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Get birds to feed from

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:00 am
by daffodiltulip
a set of three Kingfisher Birdcare squirrel-proof feeders. It's a set of three, one for peanuts, one for fat balls and one for seed. They're attached to a wooden bird feeding station, the type with a roof over a table. They've been there a couple of weeks already and nothing seems to have been taken. It's all for a very old lady who would really like to see the birds feeding so any tried and tested ideas would be preferred over try this or that and see what happens ideas.

Re: Get birds to feed from

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:28 am
by tosca
There is a lot of natural food out there at the moment with the mild weather so maybe they will come when (if) the weather changes.

Our weather changed and the tits and sparrows were practically banging on the door. Made some delicious (!) treats with pork dripping, rendered lamb fat, walnuts, our own dried grapes, all home grown good stuff....totally ignored. They are still trying to get into the whole walnuts in a box on a table. I'm sure they'll come in time (like when I'm not watching)

Re: Get birds to feed from

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:15 pm
by doofaloofa
Have you put out any on an open feeder? They may not associate strangely shaped objects with food yet and the open obvious source may draw them in

Once they are around they are more likely to investigate

And hey, squirrels gotta eat to!