Many types of seeds are available both in mixes or on their own. Each bird has its own preference, and will have a tendency to sort through mixes to find its favorite. The rejected seeds will likely end up on the ground. Using more than one feeder and separating the seed types can eliminate this waste. A good quality mix will also decrease the wasted seed. Many commercial mixes, especially those that seem to be "too good a deal” contain filler of grains and other seeds that the songbirds do not eat. Preferred mixes contain black oil sunflower seeds, peanuts, millet and hulled sunflower seeds in varying quantities.
The type of seed you choose depends on bird species you are feeding or attracting, time of year, location, and type of feeder.
Black Oil Sunflower Seed
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