You will find my top picks for suet bird feeders & suet cakes etc below.
Suet bird feeders come in many shapes and sizes.
They are designed to hold the piece of suet so that it is accessible for the birds to eat without wasting it.
Suet holders are usually a cage of some sort and can be any shape or size.
Suet offers energy-rich nutrition with its high fat content.
Wild birds are engaged in many energy taxing activities throughout the year:
1. Many birds migrate twice per year which takes an astounding amount of energy to complete.
2. And those species which stay behind must deal with finding food all day and freezing temperatures during the night.
3. In the spring in order to perpetuate their species they must stake out a territory and then defend it.
4. A mate must be found who they deem suitable for the job. They undertake tasks like special dances and feeding ones potential partner.
5. Right away after the nuptials have been completed, a nest is constructed sometimes taking a week or more of constant construction.
6. Then sitting on eggs through all kinds of weather.
7. When the babies are born and the hard labour of finding enough food for the growing family, continues until they leave the nest.
Many wild birds will indulge themselves from your suet bird feeders during these taxing life events giving them the extra boost they need and also feed it to their young
Wild birds will love mealworms added to your homemade suet.
Beef fat alone can be used or mixed with other fats or peanut butter. These bird foods are the glue for other ingredients that can be mixed in.
Please go to recipes for suet for a comprehensive list of foods that can be added to suet for tasty bird meals.
Starlings or Blackbirds (Grackles) can be a particularly persistent, aggravating problem for suet feeding. A group of these birds can clean a suet feeder out very quickly. Put out a fresh supply of suet and come back fifteen minutes later and it’s gone!
Anyone who begins using suet bird food for the first time, is always delighted with the results. People who feed the birds suet rave at the wide variety and number of wild birds that visit their suet bird feeders.
Many species of birds, especially insect eating species, will rarely come to a regular seed feeder. But they will sit in the trees waiting their turn at a suet feeder.
Suet will draw birds you will not see with any other type of feeder:
Three Toed Woodpecker
Common Grackle (Blackbird)
The following list of bird species can be observed eating suet from time to time.
Other types of Finches