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Like true gourmets, some birds have very specific food preferences. Cardinals and juncos savor sunflower seeds; goldfinches and pine siskins prefer niger thistle seed; and jays would trade their bright blue feathers for a handful of peanut pieces. Spread a tempting seed buffet on this spacious window feeder, then sit back and enjoy the show – you'll have the best seat at the table. (P.S. Set an extra place for the squirrels.)
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Mounting & Maintenance
Secure the sections of chain to the screw eyes on the feeder and the sill to hang the feeder. The feeder should rest on the windowsill, and be level so feed does not spill out, or tilt the feeder alightly down so any moisture runs toward the drain holes. Mounting the feeder at a window on the south side of the house provides some protection from strong winds. Be sure the feeder is not within reach of cats on the hunt. It's good practice to clean the feeder once a season.
Maureen Mecozzi is a contributing editor to Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine.