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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #180 on: May 07, 2020, 09:41:15 PM »
Just remember that if it's too far for you to enjoy properly, it might not be worth the tradeoff.
Grab a lawn chair and a 6 pack.  ;)
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #181 on: May 07, 2020, 09:42:12 PM »
Grab a lawn chair and a 6 pack.  ;)
That will take care of the squirrels too.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #182 on: May 07, 2020, 09:44:55 PM »
Indeed. Basically at least 10' from a tree, fence, etc.
10' away to keep squirrels from jumping onto the feeders
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #183 on: May 07, 2020, 09:47:50 PM »
Are you agreeing or disagreeing with him?

You want to be close to a tree, but not any closer than 10 feet.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #184 on: May 07, 2020, 09:49:37 PM »
You want to be close to a tree, but not any closer than 10 feet.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #185 on: May 07, 2020, 09:49:47 PM »
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #186 on: May 08, 2020, 10:06:54 AM »
I've found that the best way to get them is in-store. Walmart has a generic that is my favorite (and also the cheapest at ~$1.30/lb)) - but it's available in-store only. I've never seen my local Walmart (Monsey) out of stock, even in winter when they don't have a lot of birdseed.
Finally, when looking for thistle, also check for Nyjer seed - same thing, different name.
Very interesting. Nothing in my Walmart.
They probably had it, but it's called Nyjer, so I didn't realize that it's the same thing.
I found this in my local Lowe's: https://www.lowes.com/pd/National-Audubon-Society-13-oz-Finch-Sock-with-Nyjer-Bird-Seed/1000429825
Did you ever try this idea? Just hanging this kind of thing, without a feeder.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #187 on: May 08, 2020, 10:13:17 AM »
They probably had it, but it's called Nyjer, so I didn't realize that it's the same thing.
I found this in my local Lowe's: https://www.lowes.com/pd/National-Audubon-Society-13-oz-Finch-Sock-with-Nyjer-Bird-Seed/1000429825
Did you ever try this idea? Just hanging this kind of thing, without a feeder.
This is the option if you don't want to hang a metal reusable feeder.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #188 on: May 08, 2020, 12:26:33 PM »
Has anyone tried window feeders, Like this https://www.amazon.com/Suction-Birdfeeders-Cardinal-Bluebird-Birdhouse/dp/B00YSU3WG2
Are they any good?

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #189 on: May 08, 2020, 12:29:10 PM »
They probably had it, but it's called Nyjer, so I didn't realize that it's the same thing.
I found this in my local Lowe's: https://www.lowes.com/pd/National-Audubon-Society-13-oz-Finch-Sock-with-Nyjer-Bird-Seed/1000429825
Did you ever try this idea? Just hanging this kind of thing, without a feeder.

For finches, start with a basic finch sockand see if they come - no need to spend on a real one in the beginning. If that's successful, then get a real finch feeder. You can also try the name-brand socks, but I find that my birds highly prefer the generic Walmart seeds. Go figure.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #190 on: May 08, 2020, 12:30:41 PM »
Has anyone tried window feeders, Like this https://www.amazon.com/Suction-Birdfeeders-Cardinal-Bluebird-Birdhouse/dp/B00YSU3WG2
Are they any good?

Go try putting THAT 10 feet away from a structure.

As an aside, I can't imagine a cat sitting and watching so peacefully like this.


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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #191 on: May 08, 2020, 12:32:41 PM »
Go try putting THAT 10 feet away from a structure.

As an aside, I can't imagine a cat sitting and watching so peacefully like this.



The usual window is higher than 10 feet from the ground.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #192 on: May 08, 2020, 12:37:47 PM »
The usual window is higher than 10 feet from the ground.

Okay?
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #193 on: May 08, 2020, 12:45:41 PM »
Okay?
So how will the squirrels get to it?

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #194 on: May 08, 2020, 12:46:43 PM »
So how will the squirrels get to it?
You never saw a squirrel climb up a tree or wall higher than 10 feet?
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.