Suet can be fed in several ways. Commercial suet blocks are usually placed in a holder. Some suet feeders have a “tail prop” extension to accommodate woodpeckers.
Some homemade suet mixes can be spread on a tree trunk or limb.
This inexpensive wire suet feeder works with most commercial suet cakes. Hang under a seed feeder or tree branch.
This suet feeder is designed to force the bird to feed upside down, a snap for chickadees and nuthatches but an effective approach to elimination of House Sparrows and starlings.
Attracted species: Woodpeckers, chickadees, creepers, jays, nuthatches, wrens, bluebirds, mockingbirds
What you should know:
- Feeding suet is one of the least expensive and effective choices for feeding birds.
- Suet cakes are clean and easy to store and easy to use.
- Suet cakes do not create problems with seed hulls or germinating seeds under feeders.