Wild Bird Seed Blends, Mixes
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Bird seed mixes and blends for the best choice in backyard bird feeding! These blends allow for catering to attracting particular birds or for use in specialty feeders, or just to offer up the foods your birds like best. Mixes include sunflower, peanuts, corn, nut blends and no waste blends for the best of the best in wild bird food choices.
Styles and types of backyard bird feeders to invite songbirds to your garden. Attracting songbirds to your garden or backyard habitat is as easy as setting up wild bird feeding stations and providing them with the foods different species prefer. This can be easily done in a manner that suits their style of eating with all of the different types of bird feeders available today. You may want only one main feeding station in your habitat, and then include secondary feeding areas for specialty bird foods such as suet or a feeder just for thistle nyjer. Here are tips and advice on the various designs of backyard bird feeders to help decide what bird feeding stations will be best in a personal backyard. Also provided is the basics on cleaning, ease of filling and what birds will be attracted to which feeder.
Globe Bird Feeders - To get small birds to visit a house - chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, goldfinches, and siskins, an option is a globe feeder or a satellite feeder. These look like flying discs or satellites and they are hung from a wire so they spin when a larger bully type bird lands on them. The opening in a globe bird feeder is small and only allows small songbirds to eat from, making it a good choice for starling or grackle problems.
Hopper Bird Feeders - A hopper feeder is great to use main bird feeding area and will attract several different species of seed eating songbirds to a backyard. Many species can easily eat from a hopper, feed large or small birds, are quick to fill, and need filling less often. A hopper bird feeder features a large central reservoir filled with seed which is designed to fall out of feeding port or slots at the base of the feeders. Most often they have a tray bottom. Hoppers are easy to both fill and clean out, and they can come in large capacity designs for less frequent re-filling.
Platform Bird Feeders - A platform bird feeder will attract the widest variety and greatest number of birds since it allows both large or small birds to land and perch easily to eat. It is a good all purpose feeder and allows for the use any type of seed or food. These feeders attract several birds that do not like other models of feeders which feature perches. Cardinals, sparrows, tufted titmice, juncos, doves, painted buntings, chickadees and a lot of other birds use our platform bird feeders. Northern Cardinals, in particular, wish to view what is happening close to them. They like to flat footed stand on a flat tray instead of clinging to a perch.
Tube Bird Feeders -
Tube bird feeders are an fabulous way to attract the lovely tiny perching songbirds to a flower garden. They have ports exclusively for smaller birds like chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers, nuthatches and gold finches and can be used for a favorite more expensive bird foods like shelled sunflower seeds or as black oil sunflower seeds. Tube feeders are great for keeping noisy bully species out out large birds such as blue jays, crows, grackles, black birds and starlings.