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 bird
feeders side by side. Fill one with sunflower seed and the other
with any other kind of seed. The feeder with the sunflower seed will
always be empty first.
Why do so many wild birds prefer it?
- The softer outer shell makes it easy for
smaller birds get to the meat.
- The seed also boasts a high concentration of
oil. Birds will use their oil glands to spread the oil over their
feathers to keep them buoyant, dry and warm in the winter.
- The kernel inside the shell is large, so
birds get more food per seed.
Why do I like it?
storage of sunflower seeds is very important.
- It almost always guarantees a wide variety
of birds at my bird feeders.
- Sunflower seed can be used in almost any
I like to store my
seed in a plastic garbage can. It keeps the seed dry
protects it from mice and other pests.
The large hulls can accumulate under your feeders very quickly. There
are 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 wild
work for the food. It causes them to hang around my feeders a
There are many other types of wild
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