The no-mess wild bird feeder has the advantage of being easy to clean and suitable for many species of birds. Some of the common ingredients found in no-mess bird seed mixes are: sunflower kernels, peanut pieces, and shelled pumpkin seeds. Cracked corn, peanuts, and white or red millet also have shells. And since few birds actually eat the whole kernels, these seed mixes are ideal for flower beds and flowerbeds where a messy bird feeder is not a good idea.
Ingredients in a no mess bird seed mix
No mess seed mixes are a good way to attract birds to your yard. Hi-Energy No Mess mix is a no mess bird seed that contains high-energy ingredients and eliminates waste and mess. It is compatible with most feeders and contains no shell residues or germinating seeds. Peanuts are also great for attracting birds, and you can purchase live or dried ones. Dried peanuts are especially good for bluebirds, and many other species of birds.
Cracked corn, for example, is less expensive than pistachios and is popular among ground feeders. European Starlings and House Sparrows also prefer cracked corn, which is a good choice for ground feeders. In addition to cracked corn and sunflower seeds, you can also look for mixes with peanuts and other nut pieces. Some no mess mixes even contain peanuts, a great source of oil and low-cost, non-mess alternative.
Suitable for attracting a variety of birds
You can attract a variety of birds by providing a no-mess wild bird feeder. Several types of bird seed can be offered. Black-Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular choice for attracting many kinds of birds, including sparrows, cardinals, and nuthatches. This seed is rich in protein and fats and is safe to leave on your porch or deck.
Suet cakes are a popular type of food for woodpeckers. Suet cakes are made of beef suet, cracked corn, black oil sunflower seeds, and grain by-products. Suet cakes are also very popular for attracting woodpeckers and other birds. Suet cakes are also a great food for many types of birds, including bluebirds and cardinals.
Another type of no-mess wild bird feeder is made of Nyjer thistle seed, which is an ideal food source for small songbirds. The feeder’s rubber Flexports will prevent seeds from spilling out, while the serving suet is safe for smaller birds and squirrels. This type of feeder is also very economical. The feeder comes with a glass bowl for easy clean-up.
Ideal for flower beds
The no mess finch feeder is an excellent choice for small songbirds. It uses Nyjer thistle seed that will not spill, and features rubber Flexports to prevent leakage. This type of feeder can also be used with serving suet instead of seeds, and the added bonus is that it is safe for smaller birds and squirrels. These birds are attracted to the suet, and won’t leave your flower bed full of unsightly seed shells.
No mess hummingbird feeders are another option. Hummingbird feeders are also popular because of the sugar water they use to attract birds. The saucer-style feeders will help keep out ants, bees, and other pesky visitors. If you’re trying to attract orioles, try offering them grape jelly or an orange half. You can put these ingredients in the glass bowl included with the feeder.
Easy to clean
In order to clean your wild bird feeder, you first need to disassemble it. Next, use a rake to remove any debris. Steel-tined rakes work best. Then, use a solution of one cap of bleach in one gallon of water to wash the feeder thoroughly. Wait between 30 and 60 minutes for the solution to work. After the rinsing process is complete, you can hang the feeder to dry.
If you choose a good-quality feeder, it should be easy to clean. Besides, good-quality feeders protect the bird seed from dirt, insects, and other elements. Clean it regularly, especially if it’s busy. If you can’t manage to clean it, simply remove the feeder altogether. You can’t be sure that the birds will survive without it. Cleaning it regularly will ensure that the birds are kept healthy and happy.