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Make Your Bird Feeder a Success

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Fill your bird feeder with yummy treats to attract all kinds of birds. One sure bet: black-oil sunflower seeds. The thin shells are easy to crack, and the seeds have lots of protein and fat. Here are some of the other foods that different birds like to eat.


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Striped sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts and chips, safflower seeds, peanuts, red and white millet


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Safflower seeds, striped sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts, white millet


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Sunflower hearts and chips, white millet


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Niger seeds, striped sunflower seeds, safflower, seeds, orange Siberian millet, red millet, white millet, flaxseed

Mourning Doves

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Safflower seeds

Blue Jays

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Striped sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts, red millet, white millet, peanuts, cracked corn