Monday, February 25, 2008

Winter Bird Seed Mix #2

Redbelly pays a visit
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Now that all of our wintering birds are safely here (those that aren't will likely not make it this far south), and we're having consistent freezing weather, I figured I'd try something a little more intense. The last mix, which was heavy on sunflowers and peanuts, brought in droves of juncos, nuthatches, chickadees, house finches, and cardinals.......but very little else (save doves and sparrows). The woodpeckers are hammering the suet, but that's to be expected. In addition, the sharp-shinned hawks are stopping by almost daily because of the bird activity (damn noisy sparrows).
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So here's Mix 2:
50% black oil sunflower
20% cracked corn
20% millet
10% mealworms
I'll bring that wren back in, yet!

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