Diversifying the urban birdfeeder
August 8, 2008 9:53 AM Subscribe
I want to diversify the population hanging out at my urban birdfeeder. House sparrows, pigeons and starlings are beginning to irritate me.
posted by palindromic to Pets & Animals (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've had up suet feeders, seed feeders, black oil sunflower seeds. An oriole/finch feeder. I keep getting the same three birds, with the exception of one very exciting cardinal that shows up occasionally.
I live on a tree-lined street in Detroit in an old neighborhood. Is there any way of attracting birds that aren't ordinarily present in urban neighborhoods?
I do plan on refraining from nesting boxes, so I'm mostly looking for suggestions on feed, feeders, plants that I could put in our 3'X6' plot in front our house.
As an aside, we do get the occasional pheasant and peacock (longish story), so if I could get a little posse of those guys hanging out...