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On www.feederwatch.org it says that suet cages are not a Common Grackles’ favorite type of feeder, so I’m guessing they only come to this one because it does not hang vertically.
Unlike some people, I do not mind feeding blackbirds, grackles, cowbirds, or even squirrels. In fact I rather like crows. (Unfortunately, they’re too afraid to come this close to the house, even to feed. 😔) I believe that since we humans are a major part of their decline, we should try to help ALL birds, even if they’re not our favorite. I love every animal, especially birds, but I will admit that blackbirds and squirrels tend to monopolize the feeders, so don’t worry. 😉 I also put out feeders that larger birds and squirrels have a hard time using.
I live in Wisconsin and I always have a small flock of Common Grackles hoarding my 2 suet feeders each day.
Strange. FeederWatch also says that American Goldfinches don’t eat suet or like suet cages, but they totally do! I have a family group of 3 goldfinches—an adult male and female and a juvenile male— and they absolutely love the mealworm and sunflower seed suet I put out. (The suet at the very top.) someone really needs to update the common feeder birds guide!
I agree! My American Goldfinches like the suet as well!
I have two Downy Woodpecker that comes to my suet EVERYDAY and eat non-stop! Male and Female, probably feeding babies. I love hearing them drill holes in our trees everyday!
I have two Red-bellied, two Downy, and a couple of Hairy Woodpeckers come every day!
Me too! I only get a male, but he is a consistent bird at my feeder. I call him Woody. He really loves the mealworm and sunflower seed suet I put out, but he also eats the peanut suet.
I have seen a Red-Bellied Woodpecker near my feeder a few times, but it hasn’t actually been brave enough to come and eat yet.
I haven’t gotten a Hairy Woodpecker yet, though. I put out all these feeders like, only a month ago, so most birds don’t even know about it yet.
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