Press of Atlantic City: Set up a buffet your feathered friends will flock to
Photo credit: Pressofatlanticcity.com
Question: What is the best type of birdseed food for winter? Also, how can I stop squirrels from emptying the feeders?
Answer: Until recently, there has been little scientific information to guide you on birdseed selection for backyards. New information was gathered from more than 7,000 observations of birds choosing between two or more foods at experimental stations in Maryland, California, Ohio and Maine under the guidance of the Urban Wildlife Research Programs of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Sunflower seeds seemed to attract most seed-eating birds, with the black oil-type being most attractive.