Pete’s Pics

Northern Cardinal Stares at Camera

June 13, 2024

The Northern Cardinal was originally found in the Southeastern United States, but in recent decades that have been expanding northwards. Now you may see them as far north as Canada! This northern expansion may be thanks to the Northern Cardinal being able to find consistent food during the winter months...

Beautiful Northern Cardinal

June 11, 2024

The Northern Cardinal is so popular that it is the official state bird for SEVEN eastern states. Who can blame them! They are STUNNING.  Try putting out safflower or black oil sunflower or Valley Farms Cardinal Mix to attract them to your backyard.

Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak Eating Safflower Seed

June 09, 2024

Grosbeaks are a member of the cardinal family. While they don’t look very similar, you may notice that they both have very large beaks. They have something else in common; They both LOVE safflower seed. Safflower Seed is a small highly nutritious seed. Its tough shell and bitter taste keep...

Tiny Chipmunk Climbing Up to Get Bird Seed

June 07, 2024

Safflower is the birder's biggest secret for keeping the squirrels off bird feeders, but sprinkle some on your porch or patio to see little chipmunks stopping by for a snack. They love it!

Hairy Woodpecker Eating Valley Farms Finch Food

June 05, 2024

While filling your feeder with Valley Farms Wild Finch to attract beautiful goldfinch, house finch, purple finch, or pine siskin to your backyard, you may be surprised that woodpeckers will also stop by for a snack. Woodpeckers have long, narrow tongues that may help them eat out of a finch...