Bird species that regularly feed on safflower seeds include:
Black-capped chickadees, Black-headed grosbeaks, Blue jays, Carolina chickadees, Downy woodpeckers, Evening grosbeaks, House finches, Indigo buntings, Mourning doves, Northern cardinals, Purple finches, Red-bellied woodpeckers, Rose-breasted grosbeaks, Tufted titmice,
Other bird species may also sample safflower seeds if they are available, but the best feature of these seeds is not the birds that eat them, but the birds that won't. Safflower seeds have a bitter flavor and a different shape than other types of birdseed, and grackles, blackbirds, and European starlings will typically leave these seeds alone. This makes safflower an ideal addition to feeding stations where these "bully birds" might dominate feeders. Many squirrels will also avoid safflower seed and will not disturb feeders where safflower is offered, though chipmunks have been known to prefer the seed. Baffles and other steps to squirrel-proof a bird feeder are still wise precautions to prevent pests from taking advantage of the feeders.
This classic ingredient is an amazing source of nourishment for wild birds and other wildlife. Our Premium Unblended Peanut Splits make a tasty addition to just about any backyard recipe and contain high levels of fat, providing much-needed energy for wild critters, young and old.
Siegel's Premium Bird Seed
This corn-free Classic Recipe is sure to keep your birds singing thanks to an abundance of Premium Black Oil Sunflower Seeds. Balanced, blended, and craft-scented to attract a colorful variety of wild birds, this is one of our favorites for those times when you just want to fill up your feeder and watch the birds flock to enjoy delicious food worth chirping about.
Folks in our area love to feed the birds ... winter, spring, summer, and fall bring a large variety of birds.
Siegels carries a variety of feed, feeders, bird houses, suet cakes (and suet cake holders).
Raw Peanuts in Shell
This American favorite isn’t just for baseball games or counter-tops; it’s also an amazing source of nutrition for wild birds and other wildlife. Our Premium Unblended In-Shell Peanuts contain high levels of fat, providing much-needed energy for wild critters, young and old.
Economy Bird Seed
The best economy bird food! This Classic Recipe is an everyday staple that has been fed by serious birders everywhere for decades. Using economical ingredients that birds consistently enjoy, this blend is sure to fill the feeders without emptying your pockets.
Nyjer Thistle Seed
We love finches. And we’ve learned a lot about what they love, too. For instance, did you know that goldfinches can tell the difference between fresh seed and seed that has been dried out due to exposure or age? (We’ve learned this the hard way!) That’s why every bag of our Premium Unblended Nyjer Thistle Seed is fully resealable and packed fresh, ensuring that even the pickiest of eaters will be satisfied. If you’re looking to attract more of that brilliant yellow to your feeder, look no further! We’ve packed this bag especially for you.
Black Oil Sunflower Seed
Black Oil Sunflower Seed is a popular ingredient for just about any blend of bird seed thanks to its high nutrient value and thin shell, which makes for easy access to the yummy seed inside. It’s a favorite because such a wide range of birds will happily flock to it. Our Premium Unblended Black Oil Sunflower Seed goes over and above to ensure optimal feedability. Every bag is packed fresh in our own facility to provide a top-quality ingredient that is always clean, safe, bug-free, and ready-to-feed.
For decades, cracked corn has been a versatile, affordable feeding staple for birders and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The perfect food for attracting both songbirds and waterfowl, our Premium Unblended Cracked Corn is packed fresh to ensure that your feathered and four-legged friends get delicious food that stays fresh, clean, bug-free, and ready-to-feed.
Striped Sunflower Seeds
If songbirds make you smile, then this is likely to as well. Our Premium Unblended Striped Sunflower Seed is a high-quality, high-fat, high-oil ingredient with a thicker hull than traditional Black Oil Sunflower Seed, making it an ideal food for enticing a larger variety of songbirds to your feeder. It’s been one of our favorite songbird-approved ingredients for many years. We know you’ll love it, too!