[Tweeters] Jays, Crows, Peanuts, Sodium Chloride, and Roasting of Legumes

Robert Pisano pisano at nwlink.com
Mon Nov 19 16:11:40 PST 2007



On Nov 19, 2007, at 3:58 PM, pjgumbo at aol.com wrote:


> I have enjoyed the posts on this snowballing topic and can second the

> comments on efficacy of the WBU wire-torus peanut cage.  For some

> reason, the crows regard it quizzically but rarely if ever attempt to

> mount it.  Jays can empty it in a matter of hours on a good day.

>

> I received strongly anti-salt advice a month or so back when I sought

> input on economical bulk peanut sources.  Interesting to read posts

> mulling over this aspect.  My instinct is that unsalted is probably

> wisest.

>

> However, the earlier respondents drew my attention to another

> important aspect of this that I think was shared off-line but ought to

> be a part of this thread.  I gather that peanuts as well as some other

> leguminous products that could conceivably be considered bird

> feedstock have some component in the raw state that is at least a

> potential modest toxicant for the feathered ones.  However the science

> shakes out on salt, roasting is supposedly mandatory.  I don't have

> this multiply sourced, but it seems pretty credible.

>

> paul johanson

> pjgumbo at aol.com

> North Beach (N. Ballard), Seattle

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