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Carol – Mid-Mo.
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Lexi, fun video and nice picture. I feed live mealworms from about mid-March through early/mid November & then switch to peanut butter suet (homemade & cheap) at that time. The blues will pout for a while because they aren’t getting worms, but once they understand they aren’t getting the live worms, they begin to LOVE the suet, especially in our cold Mid-Missouri weather. I do think it is important to remember that human intervention in the feeding of wild birds is basically for our own enjoyment, and then secondly to help them out when nesting season comes & get through the winter. Our feeding is just like giving candy to a child, in other words, a treat – not as a main diet. They need to find food on their own. P.S. I do have a seed (BOSS) feeder in my back yard, apart from my caged suet feeder. We have lots of cardinals, juncos, white-crowned sparrows, finches, doves, and of course, those pesky HOSP at this feeder. I have NEVER seen my blues at this seeder. Good luck this season.