sunflower seed alternative

Asked May 3, 2018, 6:20 PM EDT

We are feeding a variety of wild birds, particularly Doves, Sparrows and Bluejays.
Contrary to what we are reading, our birds do not seem to care for in-shell sunflower seeds of any variety. They eat everything else in the various pre-mixes we have offered but not the sunflower seeds. Is there an alternative?
We would like to experiment with home-made seed mixes and would like recommendations.

Placer County California birds wildlife

1 Response

You could try thistle seed instead, many birds love thistle although the drawback is that it is more expensive than sunflower seed.