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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Do we stop feeding suet in the summer?

My brother asked me the other day why I ordered so much suet and I told him because we are selling so much suet. Customers are buying cases and storing them in the freezer.
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Besides the usual woodpeckers, nuthatches, titmice and chickadees, you may attract orioles, wrens, warblers and more with suet during the spring and summer.
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Lots of birds need that high energy food during migration, nesting and raising young. And the reason I feed suet in the summer is to watch as harried parent birds bring their babies up close and try to convince them to feed themselves.
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Suet cakes commercially prepared are safe for year round feeding. If your feeder is hung out in the sun use suet dough with a higher melting point or seed cakes available at Wild Birds Unlimited.
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I have lots more on order! I'm trying to keep enough in stock. Thanks for the good question.

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