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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

Another Conversation...


A few years back I had an interesting discussion with a Western Scrub-Jay. We talked about how smart and intelligent the corvid family was. Well, the jay did mostly. I just listened. The corvid family, which includes jays, both Scrub and Stellerís, crows, ravens and magpies, are known for their smarts. Too smart for their own good sometimes, but you have to admire them for their cleverness.

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

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