Monday, October 27, 2008

WBU Advanced Pole System

Having fun, with the exclusive to Wild Birds Unlimited, Advanced Pole System. This is the woodpecker station in our yard. Hanging on one pole is 4 tail prop suet feeders, 2 peanut feeders, 1 seed cylinder feeder, 1 mealworm dish with weather guard, a bark butter feeder, one naural branch perch, 2 decoraive APS perches and two suet cages attached to the pole. We have had 6 species of woodpeckers visit: Pileated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Not to mention nuthatches, jays, chickadees and titmice love it as well. We are waiting for a Red-headed Woodpecker and with the hurricane damage to the trees in the woods, this just might be our year!

Check Out Pictures of our flying squirrels eating Jim's Birdacious Bark Butter. These pictures were taken last August. Click Here: I figure, I'll feed anything hat "flies". Stop by the store to see Steve Maslowski's video of hese nocturnal forest dwellers.

Pine Siskins have arrived!

Our favorite finches from up north, Pine Siskins are showing up at finch feeders filled with nyjer seed all over the Cincinnati tri-state. We had at least 4 this morning, in our Batavia, Ohio backyard, mixed in the goldfinches. Look for their pointed bills, streaking on the breast and the yellow wing stripe. Siskins have a beautiful high-pitched trill and our a welcomed visior to the backyards this time of year. Many continue on south this time of year but we always try to bribe a few to over winter in our backyard with feeders filled with fresh nyjer(thistle) seed. Finch flocks can empty your feeders weekly (if not daily), it is important to fill them often to keep those birds coming back daily for a reliable food source.