Suet Starlings and Grackles Won’t Eat?

Starlings at Suet Feeder
Starlings Eying a Suet Feeder (parent and fledgling)

Looking for suet that European Starlings and Common Grackles won’t eat? In cooler months of the year, try pure suet. I’ve been experimenting with this type of commercial suet this winter and spring. Pure suet has downsides, but it is worth adding to your bird feeding bag of tricks. Here’s why.

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Maryland Backyard Birds

Northern Cardinal

What birds can you expect to see in a Maryland backyard? While every property is different with its own mix of birds, many are pretty typical. These are the Maryland backyard birds commonly seen in our central Maryland yard.

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Where to Put Bird Feeders: Spread Them Out!

Spread out Backyard Bird Feeders

Where should you put your bird feeders? To attract the widest variety of birds, spread out your bird feeders if you can. Too many feeders right on top of each other, each appealing to different types of birds, creates congestion. This increases conflict as species and personal spaces overlap.

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