I wish that Harvest seed came in larger bags. I have always gotten good quality seed from this company. If I had one complaint, it would be the German Millet (the red hard seed that is larger than millet), used in their other variety of seeds. It is not a listed ingredient, and none of my wild birds ever eat it. To be fair, all seed companies use it as a filler, along with cracked corn, and that is why they do not list it. But it does add weight to a bag, so you get less of the seed birds actually eat. Other than that, I give Harvest seed an A+!
This seed blend is great for all of the small bird species and the larger birds like it also. No waste, great buy.
Great products at great prices! Always find what I need. Better than going to store.
Nice to find another option at larger quantity and quality!
Usually no problem with deliveries, but the last time one of the bags had burst open (probably from being dropped) had bird seed from my front porch to my garage.
1. The Finches in our area love chipped sunflower seeds. They won't touch this seed until the sunflower seed feeders are empty. 2. This bird seed grows faster than my grass! My feeders are above crushed rock and I just spent the morning pulling sprouts. 3. We'll stick with chipped sunflower seeds. They're a bit messy but the morning doves clean it up which is a plus.
When this item is shipped with other items the bag tends to rip. Seed goes everywhere and spills out of the box.
my finches LOVE this food and its great for my tube feeders. HOWEVER, one of these last bags I purchased looks like it was half filled with something else. it was a half and half mix of shelled sunflower seeds, peanuts, raisins(?) and some other large seeds. you could literally see the line halfway up the bag where it turned into finch food. not fitting through the finch tube feeding holes. I will still order it, but make sure you check your bag upon arrival!
I had thistle seed in the Finch feeder but wasn't seeing many finches. I dumped the thistle seed out and filled the feeder with Harvest Seed finch food and now the finches are fighting over the perches on the feeder. Most of the time there are 4-6 eating at once with more waiting around for a turn. If you like finches this is the food to buy.
I was hoping to attract back the goldfinches that were here earlier this year before the grackles and starlings took over. I managed to figure out a way to distract these bully birds by offering some of their favorite foods in a separate, more easily accessible feeder, so this mix goes mainly into the tube feeder. Unfortunately, I just saw one goldfinch show up to check out the new food, but flew off without eating anything. He hasn't been back. On the other hand, the house finches, house sparrows, and even chickadees seem to love it. The sparrows tend to toss out some of the nyjer to get to the millet, but interestingly enough, the mourning doves seem to like it. Nothing is wasted. Now I have all sorts of bird seed mixes and feeders to cater to my various feathered friends. I think as this is now summer, and there is actually lots of natural food (including actual thistles and sunflowers), maybe the goldfinch decided they don't need to bother with competing with larger or more aggressive birds. I intend to keep adding this for the rest of the season, and expect this to be especially popular with the return of cold weather. By the way, some of the finch seem to treat this as "dessert". They eat at the safflower feeder for a few minutes, and then hop over to the finch blend. LOL