Review: Woodpeckers Love This Suet

I’ve tested a ton of suet for bird feeding over the years and the Attractor Peanut Suet Plugs are one of my favorite products to use for my birch log suet feeder. I have seen Downy, Hairy, and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers all eat this with delight.

I’ve been enjoying writing review stories for bird feed and bird feeders recently on Dan’s Bird Bites, and I wanted to do a quick one on this suet product. If you have a suet log feeder, or are considering one, I’d highly recommend these suet plugs as the bird feed to accompany it.

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Why I Love This Suet Product

I’ve used these suet plugs since 2020 and buy mine from Minnesota All Season’s Wild Bird Stores. They’re also sold online, which I’ll link to below. I know I mentioned some before, but here’s a full list of birds I’ve seen eating this suet (either on my Birch Log feeder, or remnants from the ground).

  • American Crows
  • Black-Capped Chickadees
  • Blue Jays (from the ground)
  • Dark-Eyed Juncos (from the ground)
  • Downy Woodpeckers
  • Hairy Woodpeckers
  • House Sparrows
  • Mallards (from the ground)
  • Northern Cardinals (from the ground)
  • Red-Bellied Woodpeckers
  • Red-Breasted Nuthatch
  • White-Breasted Nuthatch

I’m not in a great sport for Pileated Woodpeckers, but associates at my local bird store claim they also love this product. I learned these suet plugs are also created by a Veteran-owned business, which is fantastic.

I love that these suet logs are…tender. If that’s the right word? It’s malleable and easy for me to form around my suet log, almost like Play-Doh! It gives a wider spot for birds to eat from.

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Suet attractor roasted peanut plugs inserted into a Birch Tree log bird feeder.
The primary ingredients are beef fat, peanuts, and oats.

Are There Any Downsides to this Suet Product?

The only downside is that these aren’t cheap. At the time of this article, I just bought a pack of three suet logs for $7 at my Wild Bird Store (subject to change).

These suet logs are so popular with my birds that I often find myself needing to re-supply it on my feeder ever other week. It’s a good problem to have! But, you might want to consider switching back and forth to a cheaper suet cake in a cage to save some money.

But, I find these worth buying regularly due to their popularity with the birds!

Shopping Options and Compare Prices

A bag of suet attractor roasted peanut plugs for bird feeding.
A three pack of the suet plugs – up close!

Here’s a listing of where you can buy these online. If you’re in Minnesota, you can also find plenty at the local All-Seasons Wild Bird Stores.

Wrapping Up

I hope you found this article helpful as you explore suet for bird feeding. Let me know if you end up using this product and if it works for you. I’m confident it will if you live in an area with suet-eating Woodpeckers!

I’m open to your questions and product suggestions in the comment section below. Thanks a bunch for reading Dan’s Bird Bites!