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Old 04-01-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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I recently got the idea to attach a straight, 18" long twig to the bottom of my hanging suet feeder with garden twist ties. Within a week, I had varied thrushes, juncos, and towhees perching on the twig and chowing down on suet.

If you haven't tried it, it can help the non-clingers get their share without settling for little bits that the other birds drop on the ground!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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great idea! I'm going to try it.
thanks
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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Great idea,thanks! I always feel sorry for the little Juncos who have to hop around on the ground under the feeders,waiting for the other birds to spill seeds!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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Great idea,thanks! I always feel sorry for the little Juncos who have to hop around on the ground under the feeders,waiting for the other birds to spill seeds!
Exactly! Shortly after I attached the twig, juncos and towhees started flying up to the suet feeder. It works really well! They love suet, but they're not clingers like the chickadees and nuthatches.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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I took this tip, and have been amazed at the different birds now taking advantage of it. Thank you!
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