[mou] Tanager attraction question

jotcat jotcat at boreal.org
Wed Apr 25 13:17:18 EDT 2007

I don't have any experience directly with Western Tanager food preferences, but I remember watching a Summer Tanager in Holmes Co., Ohio, a bit north of it's usual range, which had been coming to the same Amish farmer's property for two years.  He put out popped corn every day, and that bird feasted on it, as did lots of other critters.  Tanager beaks would have no problem cutting big pieces of popcorn into edible size chunks.  Worth a try, unless a city location attracts too many undesirables that way.

Carol Tveekrem, Cook Co.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Thomas Maiello 
  To: Mnbird ; mou-net at moumn.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:11 AM
  Subject: [mou] Tanager attraction question

  I am open to suggestions on how to present fruit to the tanager  
  should it decide to revisit me.  What fruit, where and in what?  I  
  have several feeder type and locations, many trees and shrubs and the  
  area around my water is mostly open given the earliness of spring -  
  but perches are present.  Any master tanager magnets out there?

  Thomas Maiello
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