Many birds start to migrate in mid-August, and the demand for nourishment increases at this time. Not only are birds hungrier at this time of year, but as fall draws near, both migrant and non-migrant birds will establish their winter feeding territory. There is no better time than now to establish your yard as a bird banquet for the winter!
Here is simple, easy recipe for a basic bird seed mix, to get you started.
Basic Bird Mix
50 percent sunflower seed
35 percent white proso millet
15 percent cracked corn
Combine the seed, millet, and corn in a large container. Store in a dry trash can or storage can with a tight-fitting lid. This mixture can be offered in a tube, hopper, or platform feeder.
Black oil sunflower seed is a great choice because it is higher in calories.
By Annie B. Bond