Date: 12/30/20 1:06 pm
From: Linda Berauer <lberauer...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Need suggestions for new bird-feeding people
Or maybe too much concrete and barren chemlawns, non-native landscaping?

On Wed, Dec 30, 2020, 2:26 PM 'George Hammond' via Birders <
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> Just more patience maybe? I’m pretty sure many many more people are
> feeding birds now, so feeder birds may be spread out more, and searching
> less. Or maybe there’s a resident cat or hawk nearby?
>
> > On Dec 30, 2020, at 11:21 AM, Ellen Weatherbee <eew...> wrote:
> >
> > They live near the U-M stadium and have had a feeder up for a week,
> with no avian visitors. They have out suet (with embedded insects—new to
> me), Bill’s bird blend (oiled sunflower 🌻 seeds, 🥜 peanuts, and corn).
> The main feeder is positioned near a robust shrub, so birds can perch,
> hide, and stage from it.
> >
> > I have have had very successful bird feeding for multiple years—and feed
> only plain suet and black oilers (and whole peanuts occasionally for the
> blue jays). But I am in wooded areas with lakes very close by, and
> surrounded by shrubs.
> >
> > What else would anyone suggest? Maybe water and a bird bath or ??? And I
> told them that it can take quite awhile to have a viable bird feeder
> population. Thanks for any help!
> > Ellen Weatherbee 🍄 (Pinckney: Patterson Lake and mid-Michigan: Chippewa
> Lake)
> >
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