We have been purchasing Cole’s bird seed mixes for a goodly number of years. We started a few years ago using only the Special Feeder mix. We had been told that larger woodpeckers would not come to small feeders and that bluebirds would not come either. Wrong on both counts. We have such a riot of color some days it is truly amazing and we use smaller feeders which hang off our deck rail as well as larger ones in the yard. When the feeders run out, the bird sit out there singing away for their supper – in other words – fill the feeders please. We have been happy with Cole’s and will pay the premium price because the product is simply the best. With Special Feeder mix we have very little mess on the ground and our birds are happy. Way to go Cole’s!