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Blue Jay eating peanuts

Nutty for Peanuts!

Peanuts are a favorite food for many backyard birds. High in fat, oil and protein, peanuts provide a great energy source for stoking birds’ high metabolisms. Our unsalted peanuts are grown in the USA and are sought after by Blue Jays, cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, titmice and woodpeckers. In-Shell Peanuts Blue Jays, chickadees and nuthatches cache peanuts away in…

Summer Suet

  Suet isn’t just for winter anymore. In the spring and summer, it is a great way to provide brooding birds and their nestlings with a generous amount of calories in an easy-to-eat form. Suet with insects or fruit added appeal to a wide range of birds and may provide a source of insects when they are scarce. Birds that…
Spring Arrival Dates

Spring Migrant Arrival Dates

  Prepare Your Yard for Spring Migrants To be sure, one of the joys of feeding birds is hosting migratory birds for a brief time each spring as they make their way to summer breeding grounds. With some preparation—and a little luck!—you may be able to entice one ofthese migrants to stay and raise their broods in your own backyard.…
Pileated woodpecker on tail prop suet feeder

Staff Insights: What We Learned in 2018

  Our expert staff members have been feeding birds for years, yet we learned some new things in our backyards in 2018. Take what you want from our insights to apply to your bird feeding in the new year! By Minnetonka Manager CAROL CHENAULT I began using Songbird Delight in a large tray feeder. Less mess and the birds love…

A Seed Mix to Discourage Starlings

Bye Bye Starling Seed Mix Try Bye, Bye Starling If you’ve had problems with the European Starlings mobbing then emptying your feeders, we have a solution for you. Our Bye, Bye Starling seed mix has black oil sunflower, striped sunflower, golden safflower and white safflower all in the shell. Starlings have beaks that were designed to open softer-shelled seeds. Starlings prefer…

Turn Your Starling Problem Upside-Down!

As the autumn migration ramps up, you may find that you have increased numbers of European Starlings passing through your backyard. Starlings' greedy and aggressive behaviors can intimidate other feeder birds and drain your food sources. Here's an easy tip for serving suet to your smaller clinging birds while discouraging starlings. Upside-down suet feeders are difficult for starlings to use…

Summer Suet Feeding

Suet isn’t Just for Winter Anymore In the spring and summer, it is a great way to provide brooding birds and their nestlings with a generous amount of calories in an easy-to-eat form. Suet with insects or fruit added appeal to a wide range of birds and may provide a source of insects when they are scarce. Appeals to Many…

Late-nesting Birds

Spring is just the beginning of the nesting season for our backyard birds. Some birds will produce numerous broods over the entire summer season and some birds will wait until mid-summer to start nesting. Multiple Broods Extend the Nesting Season For instance, American Robins can produce 3 or 4 broods from May through August. Each brood can take up to…