Our Favorite Suet Feeders from Duncraft
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If you're interesting in offering suet to attract more woodpeckers and other backyard birds, try one of these feeders from Duncraft.
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.