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There are so many different types of bird-food and birdseed to choose from. Knowing what different species of birds prefer to eat helps to attract different species into your yard and bird-feeders.

Here are a few examples in colder climates to keep birds visiting your yard during the winter:

For seed eating birds usually Black Oiled Sunflower Seeds, Sunflower Hearts, Peanuts, Cracked Corn, Thistle and Millet are favored. However birdseed alone will not maximize the amount of birds and species that will visit your yard and birdfeeders. Some birds prefer Suet, Nectar and Fruit.

Cardinals, Chickadees, and Finches, prefer Black Oiled Sunflower Seeds and Sunflower Hearts but will go for a mix! They have a tendency to pick out just what they like and drop the rest believe it or not. I have watched these birds pick out the nuts and fruit and only eat the seeds, talk about picky!

Bluebirds prefer Fruit, Goldfinch prefer Thistle, Hummingbirds prefer Nectar, Blue Jays prefer Corn and Peanuts, Orioles prefer Fruit and Nectar, Sparrows prefer Millet and Woodpeckers love Suet.

Different sizes and shapes of bird-feeders also play a part in what varieties of birds you can attract into your yard. Also different bird-feeders hold different size seed and suet so pick your bird-feeders accordingly. It is also important to have bird-feeders that are easy to fill and to keep clean. It would be especially nice to hang these where we are protected from the cold and rain. Brrrr...our feathers can only do so much you


 

 



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