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    Default What is the best way to attract more birds

    I'm looking for ideas on different feed or feeders to attract more varieties of birds around the house. Right now and all winter all we had were a few chickadees,some nut hatches and the occasional stellers jay. I'm feeding them straight black sunflower seeds. Thanks
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    mix up your selection a bit, put out some bird seed and suet. I save the plastic tray the suet comes in and reuse it to make my own using some bacon grease, peanut butter, corn meal and a mix of bird and sunflower seed. You should start seeing some Grossbeaks and pine siskins.
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    Suggest you soak the sunflower seeds in Tequila for 5 days, before butting in the feeder.........

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    Ask these people


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    What do they know about Tequila.................?????


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    You really need to get out of Hopeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ak Bird Brain View Post
    mix up your selection a bit, put out some bird seed and suet. I save the plastic tray the suet comes in and reuse it to make my own using some bacon grease, peanut butter, corn meal and a mix of bird and sunflower seed. You should start seeing some Grossbeaks and pine siskins.
    Thanks I will give that a try
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    Sunflowers seeds and bacon grease had my first bird last week


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    Try the Alaska bird seed mix. Smaller seeds for smaller birds.

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