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Woodlandgal



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PostSubject: Mealworms VS Suet Mix   Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:00 pm

Has anyone tried feeding the suet mix rather than mealworms? Are the Bluebirds likely to eat it if they haven't been fed before? I can hang a feeder so the squirrels won't get to it, but woodpeckers will find it.

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PostSubject: Re: Mealworms VS Suet Mix   Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:16 pm

Here is a good resource that can answer your question:

http://sialis.org/suet.htm

I have never tried anything other than mealworms but I imagine using the techniques provided on that page you could get a bluebird or two to nibble.
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PostSubject: Re: Mealworms VS Suet Mix   Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:06 pm

My Bluebird Mentor has success with a lard/peanutbutter mix in the colder months. She offers it on a platform feeder. I have tried it and had no luck. Oh....once I a Blue check it out. She also recommends offering stewed raisins. I have done this with no success. It seems that some Bluebirds like these foods...some don't. All I can say is to try it and hope for the best.

BTW....when the weather is nice and insects are out she only offers a few stewed raisins. She says that offering to many mealworms is unhealthy for Bluebirds. I trust her advice.
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