Black Oil Sunflower Seed is
the Best Choice for Attracting Birds
I have found that seed eating birds prefer black oil sunflower seed
over any other seed offered.
If you want to see this for yourself, place two birdfeeders side by side. Fill one with sunflower seed and the otherwith any other kind of seed. The feeder with the sunflower seed willalways be empty first.
Why do so many wild birds prefer it?
- The softer outer shell makes it easy forsmaller birds get to the meat.
- The seed also boasts a high concentration ofoil. Birds will use their oil glands to spread the oil over theirfeathers to keep them buoyant, dry and warm in the winter.
- The kernel inside the shell is large, sobirds get more food per seed.
Why do I like it?
- It almost always guarantees a wide varietyof birds at my bird feeders.
- Sunflower seed can be used in almost anystyle wildbird feeder.
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The large hulls can accumulate under your feeders very quickly. Thereare a few things you can do to deal with this.
I simply scoop them up and toss them into the compost pile.
Another way is to purchase sunflower seeds without the hulls.Purchasing the seed this way does cost more but it eliminates the mess.
I like to make the wildbirds work for the food. It causes them to hang around my feeders alittle longer.
There are many other types of wildbird seed, learn more here.
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