Here’s one more shot of a bird on that homemade bird feeder. This time it’s a Downy Woodpecker eating Bark Butter. You can tell the Downy likes it from the large portion he is taking with him.
What is Bark Butter? It came recommended by Pat Warren at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Darien. Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter is a new product somewhat similar to suet, only you spread it on trees (or other surfaces.) Or you can get a feeder designed for Bark Butter.
I spread it on the sides of the feeder and obviously it works. I’ve also seen Carolina Wrens eating it from the feeder. So far I’m impressed with the product.
To try it out, visit Joe or Pat at the Wild Birds Unlimited store at 365 Heights Road in Darien (across from the Noroton Heights train station.)