Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bird Seed

I just used the last of my thistle seed and will have to
get some soon. The gold finches love it - of course we all know that :)
I mix it with finely chopped sunflower seeds to make it go farther.
I'm almost out of black oil seeds - will buy some more at the same time.
But, I have a bag of shelled peanuts that I bought months ago, and it is hardly used!
I wonder why I'm not getting the birds that enjoy peanuts?
Any suggestions?


wild_birdie said...

What kind of feeder are you using the peanuts in? I'm going through them like water and it's breaking the bank!

Using a platform feeder for them should bring success!

Diane said...

Hi wild_birdie! Thanks for stopping by and for the helpful comment. I do put peanuts in a platform feeder. Guess I'll just keep doing that. Hope you come again :)

Jayne said...

I've tried the raw shelled peanuts and no one seems to like them. I instead get the UNsalted roasted peanuts when they are on sale at Wal-Mart or Walgreens... just get their generic brand and pour them into a peanut feeder. Guarantee you the woodpeckers will come, along with the nuthatches etc.

P said...

It might be the peanut-eaters haven't discovered your peanuts. We've had our feeders up for almost two years and are just now getting some more bird variety. With all the wonderful habitat you have in your yard, I'm suprised you aren't going through peanuts like crazy! I think if you offer peanuts, the peanut lovers will come!

Diane said...

Thank you Jayne and P :)
You've both encouraged me!