Depending on the season and where you live, you may see wrens, cardinals, woodpeckers, chickadees, waxwings, mockingbirds, warblers, kinglets, titmice, nuthatches, jays, robins, and starlings. Some of these birds won't visit a seed feeder so suet is a good way to attract a wider variety of birds.
Instructions for filling the feeder with suet
The Star Suet Feeder is easy to fill. It can accommodate a suet block 5 inches long by 5 inches high and up to 1-1/2 inches thick.
Unhook the three clasps and open the star into two halves. Place the suet block in the middle, close, and hook the clasps to close the feeder. If you make your own suet, you can create your own suet block or fill the feeder entirely by stuffing suet into the arms of the star.
Depending on how busy the feeder is, you may need to refill it every week or two. The feeder does not require cleaning between refills.
Hang the feeder
Use weather-resistant twine or a chain to hang the feeder. For best results, hang the feeder from a tree branch, approximately five to six feet off the ground and protected from direct wind.
Hanging the feeder in this way may invite squirrels also but will benefit the many types of birds that usually perch on the bark of trees and are attracted to suet. In spring,you can fill the star with yarn, moss, and other nesting materials to aid birds in their nest-building.
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