Birds and sunflower seeds

madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)April 25, 2006

My ladyfrind's house is in a part of New Orleans that flooded, killing almost 100% of the neighborhood's plants.

She's been throwing bird seed for the wild birds and as a result has a huge crop of sunflowers! Which makes me curious - what birds will eat sunflower seeds?

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rsmallen(z6 PA)

loads and loads and loads of birds! I am not sure which are indigenous to your area. But sites like Wild Birds Unlimited will define what varieties of birds eat what kind of seed...
Robin

    Bookmark   April 25, 2006 at 10:53PM
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sandwhy(z5, Evanston IL)

The most annoying sunflower-seed-lovers we have here (close to Chicago) are House Sparrows and squirrels! (not a bird, I know). The House Sparrows are pretty aggressive and that's no fun.

A few other birds here that munch on the seeds are:

Finches (House and Purple)
Cardinals and Grosbeaks
Bluejays
Chickadees
Nuthatches and Titmice
Doves/Pigeons
Buntings
and of course, Sparrows.

I don't know if any of these fall within your geographical range, but migratory birds will also feast on the seeds! You never know what you'll get. :)

Enjoy!

Sandy

    Bookmark   April 26, 2006 at 11:36PM
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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

Basically, finches will eat from the flowerheads.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2006 at 9:39AM
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