You don't have to go outside.

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  1. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    You don't have to go outside to feed the birds, in fact you don't have to feed them, let them help themselves.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Good to see you posting again Kildale. Your birds are still enjoying their free lunches I see. I'm impressed that the nuthatch is so willing to come through the window for a snack.
     
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    Ms kitty 01 In Flower

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    Good to see you here again. Love your pix.
     
  5. Kildale

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    I have them well trained.
     



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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    If I left a window open like that I might get a chipmunk or squirrel in here. I even had a squirrel sitting on my small window feeder that is held up with suction cups...when they see a feeder and believe me that find everything I put up, they will check it out. I haven't seen a chipmunk now because this is still winter, soon they will come out. Plus my cat and small dog would be hanging out the window and then nothing would come to visit...:eek:

    Beautiful birds Kildale....
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Sweet! Good to see you Kildale. How I wish our birds would do that! Some of our visitors are getting pretty bold and won't be bothered if we go near the feeder, but not too close.
     
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    What are you feeding them? Looks like garbanzo beans.. ;)
     
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    Its a suet recipe, flour, oats etc. Poured into a tray and then with the shaft of an old pen and a dowel I make the balls.

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    Fill the pen shaft.

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    Push out the mix and cut at about 1/4"
     
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    It's good to see you again, Kildale! And to see your bird photos. You truly are a 'bird whisperer'.
     
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Very good idea Kildale...I like how you think using things you have around. My suet used to have a lot of nuts so I don't think the pen would work for me unless I really ground them up.
     
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    Make up your own mix, leave out the nuts. Anything bigger than the pen I think would be to big a pieces. I also use an apple corer for stuffing it in holes in a log. Here is a link to how I made this one, http://www.dereila.ca/easyload/
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    I noticed you don't use sunflower seeds in the pen size suet pieces...such a great idea using the pen...thank you , I will have to give it a try. I love my chickadees and they seem to be the bravest, along with the house finches here so they will come first. I think I will try it first with store bought suet. I haven't made any homemade for a while and we bought a case of it from the store .
     

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