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Tray/Ground/Platform Feeders

The most non-selective feeders are the tray, platform or house feedersbecause they allow easy access by all birds. Platform feeders are simple trays that have solid bottoms and sides for holding seed on the platform and providing a perch for the birds. Some have mesh sides designed to reduce use by crows and squirrels. Seed is often tossed off the platform by birds, providing a second feeding area for your birds.

Woodlink Going Green Platform
Going Green Platform Feeder - Green #32325
$36.70
Birds Choice Hanging Open Platform
Open Platform Hanging #wchpf125
$47.95
Woodlink Small Hanging Platform
Small Hanging Platform Feeder #plat1
$37.50
Birds Choice Platform Feeder
Birds Choice #gshpr250-gray
OUT OF STOCK
Birds Choice Cedar Hanging Tray
Cedar Hanging Tray with Steel Rods #wchpf250
$59.95
Woodlink Platform Feeder
Hang, Pole Mount or Ground #plat2
$59.95

Black oil sunflower is the hands-down favorite of all the birds that visit tube and house feeders. Birds who visit platform feeders (doves andsparrows) favor white proso millet. Ducks, geese and quail will eat corn.

At the Water Cooler


I've heard a Great-horned Owl off and on in our yard for years. I happened to see her the other day just before dusk in our large oak tree. She was just waking up from a long day of snoozing, getting a little preening done in preparation for a night of hunting. I got as close as I could to her trying not to scare her away.

"Don't worry," she said casually. "I'm not ready to take off yet." "Wow," I...

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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