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dontrinko

Holes in bottom of thistle sock

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I looked out to find my thistle sack completely empty. There were several large (1/4" to 3/8") holes in the bottom.

It is located near the top of another feeder. Did something peck these holes?  any ideas?  Thanks; Don

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i have both magpies and scrub jays that will fly up to a sock or a suet cage  and hold on for a few seconds and jab at the sock or suet and then fly down to the ground and eat the stuff that falls out. two or three magpies can almost empty in minutes by taking turns stacking the  suet cage and the scrub jay will hold on to the sock and jab at it. so i have been putting the thistle in a feeder that only lets small seeds and thistle to flow out into the tray on the bottom

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I've always regarded socks as an inexpensive way to find out if there are birds in your area that's interested in thistle / niger seed.  If you get a good response to a couple of socks, to me that's evidence it's worth investing a durable feeder and buying niger in less expensive bulk packages.

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