Yum, Yum! Suet!

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Our suet feeders have been hard hit lately. Here's a cardinal enjoying a snack.
    If you don't have a suet feeder, please get one (or two or three) because the birds love the suet cakes with seeds or peanuts or "high protein" filler. You will be amply rewarded!
    Cardinal on suet.jpg
    P.S. The blue flower in the background is our rosemary in bloom.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I agree the birds here really enjoy their suet. Mine love the suet cakes filled with insects and mealworms.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Eileen, our birds might like the insects and mealworms embedded in suet but, as much as I like to cook and experiment in the kitchen, I do draw the line at insects and worms. That just isn't going to happen!
    Perhaps the "high protein" cakes include the above mentioned bugs, but someone else gets to handle them--not me!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    They're dried insects and mealworms Jane so I don't mind too much. If they were alive the birds would have to do without. :dizzy:
     
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    Kildale Nature's Window

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    I find the cheapest food is the suet, free from the butcher department . Here we have a few bushtits enjoying a piece.

    bushtits on suet (3).JPG
     
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    Kildale, I'd get suet from the butcher department if we had such a thing, but since we don't, we put out the cakes from the local hardware store. They are on sale at 69 cents a cake, and come in four varieties--high protein, peanut, bird seed, and songbird mix.
    Is one of the above better for birds than the others?
     
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    Super cool photos!
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    With all this staying at home ( which I actually do a lot of anyway) I love my feathered visitors and spend lots of time watching.
    We have 9 feeders and are preparing to put the Oriole feeder back out soon.
    The robins are loving the mealworms.
    I keep 3 bird baths heated until the weather warms up.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Great to see you on here again, Kay. Do you think that you could also post some piccies of your feeders with guests?
     
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    Hi all. Been a while since I have posted anything. We also can get suet from local meat butchers. But they charge us for it. So we also buy the suet cakes at our local Fleet Farm store. Here is one bird that has been coming to our suet feeders for the past several weeks. I was shocked to see him there, but also so thrilled that he comes everyday. I am so jealous of you southerners. You already have stuff in bloom. We had a one inch snow fall last night.
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Great to see you here again Tooty!! :smt026 We've missed you.:headbang: Great photograph by the way.:smt023
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I second what Eileen says---Good to see you again. We have missed you.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    Sjoerd- I would love to share pics, but all I have is my iPhone , and they will not upload. I have no skill to do it.
     

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