The Safflower Solution
Sunflower-eating birds love Safflower; squirrels and blackbirds don’t.
If you are looking to be more exclusive with your bird feeding, Safflower may be the solution for you. Many of your favorite birds will enjoy safflower, yet squirrels and many nuisance birds typically don't. Safflower can be offered in hopper, platform, or tube feeders, and it is especially helpful for window or deck feeders where grackles or squirrels may be a problem. Offer safflower gradually, mixing it with the seed blends you currently provide, and over time, you'll end up with a dining spot for all kinds of birds, including House Finches, woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees.