The dough contains lard, peanut butter, cornmeal, oats, flour and some nuts we added just for grins. We hope it will bring in Varied Thrushes, warblers, wrens, and anyone else who happens by. However, when I arrived at her house, Michele triumphantly announced the arrival of a Varied Thrush just moments prior........urgh.....at least I'd added Yellow-rumped Warbler this morning so we're still just 5 species apart.....practically neck and neck.
Michele's Thrush....creeping towards the tray of filberts where a squirrel was chowing down.
I got home and zoomed out to the yard to scatter suet dough all over....in the tray feeders, on stumps etc. Soon the Yellow-rump was back....at the hanging suet followed by a brief contemplation of the dough. I've seen two individuals today and both of them ended up in the tray for some dough. Yey!!
Then the spectacular Townsend's Warbler returned! I love this bird................