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Seed blends make bird feeding easier



wildbirds-7108320-6678095Just as people have diverse dining preferences, wild birds also have different food tastes. Many people are learning that these preferences can be indulged to attract the greatest variety of birds to their backyards.

The average backyard can be visited regularly by 15 to 20 different bird species. Bird feeders are successful in attracting birds because they imitate birds’ natural feeding preferences.

“Offering a seed blend is the best way to see a variety of birds,” explained Jacque Lowery, Manager of Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shops at Moana Nursery. “Blends are a mixture of seeds and nuts that numerous birds will enjoy eating.”

Not all blends are created equal. Some blends add cereal grain fillers such as milo, wheat and oats, ingredients not preferred by most birds. In those cases, these fillers are left uneaten and found in a pile on the ground.

“In many instances, you will find inexpensive bird seed blends have a very large quantity of cereal grain fillers,” stated Lowery.  “These fillers add bulk to the bag and lower the price, but they are undesired by the birds.”

Wild Birds Unlimited offers a variety of seed blends that are specially formulated for birds in this area, all free of cereal fillers. Visit the store to learn more about the feeding preferences of the birds in the area.

Wild Birds Unlimited, located inside all three Moana Nursery locations in Reno and Sparks (1100 W. Moana Lane, 11301 S. Virginia St. and 7655 Pyramid Hwy.), is part of the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 275 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events.  Visit www.reno.wbu.com for more information.

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