Should We Use Pepper Seed to Feed Wild Birds? - Gardening and hobby 5

Friday, September 25, 2020

Fig 01- Green peppers have seeds for birds


We may try to attract wild bird by bird feeders to come to our backyard. In fact, we are able to invite hummingbirds with sugary solution.


Please read previous post:

Attracting Hummingbirds by Suitable Feeder at Backyard


Our neighborhoods use mainly commercial bird foods bought in groceries (pet shops).


The problem with the commercial bird foods is a good meal for other wild animals such as:

- squirrels

- raccoon

- rats


Some friends told that wildlife may ride the feeders without giving a chance to birds to consume a single bite.


Fig 02 - A wild bird crossed the neighborhood street


Other animals include deer and bears are interesting with feeders as well. And, even bears able to breaking the feeders to deplete all foods.


Fig 03 - Bell pepper, just for illustration


Few neighbors suggested to use pepper seed to feed wild birds. Most birds love these seeds.


They observed that other animals did not touch the pepper seed. The following animals are avoiding the seed:

- rodent

- squirrels

- raccoon


Should We use Pepper seed to feed wild birds? Yes, I will try this kind of bird food by next spring.


Do you have any special foods to invite wild bird?

22 comments:

  1. I never thought about inviting birds to my yard, this is good to know. Thank you for the tips.

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  2. Hello,

    I do enjoy feeding the birds. I mostly use the black-oiled sunflower seeds day, have a happy weekend. PS, thanks for visiting my blog.

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      Should We Use Pepper Seed to Feed Wild Birds? - Gardening and hobby 5
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      Fig 01- Green peppers have seeds for birds

      We may try to attract wild bird by bird feeders to come to our backyard. In fact, we are able to invite hummingbirds with sugary solution.

      Please read previous post:

      - ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS BY SUITABLE FEEDER AT BACKYARD

      Our neighborhoods use mainly commercial bird foods bought in groceries (pet shops).

      The problem with the commercial bird foods is a good meal for other wild animals such as:
      - squirrels
      - raccoon
      - rats

      Some friends told that wildlife may ride the feeders without giving a chance to birds to consume a single bite.

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  3. I dunno. I think we can feed it with bean, it happens in Indonesia.

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  4. In Germany we feed wild birds with sunflower seeds at winter.

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  5. I usually trow away these seeds, and since we live in a city, actually we are not allowed to feed birds because we already have big problems with some birds like pigeons and seagulls that growing in number and become quite agressive, with people and smaller birds.
    I will remember this tip the next time I will make a trip in nature because I am sure there wil be many happy wild birds.

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      Should We Use Pepper Seed to Feed Wild Birds? - Gardening and hobby 5
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      Fig 02 - A wild bird crossed the neighborhood street

      Other animals include deer and bears are interesting with feeders as well. And, even bears able to breaking the feeders to deplete all foods

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  6. I never heard of feeding the birds pepper seeds. I will definitely try this out as we use a lot of peppers. We use regular bird seed in two of our feeders, sunflowers seed in one and thistle seed ibn the other. My daughter has to bring her birdfeeder in at night as the bears love to eat/destroy her bird feeder. Thanks for the info and have a great Sunday! Be Safe!

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  7. What an interesting post, I have never used seed but I used bread instead hehe
    Thanks for sharing it! Milan is one of my fav cities and I love to discover new places.

    Kisses,
    E.
    https://withcapitale.blogspot.com/2020/09/lilac-or-white.html
    https://www.instagram.com/withcapitaleofficial/

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  8. Yes I've bought birds food before to feed a few birds. They loved it :)

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      Should We Use Pepper Seed to Feed Wild Birds? - Gardening and hobby 5
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      Fig 03 - Bell pepper, just for illustration

      Few neighbors suggested to use pepper seed to feed wild birds. Most birds love these seeds.

      They observed that other animals did not touch the pepper seed. The following animals are avoiding the seed:
      - rodent
      - squirrels
      - raccoon

      Should We use Pepper seed to feed wild birds? Yes, I will try this kind of bird food by next spring.

      Do you have any special foods to invite wild bird?

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  9. You know I had birds pecking at my green peppers so I wondered if they were going for the seeds, never thought to feed the ones I empty out to them though.

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  10. Interesting information. Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards

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  11. That's a nice solution!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  12. I discard these seeds. I live in the city and I don't have bird feeders. But it's interesting information.

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      Should We Use Pepper Seed to Feed Wild Birds? - Gardening and hobby 5
      -
      Fig 01- Green peppers have seeds for birds

      We may try to attract wild bird by bird feeders to come to our backyard. In fact, we are able to invite hummingbirds with sugary solution.

      Please read previous post:

      - ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS BY SUITABLE FEEDER AT BACKYARD

      Our neighborhoods use mainly commercial bird foods bought in groceries (pet shops).

      The problem with the commercial bird foods is a good meal for other wild animals such as:
      - squirrels
      - raccoon
      - rats

      Some friends told that wildlife may ride the feeders without giving a chance to birds to consume a single bite.

      Delete
  13. Thank you very much for useful post!

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  14. Wir haben einen großen Nussbaum im Garten, ich sammle alle Nüsse und füttere damit die Vögel in den Wintermonaten. LG Romy

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  15. I am buying this special seeds for wild birds in the shop, thanks for them some of them have a chance to survive winter

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  16. I know my associate in Savannah added pepper seed to her bird feed and reduced the amount being eaten by squirrels and other animals.

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