• Bird Feeders,  Peanut Feeders,  Squirrel Feeder,  Uncategorized

    peanut bird feeders also squirrel feeders

    fun peanut feeders are versatile for more wild bird offerings That’s a red wreath peanut feeder. That photo was taken in or yard, so when it showed up on a famous auction site (without permission) we were sort of annoyed. That peanut bird feeder also appeared on our website about four years, prior to any distributor’s offering. Of course we wrote the description… where else would it come from? The peanut bird feeders were being sourced at a full-pop retail price from a local birding store! Why? It was something very unique at the time, and to keep it that way, we offered the item assembled, filled with peanuts, and ready to hang, most times including a few extra pounds of peanuts… for free. And the secret for easily filling it was included in our hand written cards.

    Now, when placing it in the bird feeders category, we thought this would also make a great squirrel feeder since the critters are so fond of whole peanuts. Being metal, there’s nothing for them to chew on thus destroying the feeder. So… we said “feed birds or squirrels or both”. And you know what happened? Other sites started describing the same thing… in the exact same words.¬†And all that’s ok, except when SE don’t recognize from where the content is originated.

    Regardless of all that (sorry-just had to vent) the peanut wreath is a fun design that offers huge versatility. If you’d rather not have squirrels raiding your peanuts – simply add a baffle. The coil design is perfect for offering nest materials in early spring, as well as fruit in summer to attract migratory birds.

    That’s about all we’ll say for now on these peanut bird feeders.

  • Nesting Material,  Peanut Feeders,  Uncategorized

    fun peanut bird feeders do more than peanuts

    fun peanut feeders are versatile for more wild bird offeringsSince variety is considered the spice of life, try offering birds something a little more exciting than just plain old seed. You’ll attract a broader range of species in the process too.

    Peanuts! Jays, Nuthatches, chickadees, woodpeckers and more love peanuts. Shelled or whole, they’re a special treat packed with nutritional value for feathered friends – which makes them a great choice for winter feeding. Birds won’t mind them at all in summer though!

    This fun wreath peanut feeder features a mod design resembling an old slinky. In powder coat metal, it won’t rust and squirrels can’t chew through it either. There’s a trick to filling this feeder because it takes two hands, so here’s a quick tip: Sit down, and brace the feeder between your legs. This allows for the two-handed action required for pouring them from the bag, otherwise peanuts end up all over the floor. Been there, and done that!

    The cool thing about the wreath, or coil design is the options it affords for your birds. In summer, fruit is a perfect choice to attract migratory birds. Apple, pear, or orange slices, and even grapes are wonderful choices for cat birds, orioles, tanagers, woodpeckers and others.

    Early spring is absolutely the best time for offering nesting materials too… and so simple with this peanut bird feeder! Bright cotton yarns, decorative mosses, feathers, and even pet hair are a few favorites that will encourage nest building around the yard. Just fill the wreath, pull some materials through to get started, and hang it from a branch where birds will see it. Don’t pack materials too tightly though. Should rain saturate them, you’ll want enough air to pass through enabling the materials to dry fairly quickly.

    Even when using as a peanut feeder, you can still “mix it up” by adding suet balls or suet chunks in with peanuts. Birds will love it, and they’ll be back for more!

    By the way, this photo was taken in our backyard, so when it shows up other places… please remember you saw it here first. This is how we ship them, assembled, filled and ready to go, with extra peanuts too!

  • Bird Feeders,  Peanut Feeders,  Uncategorized

    peanut bird feeders in winter (and peanut butter)

    peanut butter and peanut bird feeders are perfect for winter monthsIn our backyard there are more than enough bird feeders which accommodate many species! But when a cool feeder comes along… well, sometimes ya just can’t resist.

    Although the woodpeckers, nuthatches, jays and more have they’re own peanut bird feeders, we’ve found that peanut butter is also huge hit in frigid weather. And it doesn’t require a fancy feeder, or any kind feeder at all!

    This innovative woodpecker feeder actually holds suet slices in between the two resin, “bark-like” panels, thus the name Suet Sandwich Feeder. On really cold days, we’ll smear peanut butter on the the outer panels as an added bonus, and the birds love it!

    With the same idea, peanut butter is also fed to squirrels – smeared right on a few tree trunks in the very back of the yard. It definitely keeps them occupied and they love it too, in fact the squirrels fight over it! Loaded with fat and protein, peanut butter packs in extra calories for furry and feathered friends alike. The calories are converted to energy which help them stay warm in freezing temperatures.

    Several types of common feeders may be turned into peanut bird feeders for cold weather. A standard suet cage works great for whole peanuts, platforms and dish feeders will accommodate shelled or whole peanuts, and many hoppers will take a seed mix with peanuts added to it.

    Change up the ho-hum feeding routine this winter by offering peanuts or peanut butter to your beaked buddies. You won’t even need a peanut bird feeder to do it!