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Saturday, March 25, 2017

DIY Upside Down Suet Feeder: Starling Stumper

I live in Canada and I was wondering where I can get an UPSIDE-DOWN SUET FEEDER .... Never seen one of these...
Most specialty bird stores like Wild Birds Unlimited have Upside down Suet feeders but you can also convert your own suet feeder. We have a hook with three chains that attach to an existing suet feeder called the Starling Stumper that makes it easy. This allows you to hang your basic suet cage sideways. But if you can’t find the Starling Stumper chain you can use hooks or chains to hang your suet cage so that the weight of the feeder is balanced and the feeder hangs level horizontally.

 Peel off the top of the suet package but leave the plastic container on and place it in the cage so that the opening faces downward. Suet eating birds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees are comfortable clinging underneath to feed upside down. Blackbirds can’t poke through the plastic carton on top and can’t cling to the bottom of the cage to feed. This is a quick fix to keep the voracious blackbirds from eating all your suet.

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