I'm totally thrilled! A few days ago a pair of Bluebirds showed up on our back deck. Since the other birds eat there, they must have figured there would be food for them to eat too.
Unfortunately Bluebirds are rather picky eaters and they weren't interested in the suet or safflower seed I had out. And of course they weren't go to go eat from the regular feeder.
Bluebirds aren't big fans of sunflower seed either.
The next morning they were back again! I knew I had to do something to keep them hanging around, and do it quick. Zick Dough to the rescue!!!! I've never made it before but it only took me a few minutes to cook it up. Since I didn't have lard or chick starter, I used shortening and ground up peanuts. Since then I've made a new batch with lard, but I'm still using peanuts.
Needless to say they know a good thing when they see it. A Yellow Rumped Warbler (Butter Butt) has decided to join them. He too loves the Zick Dough! Unfortunately so do the Starlings. Argghhh!!!
I think this is what drew them to my back deck in the first place, the peanut feeder. She eats off it but I've yet to see him on it. This morning there were 2 females eating peanuts at the same time!
No matter the weather they keep coming back. Last night the Mrs. must have called up her girl friends because this morning there were 4 females all having breakfast together! Hopefully they'll stick around a while!