travelgirl.fics at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 18:06:20 PST 2017
Can't speak for everyone, but "birdseed" as sold in a lot of places around
here is millet, and I can't think of any birds in the northwet that are
remotely interested in the stuff. Sunflower, suet, black niger, peanuts,
fresh fruit, they love the stuff. Millet? not so much...
george davis creek, north fork
On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 4:10 PM, Wally Davis <wallydavis3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I run through about 10 lbs of sunflower seeds a week and a cake of suet a
> day. The sunflowers caused me to build a feeder that holds 5 gallons of
> seed and I hang out 6 blocks of suet at a time. Mostly chickadees,
> towhees, Steller’s jays, and 5 species of woodpeckers. This year I thought
> I’d try birdseed and bought a feeder that hold about a pint. The birds are
> largely uninterested and it takes almost 2 months to empty the pint of
> birdseed. I live in a rural area with cedar woodlands and open areas
> consisting of brush as well as my yard. I was wondering if anyone else has
> observed that birdseed isn’t eaten?
> Wally Davis
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