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Safflower

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.

Attracts

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

Use in these feeders

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

A Conversation with Rat...


There's one thing about owning a store that sells any kind of food. You have to always be on the alert for unwanted visitors, especially of the rodent kind. I've considered myself lucky in that I haven't had a big problem with rodentia. Any problems are quickly dealt with.

However, I was busy sweeping the floor recently in the Walnut Creek store when I thought I saw something scurry past one of the bird seed bags.

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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 and Dublin, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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