I have bluejays that come to my feeders and sift through the food to get what they want and the rest of the food goes to the ground.

We buy a food that will attract all of the backyard birds we have here in West Palm Beach Florida. Is there anything you can suggest to me so that we don't lose our food for the other birds that come to visit our feeders.

Also I would like to know when should I expect to see the hummingbirds. I have had my feeder our out for almost 2 weeks and have yet to see any hummingbirds. Any information you have would be a big help to me.


Bluejays love unshelled peanuts, sunflower seeds, corn and suet. So why not provide a feeder just for them and get tube feeders for the other birds. The bluejays won't bother them.


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Jun 09, 2011
Hummingbirds tend to be migratory
by: Anonymous

So, depending on species you won't see them in West Palm past March or so when they've made their way north with the blooming seasons of their favorite flowers. Ruby throated humming birds have already made it well in to Canada.

May 30, 2011
Blue Jays
by: Anonymous

I have Titmice that do the same thing. Of course, I get to enjoy watching the doves, Cardinals, and Sparrows eating off the ground. (Squirrels and Crows do, as well.) Although we have Bluejays, I never see them at my feeders. I use the squirrel-proof feeder that has springs that won't allow the larger birds to eat at it. Sometimes I put out Suet, but usually the crows gobble that up.

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