Date: 3/13/18 7:44 am From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Subject: Re: Homemade Suet Birds
That's interesting that your squirrels eat it. I've only seen a squirrel (fox) at mine once and that was yesterday. Are your squirrels the red fox squirrels or the gray squirrels? I assume you are somewhere in Kansas.
I just caught a cardinal in the starling trap. Amazes me that almost all birds love this stuff. But not surprising. Most birds are carnivorous insectivores. I'm trying to think of a winter bird I haven't seen eating this suet. Just thought of one...goldfinch. But I've only seen one or two goldfinches all winter in Topeka.
On 3/13/2018 9:07 AM, Joan Fox wrote: > I used your recipe and think it’s great, I added 2T “XXX cayenne pepper” to the dry ingredients to repel squirrels; if only there was something for starlings. Will add more next time as there is still an occasional 4 legged visitor. > >> On Mar 13, 2018, at 9:01 AM, Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> wrote: >> >> I just saw a robin chase off a starling from my suet log. The starling went to another feeder and the robin chased it off again. Don't think I've seen that before. >> >> I'm documenting birds seen eating my homemade suet. If you've made this recipe: http://bit.ly/HomemadeSuetRecipe and seen a bird not on my list, please let me know. >> >> This list includes birds I’ve seen in my Topeka KS yard eating homemade suet. I’ve supplemented the list with birds other people have seen eating this suet along with their location. If you have seen a bird not on the list, please comment with species, city/state, and type of feeder. >> >> Invasive Species >> • European Starling >> • House sparrow >> >> Woodpeckers >> • Northern Flicker >> • Downy >> • Hairy >> • Red-bellied >> • Red-headed >> • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker >> >> Small Feeder Birds >> • Black-capped chickadee >> • Tufted titmouse >> • White-breasted nuthatch >> • Carolina wren >> • Brown creeper >> • Yellow-rumped warbler >> • Ruby-crowned kinglet (Kansas) >> • Golden-crowned kinglet >> >> Large Feeder Birds >> • Blue Jay >> • Common grackle >> • Brown thrasher >> • Mockingbird (Kansas) >> • American Robin >> • Eastern Bluebird (Kansas) >> • Cardinal >> • Mourning Dove >> >> Native Sparrows >> • Dark-eyed Junco >> • American Tree Sparrow >> >> -- >> Jeff Hansen >> https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS >> http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/ >> https://kansasgarden.blogspot.com >> >> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to >> https://listserv.ksu.edu/ksbird-l.html >> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to >> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm >> To contact a listowner, send a message to >> mailto:<ksbird-l-request...>