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.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bird Questions and Observations

I appreciate all the questions and kind feedback the blog has received recently. Spring is one of the busiest times for the birds and I’m pleased that so many people are curious enough to ask questions and share observations.

I’ll answer emails as soon as I can and then post my response to the blog eventually. I try to space the posts out evenly over the month.

If you have a question or would like to share a photo you can email me at bloubird@gmail.com. Or you can come in to the stores.

The number of new people than have stopped in to say "hi" after they've discovered us on the web has been impressive. I'm usually at the  Wild Birds Unlimited store in East Lansing, Michigan.

We are dedicated to offering top quality seed, feeders, and information to make sure you have the best backyard bird feeding experience possible. At Wild Birds Unlimited, we aren’t just a birdseed store. We are Your Backyard Birdfeeding Specialist®, here to help bring you, your family and nature together.

Thank you,
2200 Coolidge Rd. Ste.17
East Lansing, MI 48823

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Anonymous said...

I have an upside down feeder which I maintain for goldfinches. I have a few visitors daily, but I notice that when the feeder is half empty, the goldfinches losem interest. When I refill the feeder, the goldfinches they return. Non of this bothers the occasional woodpecker. Any thoughts/ Thank you for you time. Bill S.

Wild Birds Unlimited Mid-Michigan said...

Finches are notorious for leaving a tube feeder half full. Don't just top off your feeder with fresh seed. Empty the older seed (if it's still good) into a different container, fill the bottom of your feeder with new seed and top it off with the older seed. The birds will probably eat down to that certain level again and you'll have to repeat the process.

Also, make sure your Nyjer seed is fresh. One way to do this is to pinch the seed with your fingernails and see if any oil comes out. The finches use their bills to twist the seed and sip the oil and then drop the shell. If your seed has dried out your feeder will be skipped. (Wild Birds Unlimited receives a fresh load of seed each week).

Read more at: Why won’t the finches come to my feeder? http://t.co/BJPd3lY