Last year we had a bear right after Thanksgiving get into our bee hives, and especially because it has been so warm I would not be so quick to put up feeders.
On Nov 18, 2011, at 2:55 PM, Robert Dudley wrote:
> You can put your bird feeder out now. I live in West Arlington near to the Vermont Bird Place in Manchester, VT. It is the only Bird Place in Southern Vermont that I know of. There is a nice feed store in North Bennington that offers a good selection of bird feed and feeders. There may be a similar type of feed store in your area. I can say stay away from grocery stores and the like, could say the same for hardware stores unless you have an Agway in the area. I would go online to fine feeders. I have always found the Vermont Bird place a good place to shop (They have enough of my money) and they will ship feeders almost anyplace.
> I feed almost exclusively black oil sunflower seed an thistle seed and use the peanut butter suet in my suit feeders.
> I hope that this information is useful for you. Happy Birding
>> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:21:09 -0500
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>> Subject: [VTBIRD] Feed and feeders
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>> Greetings -
>> I'm new to the area. I'm in Brattleboro, and live next to woods. I'm
>> assuming I should wait until Dec. 1st to start feeding the birds. Does that
>> seem right (worried about bears).
>> Also, I'll need a new tube feeder for thistle, and a source for thistle
>> seed and "regular" seed. Can anyone suggest sources with reasonable choices
>> and prices?
>> Thanks for your time and attention,
>> Ralph Palmer
>> Brattleboro, VT
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