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Feeders

We get a lot of questions about the feeders, so here is the full scoop.

The feeders are located in the front garden of the historic log cabin. They are hanging from metal crooks on an Advanced Pole System with a squirrel guard halfway up the pole. A description of each feeder from left to right is shown below.

Seed Cylinder Feeder
Seed Cylinder Feeder

Seed Cylinder Feeder

  • Seed cylinders are seed shaped into a cylinder held together with gelatin.
  • They are easy to fill.
  • They typically last longer than loose seed.
  • Most seed-eating birds will eat seed cylinders.

Squirrel-proof Feeder
Fundamentals Squirrel-proof Feeder

Fundamentals Squirrel-proof Feeder

  • Cage comes down around the tube in the middle shutting off feeding ports.
  • Keeps squirrels from eating seed.
  • It needs 18” of space around it to be completely effective.
  • Most seed-eating birds will eat from it. It can help control White-winged Doves.

Tail-prop Suet Feeder
Tail-prop Suet Feeder

Tail-prop Suet Feeder

  • The paddle at the bottom is designed to give woodpeckers a place to put their tail to keep their body upright.
  • Made out of recycled plastic bottles which will make it last longer than wood.
  • Insect-eating birds such as woodpeckers, warblers and mockingbirds will eat suet.

Suet Log Feeder
Suet Log Feeder

Suet Log Feeder

  • Made for clinging birds such as woodpeckers.
  • Suet is high in proteins and fat which help birds grow healthy feathers.
  • Insect-eating birds such as warblers like it, especially in winter when insects can be scarce.

Peanut Wreath Feeder
Peanut Wreath Feeder

Peanut Wreath Feeder

  • Made for in-shell peanuts.
  • Blue Jays, Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Tufted Titmouse like in-shell peanuts.

Paul Fagala
Paul Fagala after filling the feeders

These feeders, along with ones in the back garden of the log cabin, are generously provided and re-stocked by Paul Fagala, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store at 14032 Memorial Drive near the Sanctuary.

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