Posted: May 22nd, 2023
From the results above it can be seen that more birds visited the feeders during afternoon hours as compared to morning hours. This may be due to the feeding habits of the different species of birds that were observed at the feeders. The feeder with black oil sunflower seeds had more bird visitations than the one with a mixed blend of seeds. This is because more birds prefer the black oil sunflower seeds because of their high oil content (Montes 3).
The â€œhigh oil content readily provides the energy required by the birds to liveâ€ (National bird Feeding Society, par. 3 ). Mixed seed often attracts many birds of different kinds as they can find something they prefer in the blend. But it may attract fewer birds as compared to black oil sunflower seeds which are naturally preferred by many seed-eating birds. Usually backyard feeders often attract large numbers of birds averaging about 50 birds a day. However, in this particular study fewer birds were observed (an average of 25 birds a day for the black oil sunflower feeder and 19 birds a day for the mixed blend feeder).
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