[Mnbird] Carooiha Wren

Avocet avocet13 at charter.net
Mon Feb 20 15:50:58 CST 2023

Beware of hot pepper, usually cayenne in the feed. Well the birds don’t sense it as much on their tongue as a mammal. I’ve been told that it still can get into their eyes and other areas and cause quite a bit of irritation. Somebody that knows more about this may want to make a comment also. 

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> On Feb 19, 2023, at 9:53 PM, DONALD GRUSSING Owner via Mnbird <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:
> The deer have been emptying a large feeder in one night.  So I bought a bag of that squirrel proof hot pepper treated food. Sunflower hearts, golden safflower etc. treated with ground up hot peppers.  It works on the deer.  And then I saw the past three days an occasional visitor at the feeder with a tail up instead of down.  Finally put the binocs on it and saw it was a Carolina wren. 
> What could it be eating?  Not a seed eater.  So I checked the bag content list. Meal worms. I missed a few hours because of ice.  Feeding birds this year is dangerous, but uy wife negotiated a way to the feeder and filled it
> I hope the bird returns esp. with the heavy snow on the way.
> Don Grussing
> Minnetonka
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