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bill wall

31 Highlands Rd, Manahawkin, Stafford Township, NJ, United States



Blue Jay (7-09-16)

Rain-soaked Blue Jay feeding on a Cayenne/Suet wheel (7-09-16)

2 replies on “Blue Jay (7-09-16)”

Ralph says:

Does long term use(6 months) of cayenne suet harm birds? I seem to have a lot less woodpeckers around,or is it just the summer months? Ralph – South Jersey oak woods

Holly Grant, Project Assistant says:

Hi Ralph, Many commercial products are coated with capsaicin (the chemical that makes cayenne “hot”), but we are unaware of any research examining the effect of high doses of capsaicin on birds. Although it’s possible that capsaicin may not negatively affect wild birds, we discourage adding any products to bird foods that have not been thoroughly tested.

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