The seed feeder in the window is doing very well with the black-oil sunflower seeds. It's the suet feeder that's untouched. Makes me wonder why -- a co-worker lives in the next neighborhood over and her suet feeder sees a lot of action.
I've thought about getting a finch feeder to put thistle in. I enjoy goldfinches. I'd just like to figure out this puzzle of the suet feeder before I give it up.
Unfortunately, I don't have a feed store nearby. I walk/take public transit everywhere I go, so I can't carry great loads of bird-seed. There's a hardware store in the next neighborhood over that might be a decent supplier for me, but it's an upscale neighborhood with upscale prices. I just enjoy the birds so much, though. I try to stock up whenever I can manage to get a ride to Wal-Mart or Home Depot.
I'd love to see warblers or thrashers. I live in an apartment, so I can at least attach feeders to hooks which are nailed into wood that fit into my window - not very fancy or pretty, but functional.
I wanted to put up a bird-house but I doubt it would get use, being so close to my building. I'd also love to provide a place for the birds to bathe. Apartment-living is challenging, tho!
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