Do starlings dominate your suet feeder? If you’re starting to think that only shiny, black birds with yellow beaks eat your suet, consider a starling-resistant suet feeder. Try an upside down suet feeder and rest assured those pesky starlings will no longer dominate. Covered by a wood or metal roof, upside-down suet feeders force birds to cling and feed underneath. Bushtits, flickers, woodpeckers, chickadees, and most songbirds can feed this way, but starlings have trouble. Or, eliminate any chance of a starling getting so much as a beakful by introducing a starling-proof suet feeder. A cage surrounds the suet, with openings too small for a starling to enter.