Well, here we go again – the transfer from mealworms to peanut butter suet for my blues. I am completely out of worms (I have bought two different lots from Kansas City area stores which is 60 miles away because been too hot to try to ship any) so decided now is the time to make the change. I usually don’t have too much trouble with the transfer (only about 3-4 days) but I believe this is a new pair of blues. Sure hope they will make the transfer as I want them to stay all winter. I decided many years ago that it was too expensive to feed them worms all year so I began making my own peanut butter suet (with our Administrator Cher’s recipe) and they love it once they decide there will be no more worms. In our Missouri winters the worms could freeze pretty quick outside and the suet would too, also, but not as quickly as it has lard in it. Let the winter fun begin . . . . .
Carol how is the transfer to peanut butter suet going? My blues seem to have gone on vacation about mid August. Showed up again late September. I put out some dried mealworms for them. Papa Blue was protecting the feeder. Last year was a first for them staying all winter. Good luck.
Judy, like I mentioned they have finally gotten the idea there are no more worms and have been at the suet bowl the past few days. I believe it is just papa and maybe one juvenile right now, not sure where mama is. They have always overwintered here and it is great to have them here to watch during the winter months.