Fall Feeder Traffic Highlights

Photo of Golden-crowned Sparrow taken in Vancouver, Washington

Migratory Sparrows Arrive
Who: White-crowned Sparrows, Golden-crowned Sparrows, Spotted Towhees and Varied Thrushes join our Slate-colored Juncos, Mourning Doves and even quail.
Food:  Add Millet and Cracked Corn to your Black Oil Sunflower offering, since ground feeding birds like grass seeds.
Feeder Type:  Choose a size and style of open tray feeder.  Illustrated here are locally-made recycled plastic tray feeders with aluminum screen bottoms (9 x 9” hanging; 12 x 12” footed ground feeder).  Also available are locally-made cedar and aluminum screen tray feeders (hanging or ground styles available).

Mixed Flocks of Songbirds Visit Feeders  
Who:  Gangs of Black- capped and Chestnut-backed chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Downy Woodpeckers, and even Bushtits search for food and help each other watch for predators.
Food:  They eat suet as an insect substitute in addition to seed.
Feeder Type:  Choose from a simple hanging wire mesh suet cage, a starling-resistant, upside-down suet feeder, or a suet feeder with woodpecker tailboard.

Anna’s Hummingbirds Stay Through Winter
Who:  Anna’s Hummingbirds, the largest of our coastal Pacific Northwest hummers, stay here year ‘round
Food:  They come to a feeder for “nectar”, either our Easy-Mix nectar, or a do-it-yourself sugar-water recipe (mix 1/4 cup sugar into 1 cup boiling water, then cool).
Feeder Type:  Now is a good time to introduce a nectar feeder while blossoms and insects are scarce.  The Hummzinger Highview Mini (8 oz. or 12-oz. sizes) are USA-made and lifetime guaranteed, easy to clean, and accept bee-resisting nectar guard tips—a nice summer feature.