Squirrel Buster Standard & Dried Mealworms

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Female Eastern Bluebird Getting Dried Mealworms From Feeder
Female Eastern Bluebird Getting Dried Mealworms From Feeder

This is the story of how I tried to use a Squirrel Buster Standard feeder to offer dried mealworms to Eastern Bluebirds. In the end, it turned out not to be the best way to do it. But I learned a lot about Eastern Bluebirds and European Starlings in the process . . . and did find a better feeder choice for this purpose in the end.

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How to Choose Birdseed

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White-Breasted Nuthatch Eating Sunflower Hearts
White-Breasted Nuthatch Eating Sunflower Hearts

What kind of seed do birds eat? How do you choose birdseed? First decide which birds you want to attract. Then offer seed they like to get more birds to your feeders! Here is the seed and other food I put in my feeders, followed by a list of which birds eats what.

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Best Way to Hang Suet Feeders

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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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