Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UpgraderGirl Spring!
Just in time for spring! Hoping to promote nesting in my tree and attract more visual entertainment for myself and my house-bound cats. The quality of this feed mix is exceptional. I couldn't help but try a cashew! Pretty good! I wish I was a little quicker with a camera, but so far, I've seen a couple female cardinals, some gorgeous robins, and some doves house hunting. I'm still hoping to catch a glimpse of some birds that are typically a little more rare in the city. It's definitely a huge hit with the squirrels! I don't particularly mind because I enjoy squirrels as much as birds, as do my cats. But if you prefer to keep squirrels out, you'll definitely want a squirrel-proof feeder. The ziploc bag makes storage easy but be sure to remove the 'stay-fresh' packet from the mix before presenting outdoors. Comes with a great pamphlet with tips for feeding, what foods attract what birds, and where to find more information on Ornithology.
April 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Good Bird Food
I personally didn't taste it, I do see the birds and squirrels really liking it so it must be good to them. It has nuts and fruit in the mix and it doesn't run out of the wire mess basket that I have it in. I have seen several new species of birds that were not coming around before eating at the feeder with the new food. Squirrels seem to enjoy it too. They seem to enjoy it to much. I would say it is a good food if you don't have squirrels (7) coming to the feeder.
February 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by countrygirl13 Fruit and Nut Bird Food
The first two days all the birds and even the squirrels ignored this food, finally the one woodpecker went to the feeder and tried some and now the birds are eating it. It smells similar to human trail mix although a bit sweeter and that may be what kept the birds away for two days. My feeders are normally emptied within a few days after filling them with seed yet all of mine I used this food in still have quite a bit left. It seems to be high quality but my birds don't seem all that enthused with it.
March 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Child of Sea Good mix!
I am pleased with Lyric bird foods and this is, for the most part, a very good choice. The birds devour it -- except for the corn. The squirrels won't eat the corn either. I thought birds and squirrels liked corn, but none in my yard! It could be that I generally feed no mess foods and they are spoiled! I'll continue to buy Lyric foods, but will avoid any with corn. I don't like the mess on the ground and there are several other choices. If your birds eat corn, go for it. It has lots of whole cashews and almonds, as well as the other ingredients listed on the description. I just have picky visitors!
February 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Redrifle14 Draws all the birds!!!
I bought a 5 lb bag of this seed with the purchase of one of my feeders. It was the first food the birds started going to! My chickadees, sparrows, red headed woodpecker, blue jays, cardinals all love it. Squirrels love it too and pick up off the ground anything knocked out. Best feed for anyone wanting a variety of birds to come to their yard.
April 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cl6809 The birds haven't touched it
We got a new bird feeder - the kind that prevents squirrels from getting in - and of course needed some bird seed. We have the bird feeder hanging about 3 feet away from the bird bath, and the birds spend lots of time in the bath but haven't touched the seed. Maybe we should put it out for the squirrels instead, because so far it looks like it's just going to waste.
March 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CheesePatrol Birds love it
Ever since I put this food out in my bird feeder, bluejays and mockingbirds have been a constant presence in my yard. They seem to love this stuff and I don't blame them as it very closely resembles trail mix. Pigeons, finches, and wild parakeets don't seem to care for it though. The only downside to using it is that sometimes the bigger pieces jam up in my bird feeder, leaving the tray around it empty and thus no accessible food for the birds.
February 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NEMajorDude To my eyes, it seems great...
I'm in a bit of a quandary about this Lyric Wild Bird Food. I've been feeding my birds for years and years, and I've developed a mix of regular bird seed and sunflower seeds that my birds love. I also throw out peanuts in the shell (some for the birds, some for the squirrels). I used to feed them pre-shelled peanuts as well, but they got too expensive. So when I saw a bird food with peanuts and fruit, I thought my guys would love it! I thought they'd really go for it and I'd add it for a treat now and then, if not a daily addition. I'm a bit perplexed as to why they didn't go for it enthusiastically. They ate everything BUT the new food. Finally after nearly 24 hours, I noticed most of the fruit was gone, but most of the nuts still there. This is really odd, because I would have thought the squirrels (at least) would have been all over some pre-shelled peanuts. I can also say that after a couple days, all the new food was eaten. I'm just perplexed as to why they didn't chow down heartily and quickly on this new food, because it looks and smells very good. :-\
I've concluded that it's possible that the key in my case is that this was exactly that - NEW food for them. My guess is they simply didn't recognize it as food. All I can tell you is that after several twice a day feedings now, they still aren't really going for the new food. They're eating it now, but usually my feedings are completely gone in less than an hour... and that's the way I like it, as I don't want extra food attracting any other critters except my birds (had a skunk wander by for several days a couple summers ago... I'd really rather not attract him back!). This bird food stays around for at least an entire day.
So, everything that I've learned about birds over the years says they should LOVE this Lyric Wild Bird Food. Unfortunately I can only imagine that I've been giving my birds the same food for so long that they've gotten used to my blend, and are not too anxious to 'go out on a limb' and try something else, even though I thought they would.
March 17, 2016