Where is the best place to put your suet cage?
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:34 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:43 PM
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:51 PM
I am guessing your suet hangs from something like a shepherd's hook?? Woodpeckers can use them and will do some acrobatics to get to the food, but our greatest success is when we have something for the woodpeckers to brace against. Because we do not have a squirrel issue at this time, we put a nail in the tree and hung the suet feeder there. We also had peanuts in our platform feeder that Flickers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers would eat. We don't get Red-headed Woodpeckers or Pileated because of our location.
Here is a link to a suet feeder with a tail prop that may work if you do not want to put a suet feeder on a tree.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:21 PM
EDIT: LOL shortly after I posted this response, I was sitting out on the patio and saw a woodpecker "flyby" as he came zooming in, started to stop at the feeder but he saw me, did a big loop and back to the front of the yard where he came from! There weren't any other birds at the feeder at that time, so it had to be me that kept him from stopping. He had some red on his head, and was black and white. So not sure if it was "hairy" or "downy" but I was glad to see one anyway!
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