|Bird Type||Finch, Wild Bird, Songbird||Finch, Wild Bird||Wild Bird, Bluebird, Woodpecker|
|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Natural Fabric, Cotton||Plastic|
|Capacity (Max)||8-ounce||13-oz||1 suet cake|
|Top Ingredients||—||Niger Seed (Guizotia Abyssinica)||—|
Silly me thought they were the same prefilled socks I usually get. Oh well, I needed to add thistle seed to my order anyway. lol
These won't last long as they are pretty small. They can be washed a few times and refilled - but they go fast when they are this small. I prefer the larger longer seed socks.
I used to use the plastic tubes for feeding my goldfinches, but found that the tubes get really messy when they get wet. And the food tends to get moldy toward the middle and bottom. I thought about the metal mesh units, but they don't hold the seed well. Then I tried the mesh white nyjer seed socks for the finch food and found that the birds preferred them. Get a few and watch the finches gather!
we enjoy feeding the wild birds in our backyard and have several types of feeders for different birds. On occaision someone (squirrel) takes the entire sock filled with nyger seeds so we need replacements. These are inexpensive and work great
Ten years in this apartment and I've seen American Goldfinches maybe twice. Now they love the thistle in this feeder, and I see them nearly every day. My House Sparrows have been replaced with House Finches. My only worry is about when the squirrels discover it. I anticipate it will be easy to launder.
I had a problem with chipmunks/squirrels chewing holes in my pre-filled thistle sacks I was buying. These seemed to be made out of a much stronger material and I had hopes these would not suffer the same fate alas, all of them now have holes chewed in them. Still a less expensive way then the prefilled ones, buy a bag of thistle and a handful of these and fill them. I do recommend them, just be aware they can be chewed through...
These bags are great to fill with thistle/nyjer seed for the finches and chickadees. I fill these bags over a bucket to collect seeds that drop; using a funnel might help as well. These bags come without seed so you must purchase the seed separately which I prefer. I appreciate Chewy carrying these bags and purchased two for the summer. Already the birds have almost emptied a bag and it has only been up for about a week!
We feed birds all year around where we live and use these sacks for all of our perching bird feedings. They last pretty well...but birds being birds can be hard on them and holes develop. I try to keep a supply on hand at all times.
Love It so do the birds. Easy to just hang in the tree. Refill when empty.the end
Hi I ordered this because I thought it would work for mealworms based on search hit .. not the case .. way too small. Probably fine for thistle but not what I need