Dinner for Big Bird!
I have been feeding birds for a long time and was surprised to see a new item for sale locally. This may not be new to reader's but I had never seen it before. It is a block of bird seed that is 9" X 9" X 9" and weighs 25 pounds! At first I thought that it would not be cost effective but it really is a fairly good value. I use a suet feeder, hummingbird feeder, and some loose bird seed for other critters. The suet is great for woodpeckers, black capped chickadees, and other odd varieties and keeps the squirrels out. But, for 12 ounces the cost is between $1.99 and $2.49. This block is $14.95 and feeds small guys like chip monks and some squirrels. But it also attracts ground feeders like cardinals. On a cost basis, it is near the price of 25 pounds of loose bird seed. It might be a good alternative for winter feeding and will prevent many trips over the snow for me. Win Win...
12/24/2016 08:40:22 am
Might attract raccoons, too, but those are just as much fun to watch as the squirrels and chipmunks, especially when the new babies are out and about. We've seen 4 baby raccoons try to fit in a 6" x 10" feeder, although one of them gave up and just hung from the edge, doing situps to get his/her share of the contents.
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