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Come for dinner, little birdies...but not that way.

I would like to hang some bird feeders in my yard but our next door neighbors have 2 semi feral outdoor cats. Is there a way to feed the birdies without presenting the cats with a moveable feast? [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Oct 18, 2016 - 6 answers

Should I be worried about rock salt being used near a bird feeder?

I have a suet cake in a small bush in my back yard. We got that huge snow storm here over the weekend, and yesterday someone shoveled the stone path right next to that bush and spread rock salt (100% sodium chloride according to the package) along it. Now I am panicking. [more inside]
posted by bananana on Jan 28, 2016 - 10 answers

Gecko in birdfeeder?

Do house geckos eat birdseed? If not, what's it doing? [more inside]
posted by LiteS on Aug 25, 2015 - 5 answers

Backyard birds and the feeding thereof

My backyard birds seem to enjoy spilled dogfood just fine, but what if I wanted to level up? [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never on Mar 29, 2015 - 13 answers

Birdfeeder for 34th floor apartment?

We live on the 34th floor of an apartment with no balcony (there's an air-con ledge I suppose, but ours is generally inaccessible) near a patch of green with lots of birds. Eagles and ospreys and the like fly by outside our windows often. Our windows have permanent grilles because of the curious toddler. We'd love to have a birdfeeder attached very firmly (no suction cups) to our window grilles on the outside. Is this possible and would it work in attracting birds? What are the problems in apartment birdfeeders?
posted by viggorlijah on Jul 6, 2014 - 11 answers

How can I help birds discover my new bird feeder?

How can I get birds to 'discover' the new bird feeder? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jul 6, 2011 - 10 answers

"Hummingbird Ceasefire Zone" will be my rock band's first album title

Why do hummingbirds get along at this particular feeder and not at others? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 7, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I attract feral parakeets to my yard?

How can I attract my neighborhood's feral parakeets to my yard? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 21, 2010 - 5 answers

How to get rid of the backyard rats without getting rid of the squirrels?

Is there a way to eliminate rats from our back yard without eliminating squirrels? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Oct 16, 2010 - 18 answers

elderly man seeks birds, will love unconditionally. must not freak out children.

Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jul 1, 2010 - 20 answers

What feeder is best at attracting cardinals.?

In your experience, what is the best feeder for attracting cardinals? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Apr 11, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me design a bird feeding station

Help me design a bird feeding station for my garden. [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Jan 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Diversifying the urban birdfeeder

I want to diversify the population hanging out at my urban birdfeeder. House sparrows, pigeons and starlings are beginning to irritate me. [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Aug 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Come here, birds, I want to feed you!

How do the birds know that my birdfeeder now has better seed? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Feb 21, 2008 - 11 answers

One-way mirrored birdfeeder reflective window material stuff!

Is there a one-way reflective material for windows that doesn't reduce outbound visibility? I'm trying to help my cats sit on the windowsill without scaring the birds away from the feeder. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Feb 14, 2007 - 14 answers

Help! The squirrels are smarter than me!

Squirrels keep eating out of our bird feeders, please help! [more inside]
posted by DMan on Jan 5, 2007 - 40 answers

Where do the birds go when it rains?

BirdFeederFilter: When it's gloomy and rainy, I don't see any birds at my birdfeeder for days on end. Then as soon as it's sunny, they're all over the place. What gives? What do they do on rainy days, just forage near their nest? Don't birds gotta eat when it rains?
posted by agropyron on Nov 18, 2005 - 9 answers

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