Bird Feeders

Photos by Don Reimer

by Don Reimer

Numerous articles have outlined the basic bird feeding routines. Assorted seed are recommended: black oil sunflower and niger seed are staples; “scratch seed” such a fine-cracked corn or millet, thrown down for ground feeding birds. Suet is a welcoming diet for woodpeckers and others. Since suet may turn rancid in hot summer weather, I parcel it out sparingly to the baby woodpeckers arriving at bird feeders daily. Water is also a positive element in attracting birds. And adequate cover adds a sense of security as birds feed.

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