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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
Birds Choice Hanging Open Platform
Open Platform Hanging #wchpf125
Woodlink Small Hanging Platform
Small Hanging Platform Feeder #plat1
Birds Choice Platform Feeder
Birds Choice #gshpr250-gray
Birds Choice Cedar Hanging Tray
Cedar Hanging Tray with Steel Rods #wchpf250
Woodlink Platform Feeder
Hang, Pole Mount or Ground #plat2
Droll Yankees Platform Cardinal
Platform Cardinal Bird Feeders with Roof Cover #CPF

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.

Another Conversation...

A few years back I had an interesting discussion with a Western Scrub-Jay. We talked about how smart and intelligent the corvid family was. Well, the jay did mostly. I just listened. The corvid family, which includes jays, both Scrub and Stellerís, crows, ravens and magpies, are known for their smarts. Too smart for their own good sometimes, but you have to admire them for their cleverness.

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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 ó water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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