Wild birds face a tougher time getting the food they need once the weather gets colder. In fact, some birds start “stashing” seeds before the winter comes.
You can help your feathered friends get prepared by offering them their favorite food packed with the nutrients they need. While there are many varieties of sunflower seeds, Black Oil Sunflowers are the most nutritious. They are high in fiber and contain vitamin E, biotin, choline, thiamin, and zinc. Most back yard birds love Black Oil Sunflower and actively seek it out when foraging at the feeder.
Black Oil Sunflower is a favorite because the seeds have a high shell-to-meat ratio with a soft, thin shell that’s easy to crack. Even small birds can easily eat them. They also contain a very high quality protein combined with a high fat content to provide a much needed instant energy source during the colder months. Chickadees and nuthatches are notorious for stashing away Black Oil Sunflower seeds so they can eat them later. In fact, during the winter, chickadees even grow additional brain cells so they can remember all their winter hiding places.
It’s good to be careful about which brand of Black Oil Sunflower you buy. Most of the highest quality seeds go into the production of sunflower oil for human consumption. This means the left over, low quality seeds – the ones with very little meat and oil – go into most of the wild bird seed products you see on the market. Usually, birds end up kicking these types of low quality seeds right out of the feeder.
Bucking the wild bird feeding industry trend, Cole’s sells only the highest-grade Black Oil Sunflower seed on the market. It is over 99% pure and cleaned more than four times to ensure you get more seed and fewer sticks. Chocked full of oil and loaded with vital nutrients, Cole’s Oil Sunflower is the best way to guarantee your feathered friends are getting the good quality they deserve when they need it the most. Click below to find out more.