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.
12 thoughts on “Plenty of Peanut Poppers”
The detail in your photographs is just amazing!
I love when a picture turns out where I can see the different feather patterns clearly.
nobody shares and spreads peanuts quite like you! ❤
I fear I feed the birds better than I feed my family!
Surprised to see the Robin taking part… guess it didn’t want to be left out of the loop! 😂
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!
Ahh…those pigeons! I have a couple of crows that keep shoveling away the food.
I followed your example, but only attracted a squirrel. I guess I’ll just need to enjoy your success and great photos.
Sorry! But I will be sure to keep posting pictures for your viewing pleasure. 😊
WOW WOW WOW Beautiful
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