Plenty of Peanut Poppers

If I asked you which bird was most likely to be featured in a post with the words “peanut poppers” in the title, you would probably say the Blue Jay…

…but there are plenty of other birds that have a penchant for this tasty treat.
Red-bellied Woodpeckers will occasionally leave the Bark Butter branch and grab a nut to munch on.

And Titmice and Cardinals (not true vegans!) often add this protein to their main course of sunflower seeds.

Robins (probably just to spite the Blue Jays) will sometimes partake, though this guy was more of a peanut dropper than a peanut popper.

White-breasted Nuthatches love peanuts as well.  They will grab them from the tray, but also don’t mind exerting a bit more energy to get their meal.

Even Yellow-rumped Warblers are known to nibble on a nut.

But of course, the Blue Jay does get the award for being the greediest gobbler.

If you want to attract more birds (and sadly, more squirrels) to your feeders, you really do need to put out a spread of peanuts.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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12 Responses to Plenty of Peanut Poppers

  1. The detail in your photographs is just amazing!

  2. Jodi says:

    nobody shares and spreads peanuts quite like you! ❤

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    Surprised to see the Robin taking part… guess it didn’t want to be left out of the loop! 😂

  4. Unfortunately when I used to put out food for the blackbirds it was all snaffled by passing pigeons before any blackbird had a look in!

  5. Eduardo Suré says:

    I followed your example, but only attracted a squirrel. I guess I’ll just need to enjoy your success and great photos.

  6. SamediSearch says:

    WOW WOW WOW Beautiful

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