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Red Wing Blackbird Eating Nijer Seed...?

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#1 Cysco1187



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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:51 PM

He was at my finch sock and I've never seen him up there. Is it possible he's feeding?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:56 PM

I would say it's quite possable.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:37 PM

We've had Red-wingeds eating peanuts from the shell, so could easily believe he's eating Nyger.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:51 AM

Yes... they will do that when pickings are slim. I've caught mine on the magnum thistle (Nyger) feeder a few times. My mourning doves will try to squeeze their fat butts on there too.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:24 AM

I have seen RWBB on my thistle feeder , which has a small tray to catch the thistle... but I've only seen it a few times ever. Just for kicks one day, I loaded nyjer into my hopper feeder and saw Mourning and Eurasian-collared doves going crazy for it
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

I see Mourning doves eating nyjer in my yard everyday. Eurasian Collard Doves often also.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:15 PM

RWBB I have not seen eating Nyjer.

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