[Tweeters] Flicker & Jay help

Jennifer Fernandez vozz37 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 14:37:23 PDT 2018

We moved into our home in Richmond Highlands (Shoreline near Edmonds) last
September. At that time we noticed flickers and jays coming by to check out
what we had in the feeders. That said, since November it's been only
chickadees, juncos, nuthatches and the occasional spotted towhee.

How do I get the flickers and jays to come back? I have currently a mix of
black sunflower seed and smaller songbird feed in the hanging feeder. I
have a berry suet in the suet feeder (which the bushtits like to snack on
from time to time).

Is it the food or the placement of the feeders that might be the issue?
I've been thinking of getting a flat platform feeder for the larger birds.
Is this worth it?

Any help for this newbie birder would be greatly appreciated. I hear the
flickers in the neighborhood and my uncle says he's been getting jays
regularly at his place a few blocks away. So I know they're nearby.


Jennifer Fernandez
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