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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

At the Water Cooler


I've heard a Great-horned Owl off and on in our yard for years. I happened to see her the other day just before dusk in our large oak tree. She was just waking up from a long day of snoozing, getting a little preening done in preparation for a night of hunting. I got as close as I could to her trying not to scare her away.

"Don't worry," she said casually. "I'm not ready to take off yet." "Wow," I...

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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 water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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