Cardinals Are Avoiding My Red Hopper Feeder

by Gerry Miller
(Midlothian, IL USA)

I have recently purchased a new hopper feeder, red in color and have attracted most of the birds that were coming to my old wooden hopper. However, the Cardinals around my house will not go to the red feeder. They have come to my deck railing for seed feeding, but will Not go to the feeder. I am wondering if it's because of the color of the feeder is red? Any ideas?


Thanks

Gerry Miller

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Dec 23, 2012
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Red Hopper Feeder
by: Gerry Miller

My old hopper feeder fell apart of old age. But I am happy to report that as of a couple of days ago, a male cardinal has visited the new hopper and has returned a few days in a row.

Thanks for your comments.

Gerry Millr

Dec 12, 2012
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New Feeder
by: Judy-Seattle

It's difficult to know why the Cardinals are avoiding the new feeder. It might also be its shape or size. Or maybe they are more cautious and need more time to adjust to it. Do you have a place to hang the old wooden feeder to see if they will still use i

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