Being a good source of protein and fats, Peanuts are a great calorie booster for birds. Because of their high fat and protein content, these are the perfect snack to have in a speciality whole peanut feeder for the winter months.
Peanuts are a welcome snack among a plethora of birds. Our feathered friends often tuck these nutritious snacks away for another day, allowing them to have something close by. Peanuts attract birds of all shapes and sizes! The bigger birds are able to take the shelled peanuts and crack it easily, exposing the meat inside. Whatever falls below your feeder is bound to be eaten by the ground-feeding birds.
Although, many Birders realise that Peanuts are a few other critters choice of treat. Squirrel-proofing your feeders is much easier than many realise. Another option is having an easier, specialized feeder for our snack stealing friends. This distraction allows your birds to still enjoy their treat while also giving your furry tailed friends one as well!
There are feeders specifically designed to house whole peanuts, making plucking them from the feeder easier for many birds. A mesh feeder is also a great option as it gives plenty of entertainment to our feathery friends.
Some Peanut gobblers you may see...
- Blue Jays
- Scrub Jays
- Mourning Doves