Seed Choice: What Do Backyard Birds Eat?

White Breasted Nuthatch Eating Sunflower Chips
White-Breasted Nuthatch

To choose birdseed for your bird feeders, first decide which birds you want to attract. Then offer seed they like to get more birds to your feeders! In this post I share the seed and other food I put in my feeders, followed by a list of which birds eats which seed and other food.

Estimated reading time: 15 minutes

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Best Way to Hang Suet Feeders

Male Downy Woodpecker Eating Suet
Male Downy Woodpecker Eating Suet

There are many ways to hang suet feeders. But what is the best way? My approach to offering suet to birds evolved over several years. Through a lot of trial and error with feeder type and placement, I’ve learned a lot along the way and where to hang them. My current suet set-up has been working wonderfully for season after season. Now I don’t have to stress over it at all. It just works.

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A Raccoon is Eating My Suet!

Suet Feeder in the Birdbath
Suet Feeder in the Birdbath

 Just as I was congratulating myself that I had gotten my feeders strategically set up to attract the birds I wanted while keeping squirrels out . . . a new visitor from nature arrived. A raccoon was eating my suet. This is the story of what was happening and how I solved the problem. Raccoons now stay out of my suet!

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