Female Summer Tanager - Hilaman Golf Course
- This is Sunny. I was walking out this morning into my backyard to fill the serving dish with mealworms and noticed a female Summer Tanager feeding on my homemade suet. I have seen both females and males in the summer but this is my first during the winter months. Suet recipe follows:
In a small saucepan, combine 1/3 cup white corn syrup, 1/3 c crisco and 1/3 c smooth peanut butter; heat on low to medium heat until all ingredients are melted. Take off heat and add slowly while stirring, add 1/3 c + a bit of corn meal. Let cool - it will harden - and serve up! I have made a suet feeder by using a 2-2 1/2 inch log and drilled holes in it about 1 inch in diameter for the suet, put a hook in the top of the log and hung from a squirrel and racoon proof pole with baffle. I put peanuts, raisins, peacan and walnuts on the top of the baffle. Works great! Happy feeding.
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