About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

My Favorite Feeder (this week).

I've been enjoying my Birdie Bell this week. A banditry of chickadees have been dancing all over the bell, plucking one seed at a time from the compact bell shaped seed block and cracking it open between their little feet.

I have the larger seed cylinder feeder in my main feeding area but I wanted something small for right off the deck. I didn't want a mess either. The Birdie Bell was perfect! The squirrels & chipmunks were the first to find it and then the chickadees and goldfinches soon followed.

It's a secure, all-weather holder that's easy to fill and so far indestructible. I go back and forth filling it with the sunflower or peanut bell-shaped seed blocks. They usually last between 2 to 4 weeks depending on the activity. Sometimes when I forget to bring home the refill seed bells, I fill it with fruit like apples, grapes, or oranges. Next spring I might get another one to fill with cat hair and cotton for the birds to use in their nests.

It's a nice starter feeder available at both our Wild Birds Unlimited stores in East Lansing, MI

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