enhancement drugs usa discount cialis finpecia over the couter pharmacies in discount albendazole the lowest alliance sirop rhinathiol expectorant combivent wanted online review toprol xl over counter uk how to order azulfidine where can i buy misoprostol online pariet refills finasteride dr reddys torsemide brand order comprar lanoxin pela internet where to buy advair with visa where to buy tamoxifen in australia generic femara drug classification 40 viagra 99 dollars buy tadacip 100mg online canada order erection packs 1 natural arthritis treatment can you get high from snorting abilify medicine suhagra 100 ordering propranolol on line can you buy zyvox over the counter diflucan 50mg 5ml no rx where can i buy levothyroxine promethazine best price arimidex for gyno l-tryptophan dose for sleep prinivil usa cvs prices diflucan 300 mg cost quik delivery of vermox lotrisone no rx amitriptyline for dogs reviews pharmacy mexico chloroquine buy acai berry supplements canada what does clonidine do purchase isoniazid online generic alavert uk paypal acai diet pills walmart research grade trandate zanaflex legal in england online cefixime with no prescription what are the side effects of prevacid in children cheap generic viagra 50mg diltiazem cd cost western drug lexapro pharmacy has best price sustiva side effects of prograf medication discount lipitor pharmacy viagra 100 mg pfizer augmentin 156 mg pret what is altace drugs buy metformin online with mastercard generic hydrochlorothiazide india natural viagras food comprar alli mais barato buy buspar xr without prescription how much does walgreens pay in texas trandate dosage intravenous walgreens pharmacy benicar price skelaxin user reviews cialis bought online vigara master card payment augmentin xr available generic motilium dosage 10mg 100 mg prograf best site to buy fucidin motilium side effects heart lexapro online buy is there a generic for prevacid solutab online sale of ditropan colchicine 1 mg tablet suprax 10 mg inhouse drugstore uk review what to say loss of pet lasix 40 mg used best site to buy ginseng lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide tablets whats it for united states no prescription pharmacy tramadol sin recetas sildenafil mastercard doxycycline 100 bad for pregnancy london drugs canada electronics low price diclofenac gel uk ampicillin 500mg capsules use evecare next day avodart side effects dutasteride the erection company arlington waerexin celebrex canada prescription kamagra sildenafil jelly female viagra in the uk now generic synthroid lannett types of arthritis in knees tadalafil cialis 500mg actos mg order levitra super active drug oversea chloroquine by mail depakote xr 250 tablets dramamine bonus pills cialis price paypal slimming tablets uk t5 buy cheap cialis professional using pay pal sominex prices at costco purchase minocycline cheap 100mg pharmacy free aciphex coupon desi tashan star plus veera moduretic discount voucher desyrel generico online dapoxetine generic uk zovirax eye ointment dosage ciprofloxacin hydrochloride wikipedia how to purchase nexium online phenergan india pharmacy albuterol sulfate inhaler cost generic viagra lowest prices cialis 20 mg gr venlafaxine 75mg tablets precisa de receita para comprar clomid diflucan overnight shipping cheap what is nitroglycerin and how is it used comprar vasotec original canada pharmacy online prescription viagra online drugstore 2010 lexus rx canada bupron sr order viagra online uk no prescription what is lasuna drugs get avodart prescription online tricor plc cambodia cheapest nolvadex uk where to buy confido drugs online flovent hfa generic name diovan online sales viagra online pharmacy no prescription duphalac canada prescription cheap legal viagra anti anxiety medication for fear of flying alli roche precio argentina western drug triamterene buy generic forzest levofloxacin hydrochloride solubility styplon dosage too high top 10 online zaditor sites cheapest cabgolin is it ok to take cialis everyday eurax lotion boots hydrea dose leukemia styplon online bestellen viagra kaufen frankfurt what is doxycycline made of erfahrungen kamagra shop eu indomethacin 50 mg cap side effects cost of tadapox cialis approved online pharmacy cialis brand 20 mg online cialis costco inhouse pharmacy . biz canadian alliance terminals calgary ab airport buy nizoral online no prescription canada tenormin patient reviews zyprexa mdl orders where to buy testosterone cream over the counter wellbutrin next day mercury drugstore products price list seroquel usa cvs prices cefaclor drug study generic viagra.nz amoxicillin dosage for bv how long does it take for elavil to kick in intrathecal baclofen dose where to buy viagra over the counter in london silagra sale buy viagra lowest prices purchase antabuse without cheap sublingual generic cialis vpxl with american express viagra plus for sale online side effects of tamsulosin in men canadian schools of naturopathic medicine famvir drugs online purchases can order hydrochlorothiazide online florida serophene coupon for generic flonase lotensin no prescription reviews atrovent nebulizer peanut allergy cialis online pharmacy paypal levitra professional cost norvasc medications its side effects simplotan tablets information methotrexate ordering online augmentin generic over the counter proventil side effects pregnancy best place to order yagara in us aspirin side effects nhs lincocin injection for animals brand cialis sale tadalafil stilnox 10 mg prospect methotrexate pregnancy category overnight erection packs 2 acidity current price fucidin safe place order aristocort terbutaline side effects on baby toprol xl without prescription canada where can i order doxycycline skelaxin average price buy lotrisone new zealand online india cytoxan price can i get ephedraxin generic from glyset what does aricept pills look like pamelor billig kaufen flagyl dosage for bacterial infection plendil medication liver antibiotic flagyl breastfeeding where can i buy singulair cyproheptadine hcl tab 4mg buy bulk acai berry risperdal order by phone where to buy septilin drugs online online viagra vipps arthritis uk pgals zestoretic without prescription canada rabeprazole sodium vs. omeprazole how long does it take sarafem to start working trimix gel buy fluoxetine cost where does ginseng grow in pa unprescribed clomid twins success what is chloramphenicol ear drops van you buy atacand canadian male chastity canadian allies hytrin shopping clomid 50 mg pregnant buy tadacip in singapore propranolol sublingual dosage discount levitra prices liquid aristocort review dosage of cialis 20 mg best place to buy tadacip in india viagra sublingual online pay paypal liv 52 shopping generic super cialis order yagara cheap can you buy serevent online canadian pharmacy online zebeta what is cefadroxil 500 mg for flonase on line for sale no script pharmacy has best price sustiva what is lisinopril-hctz 20 25 mg what are the side effects of too much lithium how long to take aricept diclofenac gel 1000g no prescription needed pharmacies order levitra free viagra brahmi phone orders can you buy reminyl in ireland buy hytrin without a script what does viagra feel like montelukast spc lortab 7.5 watson 385 cialis generico soft tabs para que se usa wellbutrin xl cialis sublingual where to purchase can you buy proventil drugs my proventil coupons cheap property to buy in liverpool levitra plus by mail order sweden buy viagra triamterene hydrochlorothiazide 75 50 pharm-online-norx which is better lipitor or vytorin medrol order ventolin prix en pharmacie en france taking viagra and cialis together zyrtec tablets for purchase finpecia costco costco leicester recruitment prednisone order mastercard finasteride results how long generic ampicillin paypal canadian health and safety nexium bleeding disorders vpxl without rx cephalexin 500 mg from canada how to by lotrisone online permethrin cream 5 amazon buy elavil 20 antibiotico cipro 500 mg buy phenergan with visa buy exelon in india online buy brand cialis paypal can i buy propecia in thailand 100mg generic cialis us drugstore discount code order peractn online can you buy lariam online pharmacy no prescription doctors amantadine weight gain zovirax 750 mg generic sinemet buy canada elimite order on web cialis soft tablets for purchase pediatric protonix dose online walmart cialis online viagra opinions best price for real noroxin sarafem woldwide shipping how to take enalapril tablets where zyvox atacand online australia lioresal where can i buy it lamictal 100mg cost tinidazole medication where to buy carbozyne perth australia protonix from usa pharmacy prescription fedex overnight aceon free shipping aceon prednisone brand for sale ventolin evohaler for sale prescription doxycycline 20 mg price long lasting erection pills india 15 mg of lexapro der kleine nils viagra.mp3 pfizer viagra order side effects of valtrex for herpes imuran spain non prescription abana best pharmacy to order zofran best uk online pharmacy cephalexin prescription coupon femcare in the uk bioshock nitroglycerin kyburz office buy prazosin hong kong furosemide dosage augmentin suspension dose for children forced to cum plan b eddy lover advair diskus generic brand proventil tablets side effects buy minocin 200 antibiotic ciprofloxacin pregnancy viagra vs levitra forum prednisone 5mg how long does minocycline take to work for acne tamoxifen alternatives will aygestin make you gain weight synthroid 25 mg price hydrea dose leukemia propecia help forum cheap extendaquin sale uk generic mobic us pharmacies that carry domperidone nexium fast usa buy motilium 200 coumadin and over the counter drugs buy bactroban patch buy elimite online no prescription united states buy hyaluronic acid paypal how long does it take for atacand to take effect google stats uk how much will styplon cost buy chlamydia treatment over the counter farmacia online uk finasteride use women hair loss imitrex in canada buy cheap zocor para que sirve glucofage xr 750 terramycin lowest price sirop rhinathiol expectorant where can i buy hoodia in australia minipress online cheap accutane gel coumadin comprare glucotrol drug in usa pharmacy generic buspar us nimotop no prescription compare prices what is bactrim ds used to treat zaditor + discount coupon metformin overdose strattera online australia generic viagra pharmacy review beconase spray nasal buy lozol online amazon how much does fucidin cream cost zanaflex to buy from europe legal to buy atarax buy dapoxetine 60mg buy cozaar online in usa allopurinol cheapest price hotels vente de cipro au quebec relafen 750 mg drug where to buy metformin online india cheap aristocort india brand cialis pill shop discount code amaryl india generic drugstore voveran sr for sale online meilleur cialis prix 10mg trazodone 50 mg tablet picture piu potente cialis o viagra aldactone over the counter discount overseas pharmacy no prescription atacand pyridium online pharmacy uk carbozyne maximum dosage buy generic atacand online medicine tenormin side effects lanoxin without a prescription inhouse pharmacy vanuatu para que sirve sert... olmesartan side effects hair loss get ephedraxin toronto buy tofranil 200 ranitidine dosage for dogs periactin without prescriptions research grade chloromycetin buy kamagra quick what is paxil used to treat binotal ampicillin 1000 mg is there a generic zetia precio de insulina lantus en mexico what body system is lipitor used for all types zyrtec pills zestril manufacturer keppra medication online how to order malegra dxt cialis vs viagra cost drugs buying avandamet using paypal us pharmacy online flagyl er celebrex comprarlo buy aceon without rx where can you buy korean ginseng rabeprazole dose dogs compra buy doxycycline tamoxifen medicines.ie differin next day delivery washington low income housing alliance conference coalition cialis super active fast usa current price micronase do you need rx sustiva canadian family pharmacy reviews erythromycin side effects nhs januvia generic how to order cefixime generic orlistat no prescription are there any over the counter asthma inhalers fastest micronase uk delivery buy seroquel 100mg best site get viagra jelly cialis fast delivery usa priligy ftbl 30 mg propranolol 10 mg uk bevispas 135 mg trilipix dramamine pharmacy order alli tablets in stock uk can buy nimotop online viagra canada pharmacy priligy 60 mg preisvergleich effexor xr cheap does medicare part b cover viagra order diovan from australia without prescription uk pharmacies online that sell diflucan arjuna to buy in the canada without a prescription haldol prices cvs doxycycline 100 mg uti medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol cost levlen ed contraceptive pill acquisto paypal viagra uk version of aricept zyrtec tablets allergy is there a drug comparative to adalat hoodia from usa pharmacy mobic pill canadian where can i get requip from how to use tetracycline cialis ireland prec,o do viagra generico dramamine less drowsy generic fastest ethionamide uk delivery reviews on anafranil buy online tulasi generic diabecon over counter uk where to purchase cialis soft brand trial erection packs 3 for sale evista mg price guatemala buy viagra buy fml forte online usa altace suppositories buy vente de celexa au quebec cheap sildenafil citrate uk metformin sublingual dosage cost of doxycycline monohydrate coming off yasmin side effects uk januvia online belgium ed pills that work canadian cialis without a perscription cialis 5mg in canada without prescriptions reviews buy viagra cephalexin reviews uti
Share this page on facebook
How to get BIRDS to LOVE your yard PDF Print E-mail
News
Written by Carol Pomeday   
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:42
(Clockwise Left to Right) Rose-breasted grosbeak, Baltimore oriole, Indigo bunting, Goldfinches                                                                                    Photos by Bill Schanen IV

Black-oil sunflower seeds, oranges, grape jelly, thistle seeds are popular

People who feed birds only in winter are missing a chance to lure songbirds searching for mates and staking out territories as well as migrating birds seeking food to continue their journey, said ornithologist Noel Cutright, who lives near the Cedarburg Bog in the Town of Saukville.

Providing oranges for Baltimore orioles in spring, thistle seed for goldfinches and sugar water for hummingbirds are fairly common spring and summer endeavors, but adding black-oil sunflower seeds, white millet, suet cakes and cobs of corn will lure many more species and, with luck, a rare visitor, he said.

“If you have to pick only one thing to feed, black-oil sunflower seeds is what I tell people to buy,” Cutright said. “There is more meat per pound and more calories than in black-striped sunflower seeds. Small birds as well as larger birds like it.”

The seeds and suet will lure red-bellied woodpeckers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, Indigo buntings, nuthatches, orioles and other birds.

Cutright scatters white millet on the ground near his porch for ground-feeding birds, such as mourning doves and juncos.

Goldfinches are flocking to the thistle-seed feeders and net bags in Cutright’s front yard. Thistle seed, also known as niger seed, gets moldy when wet, so only enough seed that will be eaten in one day should be put out, he said.

He and his wife Kate Redmond stick orange halves on nails for Baltimore orioles. When the oranges, which provides quick energy, are eaten, the couple fill the shells with grape jelly. They also put jelly in jar lids and shallow cans, such as tuna fish cans, throughout the summer.

“We go through 20 pounds of grape jelly a year, so we watch for sales,” Cutright said. “Parents will bring their young to the jelly or carry it to them in the nest.”

To lure hummingbirds, he recommends boiling one cup of sugar in four cups of water, then cooling the mixture before putting it in a feeder.

“Every hummingbird feeder has red on it so there is no reason to color it. It’s an additive that isn’t needed,” Cutright said. “Put out only as much as will be used in a day or two and keep the rest refrigerated.”

He doesn’t put out stale bread or pastry because they attract starlings.

“The two species people should try to keep away are house sparrows and starlings because they’re aliens and compete with native birds,” Cutright said. Redmond fills the feeders every morning.

“He’s gone so much that if I didn’t do it, the feeders would go empty a lot,” Redmond said.

However, one thing she will not handle are the deer ribs her husband hangs on an old swing set for birds to get suet, fat and marrow. The couple allow deer hunters on their 10-acre wooded property provided the hunters give them the rib cage after the deer is processed.

Oranges, grape jelly, black-oil sunflower seeds and sugar water for hummingbirds are among the food Noel Cutright puts out to lure nesting and migrating birds to his Town of Saukville home.                 Photos by Sam Arendt
“All birds and animals come to it,” Cutright said. “One time I had a possum at one end and a red-tailed hawk on the other end. The possum kept watching the hawk.

“I see it as another way of recycling, a use of a natural food source rather than throwing it away.”

Most bird fatalities are caused by cats and collisions with windows, Cutright said.

His windows are reflective coated and have hawk silhouettes to discourage birds from flying into them.

Using window feeders and placing feeders close to windows cut down on window collisions because birds slow down when approaching feeders.

Birds of prey will sometimes flush small birds into windows, then pick up the stunned or dead bird.

“It’s a lot easier than catching them while flying,” Cutright said.

Cats, he said, should not be allowed to roam freely because they prey on birds.

“On our Christmas bird counts, the numbers were always down at feeders where we saw cats,” he said.

FEEDERS FILLED WITH birdseed mixes for cardinals and goldfinches and suet holders were checked by Vicky Trent at her Port Washington home. It’s also important to provide shelter for birds by placing feeders near trees or bushes. Cutright has enough trees on his property that it’s not a concern.

Feeders placed in the open will not be as popular as those near shelter.

Vicky Trent, who is the horticulturist at Drew’s True Value Hardware in Port Washington, also offers advice to people buying birdseed, feeders and birdhouses. She feeds birds year-around because she loves seeing the different varieties that come to the feeders at her Port Washington home and hearing them sing.

“I’m really partial to the thistle sacks. Goldfinches love the sacks. I had 20 finches on one of them last week,” Trent said. “The finches love the new songbird mix. That’s my splurge.”

She puts an inexpensive birdseed mix in a feeder that attracts ground-feeding birds.

“In the other feeders, I’ll put a mix that brings cardinals and other birds. Sometimes, I splurge and get the fruit and nut mix,” Trent said. “I put oranges and hummingbird feeders out front because I like to see them through the window.”

Trent said she doesn’t have a problem with squirrels and deer getting at her feeders because they find her neighbors’ yards with fruit trees more attractive.

A cat Named Bug eyed the birdfeeders outside his window from a safe perch inside Trent’s home. Cats and window collisions account for many bird fatalies.

“I have a few squirrels and just let them do their thing. They’re fun to watch,” she said.

Her two cats are not left outdoors unattended. They are allowed off leashes only when she is working in the yard.

There are elaborate bird-feeder systems available to thwart squirrels, including collapsible perches and motor-driven revolving bases that are triggered by the squirrel’s weight and flings the animals off the feeder.

There are baffles that fit above and below feeders and metal feeders “guaranteed” to be squirrel-proof.

“Like anything, people can spend as much money as they want on feeders, from a few bucks to $5,000 for a copper-roofed feeder that matches their house,” Cutright said.

“But you can make feeders from cast-off items and all it will cost you is the seed, which isn’t cheap. It’s more expensive to buy mixes with fillers birds don’t eat.”

Cutright said he noticed many empty bird feeders during the Christmas bird count in December.

“I think it’s because of the economy. If you need to cut expenses, birdseed will be one of the first things cut,” he said.

“Birds never depend on one feeder. They have natural food and other home feeders to go to.”   

Cutright said he’s been watching and feeding birds since he was born. His mother bathed him in the kitchen sink with a bird feeder outside the window.

“My mother said I would get so excited when I saw the birds,” he said.

Cutright was the senior ecologist for We Energies for 30 years and still has an office in the Port Washington plant as the emeritus ecologist. He gives numerous presentations on bird-related and ecological issues.

“I was very fortunate to have my avocation and vocation be the same,” he said.

“One of the goals I have in life is to keep all the bird species from declining. Last year, Wisconsin was the No. 1 state for documented bluebird production. When I moved here in 1977, bluebirds were very scarce. Now, they’re nesting in
every county.”

Cutright has had to curtail some activities, including several bird counts, while he battles cancer. He hopes to return to them this year.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy
 
advertisement
Banner
Banner