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Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-13-2015, 09:00 PM
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Posted By EllenW
Yes Woodpeckers and nuthatches can reach it. You...

Yes Woodpeckers and nuthatches can reach it. You can adjust it if you need to but my Downies have been coming to the feeder. Now the darn HOSP are eating nyjer seed and picking at what the other...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-12-2015, 08:00 PM
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Posted By EllenW
The birds that I want to attract to my suet don't...

The birds that I want to attract to my suet don't mind eating upsidedown Woodpeckers and nuthatches. Other birds don't like to eat like that so it discourages the Starlings and HOSP.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-12-2015, 03:29 PM
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Posted By EllenW
This is what my suet feeder looks like

This is what my suet feeder looks like
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-12-2015, 03:27 PM
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Posted By EllenW
This is the bottom of my suet feeder. First I put...

This is the bottom of my suet feeder. First I put bottle caps in then I put the suet on top. Woodpeckers can reach the suet but HOSP cannot
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-11-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By EllenW
I love your Flicker and HOSP story BB. So glad...

I love your Flicker and HOSP story BB. So glad you are actively trying to get rid of the HOSP. I have an upsidedown suet feeder and I put bottle caps in the bottom then the suet on top so the HOSP...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-14-2015, 11:23 AM
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Posted By EllenW
You have some nice birds there BB. Great to hear...

You have some nice birds there BB. Great to hear they are raising young too.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-21-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By EllenW
It is very discouraging fishlkmich. The use of...

It is very discouraging fishlkmich. The use of chemicals has to stop. I hope nature will win. We need to keep advocating for wildlife.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-20-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By EllenW
Maybe this farm bill will help protect wildlife...

Maybe this farm bill will help protect wildlife and provide incentives for farmers.

Farm Bill | NRCS (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/farmbill/)
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-20-2014, 10:37 AM
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Posted By EllenW
I was told that the HOSP's like to hang around...

I was told that the HOSP's like to hang around farms to eat the animal feed that the animals don't eat. My friend put netting in the ceiling of her barn so they can't roost and that has kept them...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-19-2014, 09:11 AM
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Posted By EllenW
Enjoy your time off dap. Let us know if those...

Enjoy your time off dap. Let us know if those HOSP's come back.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-18-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By EllenW
Dap you could stick with the black oil sunflower...

Dap you could stick with the black oil sunflower seed unless the HOSP's start staying around.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-17-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By EllenW
Safflower isn't a prefered feed but many birds...

Safflower isn't a prefered feed but many birds eat it. It lasts a long time so I think the cost is about the same. This is the first winter in 15 years that I have been here that I don't have HOSP's....
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-15-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By EllenW
I get finches, doves, cardinals, native sparrows...

I get finches, doves, cardinals, native sparrows chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, etc. Most birds eat safflower seed. Starlings don't eat it either. It takes a while for the birds to start eating it....
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-14-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By EllenW
HOSP's love black oil sunflower seeds. I have had...

HOSP's love black oil sunflower seeds. I have had a terrible time with them here. I am keeping my fingers crossed. I now put out safflower seed and grey striped sunflower seed and so far no HOSP's.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-15-2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By EllenW
I called animal rehab places in my area to see if...

I called animal rehab places in my area to see if they wanted the house sparrows that I trapped. None of them wanted them.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-07-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By EllenW
My friend told me that even though starlings...

My friend told me that even though starlings can't get all the way in a bluebird box they will stick their head in and destroy anything they can reach.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-06-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By EllenW
I'm glad you have bluebirds and tree swallows bb....

I'm glad you have bluebirds and tree swallows bb. I am fighting off the hosp's and starlings also. I got my bb gun out. They fly away before I get a chance to use it. Starlings try to nest up high...
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