. According to the Purple Martin Conservation Association, Purple Martins are dependent upon human supplied nesting cavities for reproduction. Both birdhouse gourds and prefabricated Martin condominiums can be utilized to attract and maintain a healthy and thriving Martin colony. Head-Lee Nursery carries the Heath Outdoor Products® 2 story, 12 room Martin house featuring easy snap assembly, front access for easy cleaning, ventilation for a cool nesting area, drainage to allow moisture to escape and guard rails to protect young Martins. With proper planning, your home can also be home to generations of one of America’s favorite song birds, the Purple Martin. Happy Birding!

Natural Birdbaths

Natural Birdbaths

Natural Birdbaths

There is nothing like a beautiful natural stone birdbath in the garden. We carry several different styles, made from either natural granite boulders or beautiful basalt columns. All of these fit naturally into the landscape and will last for many years to come.

Birdbath Fountains

Birdbath Fountain

We carry a nice selection of birdbath fountains. All of our fountains are great for your deck, patio and your garden. The only thing that you will need is an electrical plug-in and a level spot to place the birdbath.