Wild Bird Food by Sommer

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Sommer, a former biology teacher and zookeeper in Germany, spends much of her time online, answering calls from veterinarians, members of the military and local game wardens. She also takes in feral animals and baby birds that have been taken in as pets and have grown bigger, wilder and uncontrollable.

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Sunflower Blend

Sunflower blend is a waste free mix of hulled sunflower, safflower, white millet and striped sunflower that will satisfy a wide variety of birds in your yard. This blend attracts a variety of birds at the feeder and also provides a source of food for juncos, doves, and towhees on the ground.

A powerhouse of nutrition, sunflower seeds are loaded with polyunsaturated fats that are good for your heart health. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, niacin, B6, and pantothenic acid.

They are also a great source of fiber, which can help keep you feeling full for longer and prevent constipation. They also promote a healthy digestive system and regulate blood sugar levels.

They contain a good amount of niacin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid which help reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease. They also contain magnesium and potassium which lower blood pressure. The fatty acids present in them, particularly linoleic acid, can help your body produce a hormone-like compound that relaxes your blood vessels and minimizes your blood pressure.

Cherry Blend

Cherry blend is one of the most popular aromatics on the market. This sweet tobacco is ideal for those who enjoy fruity flavors when smoking, but don’t want to deal with tongue bite.

It is also a very mellow blend that you can enjoy any time of day or night. The taste is mainly cherry, and the vanilla adds just the right amount of sweetness.

Cherries are a natural source of antioxidants, polyphenols and phytosterols. These nutrients help to reduce cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood. They also improve memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Moreover, cherries are a natural vasodilator and are good for promoting exercise recovery. They are rich in potassium, which is needed to build muscle and break down carbohydrates. They also contain vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and helps prevent infections. Lastly, cherries contain anthocyanins that are a powerful antioxidant and have anti-inflammatory properties. They also have a low glycemic index.

Peanut Blend

Peanut blend is a high-energy food that attracts a wide range of species. Specifically designed for attracting wild birds that have big seed-cracking bills, this mix contains 30% sunflowers along with white millet, milo, safflower, peanut splits and wheat.

Peanuts have a very high energy content, providing up to 50 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of protein for human consumption. It is also rich in vitamins, including vitamin E and niacin.

It is also a heart healthy source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. In addition, peanuts contain good levels of copper, iron, manganese and phosphorus.

This blend is excellent for cooking fried foods, and its low saturated fat and balanced poly- and monounsaturated fats make it healthier than many other frying oils. It also helps prevent oxidative rancidity, which can cause off-flavors in food products.

Peanut oil is also a valuable source of antioxidants, mainly tocopherols. It also contains high concentrations of squalene and oleic acid, which help protect against oxidative rancidity that can affect product shelf life.

Suet

Suet is a popular wild bird food that provides birds with a high-calorie boost during cold weather. It’s also a great food for insect-eating species such as chickadees and titmice.

It can be purchased from a wild bird supply store or garden center, and shaped into cakes and chunks to fit specialized suet feeders. Some people even make their own suet.

The key to using suet is to keep it fresh in winter and cool during the summer. It goes rancid quickly in warmer temperatures and can clog the feathers of birds that eat it, so only offer it during cold weather.

A less expensive option is to buy suet fat trimmings from your local butcher, who may give them away for free or sell them at a discount. It is possible to make your own suet, but you’ll have to render the fat by heating it and straining out the impurities. This process is called “suetmaking,” and it takes time.