Sunday, February 13, 2011

bottom feeders

I recently heard from Amy Barton.

Amy told me that they had had luck attracting a winter wren to
a suet feeder.

"How did you do that?" I asked.

"Oh, we built an upside-down feeder."

And, I had never heard of such a thing.

On-line they can be expensive, but they are fairly easy to build in your garage for only about eight dollars. Amy's husband Larry built two of them. Because birds have to approach from the bottom, most cannot get to the suet, but winter wrens have no trouble.

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