Apr 12, 2015 6:26 AM CST
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Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
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I've noticed little downy woodpeckers and a larger "woodpecker-ish" bird--maybe a sapsucker (didn't get a very good look at it) coming around my house and I would LOVE to attract them to suet but every time I put it out, the grackles and starlings attack it and it's gone within minutes. Angry

Has anyone found a way to deter these feathered terrors???

I've tried the suet cages inside the outer cage feeders--they just stretch until they can reach the suet.

I've tried the upside down feeders--they jump from the ground, hang a toe off the wire and grab a big mouthful.... gotta give them credit... thought that was pretty good.... they even reached my new feeding station 8 feet off the ground Sighing!

I've about given up... I'd never do anything to actually harm them but I would like to ring their necks sometimes!!! Grumbling
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they's like losing a friend..... Crying
Apr 14, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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I stop putting outfeed unt il theflock leaves . Usually takesa few days. They will look somewhere else for food.
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