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Sunflower Chips - Fine

This is the same as Sunflower Chips except more finely ground. Since this crushed seed is so small it should be offered in nyjer feeders with small seed portals to prevent it from spilling out.

Attracts

goldfinch, house finch, pine siskin

Feeders

Nyjer tube feeder, feeder with fine wire mesh

Conversation with a Crow


I was watching all the bird activity on my feeders recently, specifically noting the hierarchy of birds getting to feed while others were waiting their turn. While I was checking out the action I suddenly noticed another bird, a crow, looking my way.

"Hey!" I called to the crow. "Are you watching me?" Incredibly, the crow answered. "Yes, people watching is my hobby. I find human behavior both fascinating and complex." "Thatís funny," I said.

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek, says there are five essential elements for success ó water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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