Our Favorite Suet Feeders from Duncraft
If you're interesting in offering suet to attract more woodpeckers and other backyard birds, try one of these feeders from Duncraft.
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Suet can be difficult to offer in Florida, since the heat of summer makes even the no-melt suet cakes a little yucky. Several years ago, I bought one of those simple hanging cage feeders that you put a suet cake in, but no birds ever visited it so I stopped trying after a few months. But after hearing the calls (and drumming) of both hairy woodpeckers and red-bellied woodpeckers in my neighborhood this week, I’ve decided that I want to give suet feeders another try. Duncraft has a lot of options. Here are a few I’m considering.
To attract larger woodpeckers, look for suet feeder with a tail prop. Pileated woodpeckers do live in my area, and I’ve seen them in nearby trees. This feeder holds two suet cakes and is double-sided, so it is a strong contender. $25 from Duncraft. New to birding? Here’s 7 common questions about feeding suet to birds.
I love the natural look of this one. It’s made from real wood, with holes drilled into it for suet plugs. I like the idea of mimicking a natural feeding environment, but I wonder if I’d be able to find the suet plugs locally or if I’d have to keep ordering them online. The inconvenience of that might be a deal-breaker here. $42 from Duncraft.
This bright red feeder is eye-catching, and the plastic roof protects the suet and the birds from rain, which is frequent in Florida. $35 from Duncraft. Psst—here’s our guide to making suet for birds.
This feeder is made with recycled plastic in an adorable acorn shape. I like that it’s affordable, in case suet feeding doesn’t work out. But it doesn’t have a tail prop for larger woodpeckers. $25 from Duncraft. For more options, check out the best suet feeders for winter birds.