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Re: birdseed, raccoons

Interesting.  My Texas birdies love it.  Maybe California birdies have
more discriminating palates??  LOL.

On Apr 4, 2005 7:34 PM, Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net> wrote:
> See- my luck with safflower has been lousy.  No one ate it.  I finally
> tossed it and went back to shelled sunflower.
> Theresa
> Pam Evans wrote:
> >I mix the safflower w/ the wild bird seed and the squirrels here will
> >actually spit it out.  They leave my feeders alone now too which is
> >great.  I mentioned that to Andrea off-list hoping it would help w/
> >her land rodent problem.  And cardinals adore the safflower seed.
> >win-win situation.
> >
> >
> >On Apr 2, 2005 10:18 AM, Chris@widom-assoc.com <Chris@widom-assoc.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>As usual, I'm days behind in reading my e-mail, but I wanted to mention that
> >>safflower seed is nearly hull-less and the squirrels don't like it quite as
> >>well as sunflower seeds.  The birds don't show a preference, so I buy it
> >>when I see it available. Oh, Auralie, I read that grackles and starlings
> >>don't like it!  http://www.hummzinger.biz/safflower-seed.htm
> >>
> >>I kind of like the idea of sharing the environment with whatever wildlife we
> >>get.  I'm not happy when the rabbits nibble off the tops of my tulips or the
> >>raccoons eat the giant snails in my tub garden, but I figure that they were
> >>here first!  I try to adapt without doing harm.  Luckily, no deer have found
> >>their way here (even though they are on an estate only a mile away). If all
> >>my pots were being dug up every night, I'm not sure what I'd do!
> >>
> >>When the raccoons were coming into the house through our cat door (when we
> >>used one years ago), they were very well mannered.  They ate the cat's food
> >>and casually retreated through the house and out the door when we arrived
> >>home at night!  Well, we became more diligent about locking the cat door
> >>after that!  I haven't seen as many raccoons around here lately, but I
> >>remember one time when we had seven mulling around our back deck, probably
> >>waiting for us to open up!
> >>
> >>Chris
> >>Long Island, NY
> >>Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> >>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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