When we think about suet, we often think about cozying up with a warm cup of coffee on a cold fall or winter day and enjoying the sights of woodpeckers and other birds enjoying a carbohydrate-rich snack.
While there is definitely a ton of truth to this vision, the fact is, suet is a great offering for our backyard birds during any time of the year. When it comes to suet, we often associate it as an melting and unhealthy food source during the summer heat but with the help from our partners at Mill Creek Seed Co., we’ve got solutions for that!
With an increased melting point, our summer suet is the perfect feed to beat the summer heat and keep birds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches and many others in your yard.
As we begin to transition into the fall season, now is a great time to expand your suet offering as many of our birds are either preparing for colder weather or their long journey south for the winter months.
Types of Suet
In addition to our summer formula (which can be used right into September or later), we are also ramping up stock on our fall and winter favourites. These include our mixed seed suet, our fruit and nut suet, or bug suet and our one-of-a-kind acorn suet.
With a simple window hanger (available at the store), our acorn suets are the perfect addition to any window and offer an unbeatable view of woodpeckers and the like!
Types of Suet Cages
With so many types of suet available, the next question is often how to offer it to your backyard birds. This is where it gets fun, as the options are seemingly endless and depend on your current set up or how you would like to arrange them.
For those that want to keep “nuisance birds” (grackles etc), we have a completely enclosed cage product that can accommodate two suet cakes and only allows smaller birds to pass through the outer barrier.
Aside from that, we have a number of configurations available, as described in the video above, including single cages, cages with tail props and our Squirrel Buster Suet model prototype (stay tuned!).
As with anything birding, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to stop in and chat or contact us online!