hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Avian learning curve
  • Subject: Re: Avian learning curve
  • From: Zemuly <zemuly@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 19:35:57 -0600

I love birds. I have a dish of birdseed on my front porch. The cats
enjoy watching, and so do I. There is a squirrel that puts its nose on
the window until the mockingbird bops it on the head.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 26, 2013, at 3:14 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> Last summer we got an upside-down suet feeder for our woodpeckers.
> Until that time we just hung suet in a wire mesh cage, and all the birds
> loved it - they were going through a suet cake every two days which 
> was getting pretty pricey.  Of course we also feed sunflower hulls, so
> there was something for everyone.  
> Well, it was most interesting to watch the birds adapt.  At first only
> the female downy woodpeckers came to the new feeder.  The males
> would sit on the top of it and watch.  Then after a few days the male
> birds alaso got the hang of it.  The larger woodies were slower - the
> red-bellies and the hairies - but they too finally learned how to use the
> feeder.  They always liked to eat hanging upside down, but just had to
> be shown, I guess.  
> For  quite a while no other birds used the feeder. Then a pesky squirrel
> made a pass at it.  He managed to gnaw his way into one end and pull
> the grid open enough to get at the suet, but I guess he decided it was
> too much work, for he hasn't continued.  
> Perhaps the extreme cold has made the birds need the suet more, or
> perhaps they just finally caught on by watching the woodies, but this
> week we have seen nuthatches, chickadees and Carolina wrens hanging 
> upside down to eat from the suet feeder.  Interesting.
> Auralie
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement