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Im on the 3rd floor and decided to get a birdfeeder and see if it'll attract any birds for my 2 cats to see. I'll post pictures when I get it up. Just wondering if anyone has birdfeeders too? :lol:
 

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I'm going to hang one when the snow melts. I think it'll be amusing... as long as the birds don't leave too many droppings.
 

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I've had a pigeon perching on the sprinklerhead on my balcony for the past two days. My cats sit there and stay at him through the window for hours. Justin actually whines at me because he wants me to let him get at the bird! Hehe...crazy cats. The first day it was up there I was wondering what in the HECK are they staring at so intently that they didn't come and greet me at the door. Then I saw the pigeon..."ohhhhhh" :D
So yeah, a birdfeeder is a great idea. That sprinkerhead I just mentioned actually had a bird nest built on top of it last spring. And my roommate said there were baby birds in it last summer while I was gone. But maintenance knocked the nest down in the fall. :(
 

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I have a couple of bird feeders hanging in a tree in my back garden. (They're at the end of the branch - too far for a cat to reach). The feeders are designed for smaller birds such as sparrows and bluetits, but on a couple of occasions I've seen parakeets trying to get to the food. Their beaks are too big to get inside the container! I've also tried hanging up net bags full of peanuts, but they don't last five minutes because the squirrels always bite through the cord and carry them away.
 

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I had a birdfeeders. Well - one of those bird bells. And it was rather hellish in a way. I was expecting to have a couple birds, but my balconey was remeniscent of the Hitchcock movie for a while. And not the nice birds we have around - just House Sparrow, Grackles and Starlings. And a few bluebirds that would just bury the seeds in my potted plants. :x

If more people had them I think it would have been ok. Or if I got an actual feeder that's less messy.
 

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Well since I put it up today I haven't seen any birds yet. Maybe its not the season yet b/c I haven't seen any around. Of course lately Sugar has been outside on the balcony catching flies and killing at least 2. Smart little girl, and of course Twinkie is just watching all this action. :wink:
 

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I have had at least one bird feeder, usually two, and a hummingbird feeder for years. It's a miracle to me that one or two ounces of fluff can live through the terrible cold we've had in PA this winter. I also hang a suet block in a holder. They're available in the grocery store and dept. stores with a holder and hanger. The fat they contain help the birds make it through the winter.

I urge everyone to feed the birds in this weather. I get (depending on the season) sparrows, cardinals, mourning doves, blue jays, red and black grosbeaks, finches, woodpeckers on the tree, and it seems that every year I have to get out the bird book to identify a new guest just passing through. Of course I get grackles, blackbirds, and crows. I have a catbird (looks like a mockingbird) who comes and builds a nest here every year, the wrens who do the same, and robins, of course, but they don't eat the seed. It's a joy to see them. Also, at the back window, tufted titmouse and chickadees. They're little acrobats. Please feed them!
 

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My apartment complex doesn't allow birdfeeders on our balconys, but I think someone above me has one anyway. I notice I have a lot of birdseed on my balcony and I didn't put it there. I like it though, because some birds land on our balcony and Sabby likes to watch them. We even get blue jays and cardinals occasionally!
 

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They're beautiful! Perhaps you could have a window feeder or just put some seed on a cookie sheet-if the owner is worried about appearance. Bluejays and cardinals are so beautiful. Bluejays are really loud and tend to start trouble, but they're gorgeous! Something else you can do is to give them a piece of peanut butter bread--seriously! It has the nourishment and fat content they need. You could sprinkle some seed on top of it!
 

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I think they don't want us to have feeders because squirrels can be a real nuisance. I'm really tempted to buy some seed and just scatter it on the balcony every day or so...and blame the person above me. :twisted:
 

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I'm really tempted to buy some seed and just scatter it on the balcony every day or so...and blame the person above me. :twisted:
Hehehehe..... good idea! :wink:
 

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Ok finally got some birds around here and every morning my cats go crazy hearing these birds chirping . Not to mention, they made a big mess out on the patio too, I didn't know they were so messy! :shock:



 

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I had that same problem kitkat, I switched over to a birdseed that was only "Sunflower Hearts and Chips". It's all edible so they hardly leave a mess at all.
 

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I got birdfeeders too a few months ago! We call it "Cat TV" and our kitties love it. They love to stare at them and do that chirrup chattering thing which is adorable. I just bought this humongous amount of bird feed for cheap from Costco, so that'll take care of the entertainment for a while.

Bean, holy cow, Hitchcock-like, really? That would just have been frightening for me, I get freaked out by big numbers of birds. Thankfully lots of other feeders in my neighborhood.
 

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Remember to buy your bird seed at a feed store to save a lot of money!
They are individually, little pigs, and they invite all their friends when they find a smorgasbord that never seems to run out! :) Of course, if it weren't for us, many of them would not live through the cold weather.
 

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I had that same problem kitkat, I switched over to a birdseed that was only "Sunflower Hearts and Chips". It's all edible so they hardly leave a mess at all.
Thanks for the advice. I will keep that in mind b/c I am almost out of bird feed that I thought would last for months. Its almost all gone in less than a week. One bad thing since the birds started coming is that Twinkie and Sugar wake up early and meow at the birds and won't go back to bed and keep trying to wake me up really early! Got to close the blinds maybe... :wink:
 

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hey kitkat i have that exact same feeder! Don't get many types of birds here though swarms of sparrows come and when they fight they scatter the birdseed all over the grass and because of the high level of rainfall I get millet sprouting all over the lawn
 

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My bf is thinking about shutting one or two of the opening holes b/c these birds are little piggies. They eat and then tell all their friends and then we're probably going to have to refill this thing every 2 days! If I ever get a house, I want to get a mushroom shaped one, its so cute. :lol:
 
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