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I spilled an entire box of Quaker's Oatmeal, the real thing, not flavored or sugared etc. Rather than throw it away, I was hoping I could leave it out for the birds. Mostly we have here sparrows and mourning doves, and an occasional cardinal (after all it is the state bird!).
Just a thought. Logic tells me a bird should not eat too much oatmeal in one sitting for fear of it absorbing the bird's fluids, swelling and clogging the digestive tract. But, then I have no education on their physiology. I would put it out in quantity.
In winter I mix peanut butter,bird seed and quick oats together and put it out for the birds...they LOVE it. In fact this afternoon I was putting some on a feeder outside my kitchen window and in his excitement a yellow rumped warbler landed on my hand! not sure which one of us was more surprised! LOL
:-)))) The "butter butts" are soooo spoiled. If I'm in the screenroom and there is no mix on the PB feeders they look in my direction as if to say "Hey lady...your beer ain't going nowhere..now FEED us!!" and I always do even if I have to make more. Yup..that's me...Ginger_H the well trained.