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From K. Ryan:
Backyard bird enthusiasts, look no more: the best of the
best has arrived and it's called The Wild Bird Store. The Friedmans
have elevated attracting wild birds to an art form. Their incomparably
beautiful and functional handmade feeders are a joy to behold and use.
The best factory produced feeders are here. The feed is here. An encyclopedic
knowledge of the feeding habits of wild birds, and the willingness to
freely share it is here. The Wild Bird Store is an homage to the natural
world within which to exuberantly rejoice.
Kenneth N. Ryan, Naturalist
and Co-Director, East Valley Academy, Mesa, AZ
Nuts 'n' Bugs
From J. Pietsch in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:
"I was on vacation last week and watched the bluebird
feeder closely. I held back on the mealworm and observed the parent bluebirds feed the Nuts 'n' Bugs to the fledglings.
The fledglings started coming to the top of the feeder to wait for the parents to feed them.
The parents would take some of the Nuts 'n' Bugs in their beak and give it to the fledglings.
Since then the fledglings are feeding themselves and I had observed them also eat the Nuts 'n' Bugs when there is no
mealworms. Then last Sunday I saw a fledgling go to the feeder and eat the Nuts 'n' Bugs when there were a few mealworms
in the tray. He ate quite a bit of Nuts 'n' Bugs and then ate 2 mealworms before flying off. They are eating it during
the day when I am at work, because I have to fill the feeder every other day. I have also seen the Titmouse feed it
to their young and now the young are coming to the feeder and eating it on their own as well. The Carolina Wren are
also eating it and carrying it to their young.
From K. Stevens in South Carolina:
"Nuts 'n' Bugs are a "hit"
with our birds! We're delighted with the new variety of insect eating
birds we've attracted!...Some of the new birds we've attracted are: Hairy Woodpecker (year round), Red-bellied Woodpecker (year round), Eastern Bluebird (year round), Carolina Wren (year round), Carolina Chickadee (year round), Pine Warbler (spring/summer), Tufted Titmouse (lots), Brown headed Nuthatch (year round), Slate-colored Junco (fall/winter), White-throated
Sparrow (year round), Yellow Warbler, Pine Siskin (year round), Goldfinch (year round), and Mockingbird (year round)."
From C. Henling in Birmingham, Alabama:
"I've been using your Nuts 'n' Bugs wild bird meal for 3 years or so. It has been very well received where
I live. Not only do the woodpeckers (Downy, Red-bellied, Red-headed) I was trying to attract, love it, but also our year-round chickadees, nuthatches, and wrens. In the winter
it attracts Pine warblers, Yellow-rumped warblers, and sapsuckers. All seem to prefer this meal to the commercially
prepared suet cakes I also provide. The meal holds up very well in our
hot and humid summers. I highly recommend Nuts 'n' Bugs as an attractive food source."
From J. Lamb in upstate New York:
"With over 110 inches of snow so far this winter,
the Nuts 'n' Bugs in the Multi-feeder is tremendously
successful in snow country. There's no problem in the cold weather because
it does not freeze. Our local seed stores do not have any products that
can rival Nuts 'n' Bugs. For the first time ever, we have
seen bluebirds, in early fall, at your "Multi-feeder"!
Many other species were attracted, as well, but the bluebirds and flycatchers were an unexpected joy!"
From J. E. Bowers in Tucson, Arizona:
"...Mine is adjusted for birds that weigh about 40
grams, which in my neighborhood includes cardinals and pyhrruloxias.
House finches and house sparrows are too light to get access to the
seeds; Gila woodpeckers and Northern flickers are too heavy. Mourning
doves try to use the feeder occasionally, but the perch is too short
for their bodies, and they are not able to feed. As one cardinal feeds,
two or three often wait patiently nearby for their turn. Every spring,
I get to watch the adult cardinals teach their offspring how to use
the feeder. After five years of use, the feeder is holding up well and
continues to give me much pleasure."