Sunday, January 27, 2008
See this picture? It turns out that there IS an alternative to having starlings eat up all our peanut butter suet. It's called an "upside down feeder." Apparently starlings cannot hang upside down while eating, but other birds (including this woodpecker), can.
So yesterday I decided to turn our cage suet holder into an upside down suet holder, and it seems to be working, even if it looks totally dorky (Richard finds it a little on the hysterically funny side but he's restraining himself in the interests of Family Peace). It looks SO dorky, in fact, that I'm giving you a photo of the professionally manufactured upside down feeder, and not mine.