If you’re like most people, you love having a wide variety of wild birds at your feeder. Giving birds choices in their feed means you’ll get various types of birds coming to check out what’s in the feeder. A blend of seeds and nuts is most effective. Cole’s Special Feeder™ contains a mix of black oil sunflower, sunflower meats, black stripe sunflower, raw peanuts, safflower, and pecans. It’s the most popular blend of all the feeds Cole’s sells. The variety of sunflower seeds, the safflower, and the mix of peanuts and pecans provide a high-energy treat. Expect to see cardinals, finches, titmice, doves and grosbeaks. This is also a great mix for attracting woodpeckers. Woodpeckers especially love the pecans.
The eclectic mix of so many different types of sunflower seeds ensures birds get a wider variety of nutrition and flavor. For instance, black oil sunflower seeds are meatier and have a higher oil content than other sunflower seeds. Also black oil sunflower has a thinner shell which is easier for small birds to crack. The shelled sunflower meats are an easy, tasty treat for all types of birds . Safflower is just perfect for attracting cardinals. The seed is easy for them to eat, and they really enjoy the taste of it. The striped sunflower seeds are great for larger birds which have no trouble cracking the seeds to get to the juicy meat inside. Many of Cole’s customers love the great variety of song birds and beautiful woodpeckers they get with Special Feeder™ so much – they won’t try anything else.