How to Choose Birdseed

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White-Breasted Nuthatch Eating Sunflower Hearts
White-Breasted Nuthatch Eating Sunflower Hearts

What kind of seed do birds eat? How do you choose birdseed? First decide which birds you want to attract. Then offer seed they like to get more birds to your feeders! Here is the seed and other food I put in my feeders, followed by a list of which birds eats what.

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Birds & Trees: A Tree Falls in the Yard

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A Large Pine Tree Falls Across the Back Yard

Each time I enter a home count in eBird, I include a note that the location is a “Suburban Wooded Back Yard.” The many mature trees in our yard are after all a part of the attraction for the birds that come here. Unfortunately over the past year or two, this description is starting to fray. Our lovely large trees keep falling in unusual numbers and each time this happens, it not only affects the yard’s human owners but also the birds and other creatures that live here. Over this past weekend another very large tree fell. This one in particular is going to have real repercussions for bird life in our back yard.

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Grackles vs Nuttery Globe Feeder (Review)

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The Nuttery Globe Seed Feeder
The Nuttery Globe Seed Feeder

When Common Grackles camped out on my feeders in the spring, I got a Nuttery Globe Feeder to give smaller birds a chance to eat. Cage feeders like this one are sometimes the only way to keep aggressive nuisance birds from dominating feeders.

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