Often overlooked or dismissed as an inferior birdseed filler, corn is an actually a great option for birds! Whole Corn is great for bigger birds. Being rich in both protein and fibre, it is an excellent ulterior option for Birders to use in feeders.
Many of our ground-feeding feathery friends like corn, so anything falling off of the cob or even a cob placed on the ground is going to be eaten. Large tray feeders are perfect for this particular snack, allowing Birders to lay it in the feeder.
This is also a much loved treat among other wildlife. Just like with peanuts, a separate feeder or feeding area is ideal to deter deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and racoons from your bird feeders. It can also be used to distract bigger birds, such as cardinals, from eating all your Nyjer seed!
Although a lot of birds will eat Corn, some flock...
- Mourning Doves
- Common Grackles
- White Throated Sparrows
- Blue Jays
- Red Winged Blackbirds