Use different kinds of bird feeders to draw a variety of feathered friends

Photo: Detroit Free Press

Even a small bird feeder can attract all kinds of species in both cities and suburbs. And you can increase the number and variety of birds by putting out additional feeders with different kinds of food.

One of the easiest to put up, and one that lasts awhile, is a suet cake hung in a wire cage. A lot of people use them in winter, when birds need high-energy food, but this spring our two suet cakes have been visited by everything from pileated woodpeckers the size of a crow to bay-breasted warblers smaller than an English sparrow.

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