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We decided to spruce things up and fix some things under the hood. If you notice any issues, feel free to contact us as we're sure there are a few things here or there that we might have missed in our upgrade.
this little guy was in the front yard this afternoon. I wasn't able to figure out where his nest was so I moved him the couple feet into the brush so he wouldn't tempt the dogs. hopefully Evil Kitty won't find him!
Raw buffalo suet, still in the surrounding tissue cause I was lazy. The last batch from the local buffalo farm was from a diiferent processor and they didn't do anything accept seperate it from the meat. I fed some of it to Apollo, but it was more thhan I could use so I put it out in the feeder. The woodpeckers LOVE it.
This is a few weeks old, but here's a Wren's nest we had right on front of our door in an Ivy.
And here's a dove that decided to build a nest in one of our palm trees. She's not the smartest mom. After a good storm, the nest was wiped out. Luckily the chicks were old enough to make it on there own. I found one the next day in one of our garden beds.
Yah, I normally stick with the homemade stuff, but heck, the buffalo suet is almost free cause no one else wants it, so when I had more than I needed for the dogs, well, I coulda stashed it in the freezer but what the heck, and sure enough, there was a woodpecker at it almost constantly the entire time it was up!
House Sparrows aren't native to the US, they're an English transport, and an invasive species. They're actually well known in birding circles for killing songbirds of all kinds, even some larger than they are, and as far as I'm aware its legal in every state to destroy their nests and eggs, and also to remove and kill them by any means fair or foul, from traps, to shooting to poisoning.
Earlier today I cut up some stale bread and tossed it under the feeders. So far the only birds who've found it are the House Sparrows, which wasn't what I wanted, but whats funny is that there's a male Red-Bellied Woodpecker who's spotted the sparrows eating the chunks of bread that they take from the pile and has so far successfully stolen several pieces from them. I haven't been able to catch it on camera yet, but its quite funny to watch.