August 10, 2017 at 2:21 pm #5976verachuckdaveParticipant
Dana–I mentioned to Brad earlier in this thread that you can get a pretty good deal on the blue cage feeder on a site called Gardens Alive. You have to search the internet for coupon codes. Look for one that offers a good discount AND free shipping. If you can’t find one with free shipping, go onto “online chat” with a representative and tell them you would like to use the coupon code AND get free shipping. I don’t know, maybe I just got the right person, but I was able to get the blue feeder for $44.99 including shipping. It was a lot easier to swallow than the $69.99 price that I typically see. My item has been shipped, but I am anxiously waiting for its arrival. . .
PennsylvaniaAugust 11, 2017 at 12:03 am #5979LisaParticipant
I’ve noticed now that I have so many blues that they are chasing off all of the intruders. It’s hilarious. And papa blue stays up in the tree while the older fledgelings and mama blue get their worms. Just in case they don’t know who is boss!August 11, 2017 at 10:03 am #5982verachuckdaveParticipant
That’s really cool. I haven’t seen any blues here since my five fledged a week and a half ago. I am hoping they reappear to use my new feeder.
PennsylvaniaAugust 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm #5984LisaParticipant
It’s early days! Usually the parents will show up to get the worms to take to the babies, though. Hoping you see them soon!!May 9, 2022 at 9:31 am #24303JessicaParticipant
They have this versatile feeder for bluebirds. You can use it to feed various birds, including Catbirds, Robins, Cardinals, Orioles, and more. This is perfect for those living in areas where many types of birds are flying around—no need to purchase a different feeder for each species since this product can cater to them all.May 31, 2022 at 5:46 am #25871JessicaParticipant
A starling-proof mealworm feeder will benefit birdwatchers and bluebirds since they have a food source to turn to during the winter season when resources are limited.May 31, 2022 at 9:31 am #25872DaveParticipant
I have this similar one I got from lowes. I used it in winter for nuggets. Blue jays and woodpeckers could get on it if there was a branch near it. Blue birds never went to it (who I originally bought the stuff for). But I saw them try it the previous breeding season and it seem like it was hard for them to land on when it was just hanging freely. I put it on the ground the other day and they went to it. Going to hang it up and try this weekend.May 31, 2022 at 10:57 am #25873David in Stafford,VAParticipant
The BFF feeder is the one to use if you want to feed mealworms to bluebirds. It doesn’t take much time for them to get accustomed to going to the feeder for the worms. Like others here, mine never liked the dried mealworms, not even in the winter.
Put some live mealworms in the dish, about 40 to 50 initially, and leave the top open to get them used to going into the feeder to get the mealworms. Of course you will probably get other birds in there also. After you see them taking the worms regularly from the feeder, close the top. The larger birds will not be able to get in and most of the smaller birds will not go in (wrens and titmouse excepted.) The blues will flutter around a bit, but will usually go into the cage very soon.
I really like this feeder.
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