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Black Oil Sunflower Seed – the #1 favorite seed of wild birds
Attracts: Chickadees, Doves, Finches, Grosbeaks, Northern Cardinals, Nuthatches, Pine Siskin, Tufted Titmice, and Woodpeckers. Black oil seeds have very thin shells that are easy for virtually all seed-eating birds to crack open. The kernels have a high fat content which is very valuable nutrition for the wild birds visiting your backyard. It is best fed in an elevated feeder.
White Proso Millet – the # 2 favorite seed of wild birds
Attracts: ground-feeding birds including, native American Sparrows, Doves, Towhees, Juncos, Indigo Buntings, and Cardinals. Millet can be fed directly on the ground by broadcasting the seed as if you were feeding chickens, or you can put it in a ground feeder such as a platform or tray feeder. If broadcasting the seed only put out what the birds will eat in a day.
Corn, cracked and shelled
Attracts: Grouse, Pheasants, Turkeys, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Crows, Jays, Doves, Ducks, Cranes, and other species. Corn can become contaminated with aflatoxins, which are toxic to the birds even at low levels. To feed safely offer only as much corn as can be eaten each day, never allow it to get wet, and keep the feeding area clean by raking up any old corn.
Attracts: Common Redpoll, Dark-eyed Junco, Doves, Finches, Indigo Buntings and Pine Siskins. Nyjer seed was formerly called thistle, but it is a seed from a yellow flower grown in Ethiopia and India. It is a soft shelled seed with a very high oil content. It has been treated to prevent germination. Nyjer should be fed in feeders especially designed for the small seed. If you are not seeing birds on your Nyjer Feeder – discard the seed, clean the feeder, and fill with fresh seed. Nyjer spoils in heat and high humidity.
Peanuts, whole and split
Attracts: Blue Jays, Nuthatches, Tufted Titmice, and Woodpeckers. Peanuts need to be kept dry and used up fairly quickly to prevent harboring aflatoxins. In tube feeders, make sure to change the seed frequently especially during rainy or humid weather. Peanuts in the shell can be set out on platform feeders or special whole peanut feeders.
Attracts: Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Chickadees, Purple Finches, Tufted Titmice, and native Sparrows. It has a thick shell and is not attractive to House Sparrows, European Starlings and squirrels. Hoppers, tube and tray feeders are the best for offering safflower.
An amazing new bird feed that has been developed to have a very thin outer hull. 40% thinner than the traditional safflower. It also has 30% higher fat and 25% higher protein content than traditional safflower. The thin shell makes it easier for birds to digest and extract the meal from the NutraSaff seed. NutraSaff provides a higher energy source with less waste than any other bird feed. The good news is more desirable birds prefer NutraSaff and it still reduces the problem of Grackles overpowering the feeder and deters squirrels.
16% protein and 38% fat.
Attracts: Chickadees, Doves, Grosbeaks, Northern Cardinals, Nuthatches, Tufted Titmice, and Woodpeckers. If you are having problems with House Sparrows and Blackbirds at your Black Oil Sunflower seeds try switching to Striped. The shell is thicker and is not as preferred by sparrows and blackbirds.
Attracts: Chickadees, Common Redpoll, Dark-eyed Juncos, Doves, Finches, Grosbeaks, Nuthatches, Pine Siskins, Titmice, and Woodpeckers.