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Safflower - 20lb

Safflower is a large white seed with a shell. It is appealing to most birds, but it is an acquired taste. Most jays, House Sparrows, European Starlings, and squirrels don't like safflower. If all else fails keeping the squirrels out of your feeder you can switch to safflower seed as long as you don't mix it with anything else. It is the favorite seed of the Oak Titmouse.


House Finch, Purple Finch, Oak Titmouse, chickadee, Black-headed Grosbeak, White-breasted Nuthatch, dove, pigeon, turkey, sparrow, junco, woodpecker

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Tube feeder, hopper feeder, hanging platform, ground platform, mesh feeder

  $25.49 Quantity:   bag
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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