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Audubon 3 in 1 Platform Feeder

Audubon 3 in 1 Platform Feeder

This platform feeder works for post mounting, hanging, or ground platform feeding. Size: 13 x 13 x 2.5 made of cedar with powder coated screen base...

$27.99

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Heath Platform Feeder

Heath Platform Feeder

The Heath Platform Feeder attracts all birds with bird seed and corn cob. Made of redwood.

$25.99

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 A platform bird feeder or bird table is used to attract birds that usually feed from the ground. The following are some of the bird species that feed much of the time on the ground: Cardinals, Blue Jays, Woodpeckers, Dark-eyed Junco, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Harris’ sparrow, Pine Siskin, mourning doves, and others. You can hang this type of feeder from a tree or pole, but many ground feeding birds may prefer them to be placed about one foot off the ground. This is an easy hop up and down for ground dwellers such as cardinals and juncos.

When deciding what to place out on the platform bird feeder you should decide what birds you would most like to attract. For instance, cardinals will be attracted to sunflower seeds and safflower. Pine siskin are attracted to thistle seed and sunflower. Chipping sparrow, song sparrow, Harris’ sparrow, and field sparrow are all attracted to millet and sunflower seed. Red-winged blackbirds are attracted to seeds and cracked corn which is a good source of oil and starch, while purple finch and goldfinch will come for thistle seeds and sunflower.

Evening grosbeaks and rose breasted grosbeaks will also come for sunflower seeds placed out on a bird feeding table. Flocks of evening grosbeaks can brighten your yard with the use of a platform bird feeder.

Other birds such as mockingbirds, orioles, blue jays, woodpeckers, and yellow-breasted chats will come to platform bird feeders for berries, fruit, and nuts. Peanuts have a high amount of fat and protein and can attract chickadees, titmice, nuthatch, starlings, blue jays, and other birds. If placing out in the spring, the peanuts should be shredded or crushed so that newly hatched birds do not choke on the large size.

Keep in touch with nature, and choose a feeder that best targets all the beautiful birds that you would like to have visit your home and garden.

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