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Cracked Corn

Cracked corn is roughly ground corn kernels. Usually a less expensive food, but also the least desirable to the birds. It mainly appeals to ground feeding birds.

Attracts

Dove, pigeon, quail, turkey, junco, sparrow, towhee, crow, blackbird

Use in these feeders

Ground platform feeder

At the Water Cooler


I'm lucky to have a lot of trees in my yard many of which are native to this area. I have one very large one that grows close to the house - a big kahuna that produces lots of acorns in certain years. This year, they're everywhere. Dropping on the cars in the driveway, hitting the roof. There are more acorns here than I've ever seen...

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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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