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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?
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #195 on: May 08, 2020, 12:48:04 PM »
You never saw a squirrel climb up a tree or wall higher than 10 feet?
But not the side of a house with siding.

My biggest concern is, do they attract lots of birds or not?
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #196 on: May 08, 2020, 05:10:54 PM »
But not the side of a house with siding.

My biggest concern is, do they attract lots of birds or not?

They should, but limited to ground feeders. Doves, cardinals, grackles, starlings, bluejays, and possibly chickadees and house finches.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #197 on: May 08, 2020, 05:11:59 PM »
Cheeky bastard stole half the grape jelly >:(:

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #198 on: May 08, 2020, 05:13:24 PM »
Cheeky bastard stole half the grape jelly >:(:


At least he didn't steal the cup again
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #199 on: May 08, 2020, 05:14:36 PM »
At least he didn't steal the cup again

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