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any common people food for luring birds?

 
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Jul 03, 2013 14:43 |  #1

hey everyone

I have a balcony in my house with a few flowerpots\planters.
one of them has some bambooc-like branches and I noticed that two birds were sitting on the brach for a minute. I don't know the speicie of the bird if that matters.
I took some cream cheese and used it to glue some granola to the branches.. however, for some reason I havent seen any bird approaching the bait.
what food that is usually being found at homes will be a good bait to lure birds to come close to me?


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Jul 03, 2013 16:05 |  #2

Hard to say without knowing the birds you are trying to attract, but sunflower hearts and suet are two popular foods with a wide variety of birds. May not be what the ones you are trying to attract are after though.




  
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Jul 03, 2013 16:40 as a reply to  @ sandpiper's post |  #3

Roasted or raw peanuts shelled or in the shell...absolutely no salt.


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Jul 03, 2013 17:35 |  #4

Black Sunflower seeds will bring in a wide variety of birds, though it may take a few days for the tweets to get around the neighborhood!




  
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Jul 04, 2013 01:28 |  #5

I will post the photos ive gotten so far tomorrow so you can tell what specie im talking about cause i have no clue.


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Jul 04, 2013 07:43 |  #6

as I promised:

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Can you identify this specie?

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Jul 04, 2013 10:00 |  #7

You might try removing or reducing their fear. If you can disguise yourself by using a makeshift blind they'll be far more likely to approach. Even if you use bait this method will help you get more shots of the birds since they'll be far more likely to stay close once they have what they came for.

Are you on a first floor balcony?


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Jul 04, 2013 10:54 as a reply to  @ Nighthound's post |  #8

I think it would be helpful to try and learn more about your subjects, i.e. what kind of birds they are, their eating habits, etc. Cream cheese and granola is not intended for bird consumption by the way. You can post your picture on this forum to get the i.d., include where you are located, there are many experts that can help with the identification: http://www.birdforum.n​et/forumdisplay.php?f=​114 (external link)

Once you learn what the bird's diet would be, you can then determine how to best photograph them using birdfood as bait as well as set up an attractive perch. Since you're on a balcony, a water feature probably isn't practical, but know that a birdbath or drip feature attracts most species.

Good luck and that's a nice picture you took! :)




  
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Jul 04, 2013 11:15 |  #9

I live in a cottage (my house sits on two houses) so im about 10-15 meters above the ground. I don't know if balcony is the right word, ill just send a picture from the net that looks like my porch/balcony whatever its called:

thanks to google maps, I didn't have to go and mess with taking pictures of my house:

http://www.zoomap.co.i​l …rged/8F72E51A8F​3B0247.jpg (external link)

the balcony is where the plants are. it is something about 12x3 meters. the plants sits on ש 70cm ledge. I live in israel if that will help you find the species


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Jul 04, 2013 18:25 |  #10

Food sold for wild birds is actually cheaper than humans' food. You can get bags of seed and blocks of suet. If your two birds are exclusively insect eaters, they won't go for seed, but if you put out seed, other birds will find it. Peanuts will get jays coming around. As Duane said, no salt!


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Jul 06, 2013 10:14 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #11

http://www.amazon.com …eders-Bible/dp/0875969186 (external link)

This is the best book on feeding I have found. I would recommend it. As far as the birds in your picture, look like grackles to me. If so, from my experience I discourge them. Too aggressive and take over any feeding. Scare away any song birds you may to attract.




  
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Jul 07, 2013 16:20 as a reply to  @ larrycumba's post |  #12

Given your location, I'm pretty sure this is a common bird called a White-spectacled Bulbul, common in your area: http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/White-spectacled_Bulbul (external link)
It is a fruit eating bird, try hanging a branch with fruit on it. This sort of thrush type bird will not be eating seeds or peanuts or suet.




  
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Jul 08, 2013 01:02 |  #13

Oh thanks thats a very common bird here i should have known that :)


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