The Benefits of a Fly-Through Feeder

The Benefits of a Fly-Through Feeder

This feeder by Wild Bird Trading Company is what I call a "fly - through feeder" meaning that it is ideal for birds that just want to fly in, grab a seed and fly out quickly.

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Attracting Nuthatches to your Backyard

Attracting Nuthatches to your Backyard

Nuthatches are one of my favorite backyard birds. So small and yet fiesty, I enjoy seeing these colourful Red Breasted Nuthatches coming to and from my feeders. It is easy to see which seeds they enjoy the most based on the feeders that they frequent.

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Variations on Suet Bird Feeders

​I think we are all pretty familiar with the standard suet cage feeder. However, recently, one of our customers showed us an innovative modification to one of these feeders.​

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Suet Feeders Attract the Most Interesting Birds

I have about 3 different suet feeders in my backyard and they attract the most interesting birds. In particular, I notice that my northern flicker friends love suet. Notice the acrobatics they use to balance on this suet feeder to eat at it.

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Nuthatches at my Feeder

Nuthatches at my Feeder

Nuthatches are one of my favorite birds. They have the wonderful ability to walk up or down tree trunks as they search for insects to eat.

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Backyard Visitors - Do you Have a Downy Woodpecker in your Future?

Backyard Visitors - Do you Have a Downy Woodpecker in your Future?

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Downy woodpeckers are the "most likely woodpecker species to visit a backyard bird feeder". In addition, their range map shows that they are are common year round across most of Canada.

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