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Originally posted by ambient moon
reply to post by InFriNiTee
I will try using a pigeon trap, and place it on the deck. The ground isn't frozen here, but I will give peanut butter a try. Hopefully that will work. Thanks
A Robin's Favorite Winter Foods In winter robins concentrate on berry bushes, trees and vines, like the bittersweet vine above. (On warm days, though, you might spot a robin running on lawns, searching for worms!) Winter robins eat berries, other fruits, and seeds they find on shrubs, trees, and vines. If robins happen to overwinter near you, you can offer them frozen or fresh fruit. They'll go for apple slices, raisins, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and cherries
Birdseed? No Thanks! Did you ever wonder why it's hard to attract robins to a bird feeder? Most robins have simply never eaten at a feeder before, so they lack the experience to know what feeders are for. And even the hungriest robin would never eat birdseed. During autumn, robins have so much natural food available that they don't need handouts. But robins overwintering in northern states and provinces are becoming more and more common. (Two reasons: Because the whole North American population of robins is increasing, and because on average, winters are becoming milder.) Your birdfeeders can help the robins that remain in the north instead of taking the Journey South! Robins like invertebrates, such as worms and insects. Where will you get them in winter? Mealworms (the larvae of a plain black beetle) are the best choice, and they're easy to find. You can buy mealworms at pet stores or on the Internet.