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Tip on feeding birds

Postby PapaRon » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:26 pm

Many of you know this from getting my letter or reading other stuff, but for the new backyard birder, here is a tip.

Black Oil sunflower seed is by far the best to attract a wide range of birds.

However, it seems to germinate and plants pop up here and there.

To prevent this from happening with ALL bird seed,

Nuke it about a minute per pound.

Allow it to cool before filling feeders.

Ron
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Re: Tip on feeding birds

Postby Cindee » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:43 pm

Heck, I just let the sunflower seeds grow. The birds enjoy eating from them in the fall too.
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Re: Tip on feeding birds

Postby SandyLee » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:24 pm

Another good tip Ron!

OR....around here, what the chippies don't eat, the BAZILLION squirrels I have do! (as well as eating the wicker off my deck furniture this week! :o )

I have four or five black oiler feeders...nary a sprout!
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Re: Tip on feeding birds

Postby PapaRon » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:50 pm

Chippies like to bury or stash seeds, this way you wont have clumps coming up every where.

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Re: Tip on feeding birds

Postby Joe Green » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:21 pm

Wild turkeys take care of the dropped seed around here, so we rarely have anything come up here.
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