Saturday, December 5, 2009

Wet bird seed in the feeder!

Hello again,

Just a quick note to remind you fellow birders that with the soaking and wind driven rain we received the other day that it is likely the bird seed in the open areas of your bird feeder could be quite wet. My feeders sure had some wet food.

Take a few moments out of your busy day and scoop as much of the wet seed out as you can. Our feathered friends do not prefer wet food and they will let it lie and go to other feeding areas.

After awhile the wet food can even get a little mildewy but again all this can be averted by simply scooping out the wet food. The birds will be back in business and feeding happily!

Also with the weather taking a turn for the colder, it is more important than ever to give the birds some suet. We sell good quality suet here at Skillin's along with suet pellets that can be used in any regular feeder. I use the pellets in my Squirrel Buster feeders and the birds really appreciate that.

If you need more food we have plenty on sale here at Skillin's for 20% off! Great quality food for our feathered friends!

Mike Skillin
Skillin's Greenhouses
December 5, 2009

1 comment:

tishomingo61 said...

A WAY TO KEEP BIRD SEED FROM GETTING WET:
I have found that most bird feeders have a wire that runs to where you connect it to the tree, down through the roof of the feeder, and you can raise the roof of the feeder to add seed.
What happens is the rain runs down the wire and into the feeder getting the food wet.
If you tie a string onto the wire, just below where it connects to the tree --Make the string long enough to angle it down away from the feeder and then tie it to an available branch. Then the water will travel down the wire, then to the string and all the way down and away from the feeder.
It works well for me and I live in the Pacific Northwest where it rains all the time.