[CT Birds] Please help solve a mystery!
janh.2005 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 18 17:20:41 EDT 2009
Hi all - my dad sent me the following. Any insight into why this has occurred and what to do would be appreciated!
"For a week or more no birds -none- have taken any seed from the Niger feeder. Feeder-wise I am into the warm weather mode - 2 feeders - sunflower and niger. No problem with the sunflower seeds but I don't understand why no birds are taking from the niger feeder. It is not that the seed is new and could be bad but the seed is from a bag that I have been using right along. Also there are no small birds around. Haven't seen a chickadee, goldfinch or tufted titmouse during the same period. The sunflower feeder is getting the cardinals, blue jays and red wings as usual. What possibly is the answer? Do I open a new bag of niger seed and discard what I have been using? I never have had this problem with either the small birds or seed before."
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