Saturday, August 6, 2011

26 :: Burst of Sun

Sunflower [Helianthus genus]

I feed my outside friends a mix of cracked corn and black-oil sunflower seeds. Some of the seed that is not eaten or carried away by the chipmunks actually grows into mini sunflowers. These seeds are very fatty, full of protein and easy to shell. I have had 15+ species of birds feasting in my backyard; typical day 7-9 species, returning all day.