Get More Goldfinch with Hulled Sunflower Chips!
Get more birds for your bucks by offering sunflower seeds without their shells. Hulled sunflower seeds have a high oil content and provide birds with an extra kick of energy. It's an ideal seed to offer in feeders near patios, sidewalks or balconies. Offering hulled sunflower is also cost efficient because you're not paying for the shells that are not consumed. No shells means no mess under your feeder, too. Offer sunflower chips to your Goldfinch by putting up a squirrel proof feeder near your Nyjer feeders - the Goldfinch will go back and forth between the two food options and end up staying longer at your feeders.
• Opossums begin breeding (peak is in February).
• Raccoons and squirrels begin their breeding seasons.
• January is a great month to watch wintering Bald Eagles.
• Cedar Waxwings can be seen traveling in large flocks.
• Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.
• Cardinals flocking; they're usually the first and last birds to be seen at feeders.
• Listen for Great Horned Owls' "hoot" as they pair up for mating season.
• During late January or early February, Great Horned Owls will be sitting on their eggs.
• White-tailed Deer bucks are shedding their antlers, marking the end of breeding season.
• Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!