BirdNote: Suet

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At this time of year, birds love fat in the form of beef suet–a high-energy food critical for
birds’ survival in the colder months.

With few insects available in
winter, suet is an especially strong magnet for birds that eat a lot of
bugs in the warmer months. It’s also great for birds with bills that are
not adapted to opening seeds.

Bird feeding suppliers now offer a
wide array of processed suet cakes, some studded with berries or seeds.   

For more on suet feeders, visit

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