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What Birds Does Suet Attract?

What Birds Does Suet Attract?

Though there are many birds that eat suet, these can be shy species and can be a challenge to attract to the suet feeders. By first positioning suet feeders correctly within easy reach of a safe retreat for nervous birds, and away from the noisiest parts of the yard birds are more likely to feel comfortable at suet feeders. 

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The Best Place to Hang a Suet Feeder

The Best Place to Hang a Suet Feeder

Don’t hang a feeder too close to windows, however, or birds may collide dangerously with the glass. Instead, hang the feeder out in the yard where it is easily seen.

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Seed or Suet: Which Is Best?

Seed or Suet: Which Is Best?

Seed and suet are both fine choices to feed birds, but which truly is the better option at your bird feeders? The answer depends on many factors and can change throughout the year.

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How to Attract Redpolls

How to Attract Redpolls

The most noticeable distinction that redpolls show off is a bright red dab on the top of the head, thus the name redpoll (‘poll’ is an antiquated word for ‘head’). The ruby red crown is the easiest way to spot a redpoll in the yard and tell it apart from other finches. Body color, on the other hand, can vary among redpolls. For example, the Common Redpoll has brown body feathers with heavy streaking, while the Hoary Redpoll has whitish body feathers with minimal streaking.

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How to Attract Siskins

How to Attract Siskins

The Pine Siskin, also referred to by its Latin name of Spinus pinus, is a petite bird with subtle brown streaks and touches of yellow. Though often mistaken as a sparrow because of its modest markings, the Pine Siskin is actually a type of finch – which comes as no surprise when observing its playful behavior, body shape, and call notes.

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The Best Bird Feeders for Cardinals

The Best Bird Feeders for Cardinals

Attract more cardinals to your yard with any one of these exceptional bird feeders that focus on smart, easy-to-use designs catering specifically to redbirds.

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squirrel-proof bird feeder

How to Use a Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Squirrel-proof bird feeders are highly effective, but only when used properly. Learn how to optimally set up your squirrel-proof bird feeder, and additional tactics that can help ward off squirrels.

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tufted titmouse

How to Attract Titmice

Titmice are delightful small birds that frequently visit backyard bird feeders. However, they can be shy, so it can be a challenge to initially attract them. Learn the best tactics for inviting these endearing birds to your feeders.

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