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Old Sunday 15th April 2018, 21:14   #1
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Bluebird Feeder

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Can anyone recommend a quality bluebird feeder? The below one looks pretty good but is a bit pricey. Is there an "industry standard" that most folks use?

https://www.springhillnursery.com/pr...0aAh65EALw_wcB

Thanks for your input!
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Old Friday 15th June 2018, 11:05   #2
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I just use a square shaped hanging feeder that has sides only about 2 inches high, open top, with a screen floor. I add some dried meal worms and the blue birds flock to it. Especially in the winter. Other birds can feed from it too obviously, but my blue birds don't seem to mind.
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I just use a square shaped hanging feeder that has sides only about 2 inches high, open top, with a screen floor. I add some dried meal worms and the blue birds flock to it. Especially in the winter. Other birds can feed from it too obviously, but my blue birds don't seem to mind.
Thanks Keithdog; great info. Do you have a pic of your setup?
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Here is the one I have. Available at many places that sell bird feeders.
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Old Sunday 17th June 2018, 03:34   #5
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We've never felt a need to try and segregate the bluebirds... they hold their own at the feeders just fine.

If your question is specifically for mealworms, then we've typically set a small glass bowl on the middle of a regular tray feeder. Whatever you want in the tray (for us it's typically Lyric chickadee or woodpecker blend) with the disk of mealworms in the center.

Lots of species will eat the mealworms, including many that aren't typical feeder birds... At our previous home we would have brown headed nuthatches and pine warblers show up for mealworms.



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Thanks again Keith - that looks like a nice feeder setup.

dwminnich - thanks for the reply; that's great to know about the nuthatches and pine warblers!
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