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The post suet feeder.
Posted By: normhead, 02-23-2015, 02:05 PM

The most popular feeder today was an old tree I cut down, then rescued from the fire pit, where it could have been a fine member of the bonfire team. I drilled a few holes to put suet in and hung it up. I later learned to make a paste type suet for it... vegetable shortening, canola oil, peanut butter, wheat flour and corn meal. Today it was the second most popular thing going. The other one, also one I made, was pretty popular with the smaller birds, not so much with the wood peckers, and the Redpolls don't use the commercial feeders I paid good money for at all, preferring the food to be laid out buffet style in a flat surface, my hanging birdhouse type feeder or the ground works for them.



For all the others the homemade suet feeder was the big thing...

The chickadees stop in occasionally, although the black oil sunflower seed dispensers are still their main thing.






Male Hairy Woodpecker at the post


Female hairy Woodpecker at the post.. (no red on her head).


Red Breasted Nuthatch


The White Breasted Nuthatch likes the post both right side up...


But it's just as good upside down.


Or Horizontal


The one I paid the most for sits pretty much un-used.


Darn birds don't know what real quality is.
This is the one the bear took down and ripped apart. It's now held together by "Black Steel" epoxy. It now seems to be the back up feeder, mostly used when the others are out of seed.
IN happier days.


Last edited by normhead; 02-24-2015 at 08:08 AM.
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03-03-2015, 03:58 PM   #16
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I never do this anymore but hey... a thread update in honour of snow bokeh...

Taken from the same place and focal length so you can see the relative sizes of the birds.











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