[mou] bird feeding chart
northernflights at charter.net
Mon Apr 7 17:54:53 CDT 2008
Everybody loves mealworms!
Many species of songbird that visits our yards, frequent our water
features, and eat our seed feeders will switch to a highly
insectivorous diet once their eggs hatch. Chicks require incredible
amounts of energy to fuel their rapid growth and insects provide the
bulk of the fat and protein.
Examples of birds that have visited my yard for mealworms:
Bluebirds, of course you will need housing to attract them to the
Orioles can be convinced to visit your yard all summer by offering
mealworms, the usually stop coming to nectar and jelly after the
Chipping Sparrow, Nuthatch, Cardinal, Blue Jay, Chickadee, Catbird,
Thrasher, House Finch, Purple Finch, Yellow-rumped, Tennessee, and
If placed on a shallow tray on the ground near brush you might entice
Robins and other thrushes as well as a whole host of more secretive
sparrows and warblers.
The problem with mealworms is keeping the tray filled once the word
I highly recommend "Wild About Birds" a MN DNR publication written by
Carroll Henderson of the Non Game Wildlife Department as the bible of
backyard bird feeding. It is available at most libraries, wild bird
specialty shops or on line from the MN Bookstore.
The middle of Nowhere is Somewhere!
On Apr 7, 2008, at 4:31 PM, kbotul at frontiernet.net wrote:
> I was just woundering if there was a full chart that shows what birds
> eat what so if some one can tell me where i can look what i am trying
> to figure out is what birds eat mealworms.
> Mike Lehrke
> thank you
> wright county MN.
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