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No sprout bird seed and winter feeding
Zamzows No Sprout is the perfect answer for the ultimate gardener or landscaper who also loves to share their space with wild birds.  "No Grow, No Waste, No Mess" is achieved through the XtremeClean 5-Stage cleaning process, which includes hulling, cracking and steam treatment of the component seeds.  Gardeners and those that take pride in a weed-free lawn need not be concerned about discarded shells or sprouts popping up among prized roses or in the family play area. No Sprout is available by the pound, and in  20 and 40lb bags and is comprised of hulled,milled sunflower hearts, millet, cracked corn, shelled peanuts and steam-treated Nyjer thistle. According to Bird Watcher's Digest,  "Good mixed  seed has a large amount of sunflower seed, cracked corn, white proso millet,  and perhaps some peanut hearts. The really cheap bags of mixed seed sold at  grocery stores can contain the least useful seeds."  So, in No Sprout, we have the perfect mixture for birds found in and around the Treasure Valley.  Finches, Mourning Doves, Grosbeak, Sparrows, Towhees, Pine Siskens and their cousins, the American Goldfinch are just a few of the varieties that will be attracted to your feeder.  Customers that frequent our State Street store in Boise live along the river plain, in the Foothills and in the high valleys north on Highway 55.  Birds spotted at and around their feeders this winter have been those listed above as well as Downy & Hairy Woodpeckers, Oregon Juncos ("snowbirds"), Flickers, Cedar & Bohemian Waxwings, Quail,  and even Lazuli Bunting ( a bright blue bird, smaller than the Mountain Bluebird, with red breast and white bars on their wings). In the winter, it is especially important to provide a source of water to wild birds.  Pond & birdbath heaters are readily available and water can be as much an attraction as food when natural sources are frozen.  The Goldfinch gather to drink and on warmer days, you will find the Juncos taking a dip!! Contrary to popular belief, late winter to early spring is the most critical time to feed wild birds ( February through April).  Many of us taper off by now, but this is when the natural sources of seeds & berries have been depleted.  Some other feeding suggestions are suet cakes (the fat from nuts & oils provides a high energy source), fruit and berries, and even meal-worms!  The Waxwings are particular to some of our landscape plants, such as pyracantha, heirloom roses, and contteaster, which have bright red fruits in the autumn. You can try to entice them by offering raisins and sliced fruit.   The Goldfinch love their Nyjer thistle and are very brave for such little birds, hovering in nearby trees while you fill their feeders, scolding in sweet canary voices.
Our family placed one feeder in the yard within viewing distance from our backdoor  to amuse our 90 year old mother.  What began as an amusement for her has brought hours of interest and enjoyment  to all of us.  It is one thing to have a lovely yard and quite another to share with and provide wildlife a haven in the winter months. Hoping you will enjoy this pastime as much as we have...... No Sprout is just one of the many answers Zamzows has for your wild bird feeding needs.
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By JimMartin on 1/13/2006 |
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By Cammie 'cldcat' Dietrich @ 3/25/2008 2:37 PM
I have tried every type of bird food from every store and I can tell you that the "no sprout" is the best deal for what you are providing your wild birds and is a very fair price. I used to to through tons of poor quality bird food that contained tons of fillers..now that I use the "no sprout" I go through less food, the birds are happier, my wallet is happier and I am feeding them a higher quality food so they get full faster. The fact that it doesn't sprout little unwanted plants in my flower beds is a major plus and there is no mess left over after feeding. I have attracted a ton of different birds with this blend. Try it! You'll love it!
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