Bird Seed

The simplest way to bring birds to your back yard is to provide them with water, food and shelter. Water is necessary for both drinking and bathing. Finding water can be more difficult than finding food. Birds need to drink several times a day to replace fluids. During the winter the bath needs to be full. Bathing is important so the birds can keep their feathers clean. If the bath is not heated there are heating elements that will keep water from freezing.

The seeds you give your birds can vary, but it is essential that the feeder be kept full all year. During the winter birds need food during the day so they can build up energy to survive the cold nights. Their diet will alter during the summer, but again the feeding should be continued as they will need protein to provide to their young.

Available Bird Seeds

The following is a list of some of the seeds and blends carried in our store. It shows the birds that are attracted to them. In addition to seed, a large assortment of suet is available. Suet is also important to a bird’s diet.

Wild Delight Gourmet: (sunflower seed ,millet, peanuts, safflower) songbirds, doves, finches, exotic parakeets

Wild Delight Nut N’Berry: (hulled seeds, sunflower seeds, nut meats, raisins, and fruits) woodpeckers, songbirds, cardinals, finches, nuthatches, chickadees)

Wild Delight Cardinal: (sunflower seed, safflower seed, peanuts, dried raisins and dried cherries) cardinals, grosbeaks, titmice, waxwings, tanagers and song birds)

Wild Delight Deck Porch N’ Patio: (sunflower kernels, peanuts, pistachios, and pumpkin seed) cardinals, finches, jays, nuthatches

Prince Black Oil Sunflower: (premium sunflower seed) all seed eating birds

Prince Safflower Seed: (premium high oil seed preferred by cardinals. It is normally avoided by squirrels because of its bitter taste

Prince Nyjer Seed: (premium seed sterilized to prevent germination) gold and purple finches, house finches, pine siskins