Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Feeder Series 1: Peanut Station

On and off for the next month or so I will spend some of this drab winter season calling attention to the fleet of feeders here at Cary BirdCam.  In so doing perhaps I can get some folks interested in acquiring some types of feeders or at least get ideas for feeder concepts.  Let's start with one of my best recycling efforts.  The feeder inside the anti-squirrel cage was originally a cheap seed feeder from a local big box.  At the time it seemed like a good product that was easy to clean, but it did a terrible job holding seeds, and it was armed with a mere two perches.  For a time it hung unwanted in the garage until I got the idea of using it to hold peanut pieces.  And the thing worked in this new role, and it hangs from the #1 feeder tree just behind our deck on the southeast side of the property.  Chickadees, nuthatches, and wrens have no problem pecking at peanuts and getting nuggets.  And they come back for more and more.  Its only current weakness is that it doesn't hang inside the cage very well, but as far as I know the squirrels are thwarted.  In the end, its a great feeder station.

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