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Re: birdfood


BOSF is all they get here too.

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] birdfood


> I wish I could do that Pam, I just can't. My friend Claudia has feeders
for
> several different types of food and the birds go to their preference, but
> here they either eat the BOSF seed or go somewhere else.............Oh
well.
> A
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 6/28/2005 10:59:25 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] birdfood
> >
> > At the feed store, they call me the bird lady.  I mix 2 parts wild
> > bird seed mix w/ 1 part safflower and 1 part striped sunflower seed
> > and all my birds go nuts for it.  Do the nyger thing in a tube feeder
> > from fall until late Spring for Jesse's (and Fran's & Tricia's)
> > goldfinches who winter here.   Happy fat birdies in my yard.  The
> > robins and mourning doves are so fat, it's a wonder they can still
> > fly.
> >
> >
> > On 6/28/05, A A HODGES <hodgesaa@earthlink.net> wrote:
> > > Sounds like some retarded marketing technique to me Kitty. I'd be much
> more
> > > inclined to buy something that said "all natural." why can't they just
> > > leave stuff alone? I don't get it. I've made it a point to plant lots
of
> > > fruiting plants for my birds so I don't bother buying any other kind
of
> > > food besides black oil SF (and suet in the winter). I know some birds
> > > prefer different types but who can afford all that? I was having a
hard
> > > time affording the sunflower seed til I made some changes in the
> budget.  I
> > > would just hate to stop feeding my birds. Except of course I still get
> > > those darned rats! And now I have a bunny living in the yard believe
it
> or
> > > not. It's avoided the dogs so far, and has only eaten grass and weeds
> that
> > > I can see. I hope it stays that way.................
> > > A
> > >
> > > Andrea H
> > > Beaufort, SC
> > >
> > >
> > > > [Original Message]
> > > > From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> > > <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Date: 6/28/2005 5:42:54 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] birdfood
> > > >
> > > > You don't see that here.  I was pretty happy to see the cardinal
> family.
> > > > Kitty
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 1:45 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] birdfood
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Sounds like an attempt at marketing birdfood in the same manner as
> pet
> > > > food,
> > > > > i.e. to appeal to humans.  As ridiculous as it sounds to us I'm
> sure it
> > > > will
> > > > > work well.
> > > > >
> > > > > Did I tell you all about the cute sight I witnessed the other day?
> Mr.
> > > > and
> > > > > Mrs. Wild Turkey were taking their offspring on a stroll through
the
> > > > > recently mown hay field across the street.  It was really adorable
> --
> > > > mother
> > > > > and daddy together with about five little turkeys in single file
> behind.
> > > > >
> > > > > zem
> > > > > zone 7
> > > > > West TN
> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> > > > > <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:42 PM
> > > > > Subject: [CHAT] birdfood
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > >I heard quite a bit of chatter outside my window the other day,
so
> I
> > > had
> > > > to
> > > > > > check.  Mom and Dad Cardinal were showing the youngster the
ropes.
> > > They
> > > > > > were checking out the birdbath which I keep filled with fresh
> water.
> > > It
> > > > > > made me think I should check the bird feeder.  (I don't worry
> about
> > > that
> > > > > > much in summer, but still..)  This feeder holds a lot of seed so
I
> > > don't
> > > > > > fill it often.  It was EMPTY!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > So, just now I picked up a 10# bag of Oil of Sunflower,
> everybody's
> > > > > > favorite.  But while looking for it at WalMart I found "Trail
Mix"
> > > > > > birdfood
> > > > > > and other mixes.  They sounded yummy even from my
> perspective...and
> > > then
> > > > I
> > > > > > saw it...the last ingredient was artificial berry flavoring,
> > > artificial
> > > > > > cherry flavoring.  Since when do birds require artificial
> flavorings?
> > > > > > What's wrong with the ingredients in these blends that the birds
> need
> > > > the
> > > > > > flavor enhanced?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Kitty
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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> >
> > -- 
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
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