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Customer Reviews for Pennington Premium 20 lb. Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed Food

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Model #100542057

Store SKU #1005065076

  • 100% black oil sunflower seed attracts a wide variety of birds
  • Compatible with gazebo, hopper, platform and tube bird feeders
  • Attracts cardinals, woodpeckers, titmice, juncos and more

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  • 4.5
    out of 2,032 reviews
  • 80% recommend this product
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Birds love them
As my wife says don’t buy cheap food, you get nothing but riff-raff
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    What is this horrible debris in the bag?
    I always buy theses seeds each month for my birds and Squirrels . This latest bag is awful !It looks like a mixture of dirt and debris along with the seeds. What happened?
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    Response from Pennington TeamNov 10, 2023
    Hello, we're sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with our product. Thanks for letting us know. Hearing about your experience is important to us. We hope you'll consider giving us a call at 1-800-285-7333 so we can learn more. pennington
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      A bird in the hand
      The birds love it. The problem is that the squirrels love it too and guess who comes out ahead all the time?
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      The squirrels are loving their new feed house and there...
      The squirrels are loving their new feed house and there is being eaten rapidly. Occasionally the birds eat it too.
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      Response from Pennington TeamMay 15, 2023
      Thank you for providing us with your feedback. pennington
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      1 found this review helpful
      Full of debris
      This birdseed is full of debris (plant stems, wood chips, even some corn kernels, and really dusty. I’m disappointed in the amount of filler that is inedible for the birds and clogs the screen-type feeder we have. It’s also ridiculously hard to open. The birds like the seeds well enough, but I won’t be buying this brand again.
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      Response from Pennington TeamJul 21, 2022
      We hate to hear there was debris in our bird seed! Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-285-7333 so we can better discuss your concern. pennington
        1 found this review helpful
        This seed has a little bit of debris included but...
        This seed has a little bit of debris included but I've found the same with every brand of sunflower. Overall happy with the product. This mainly attracts black capped chickadees in my yard.
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          Birds love it!
          Birds love it!
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          This new product costs about $2 more for 11 pounds than Wagners cost for 11 or 12 pounds. The con...
          This new product costs about $2 more for 11 pounds than Wagners cost for 11 or 12 pounds. The container was also loaded with useless dust that added to the weight but ends up being thrown out. I don't feel like this is a value of any kind and will be buying my black oil sunflower seed elsewhere from now on. Color me disappointed
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          Response from Pennington TeamJan 19, 2021
          Hi - We apologize for your negative experience with our product. Please contact our customer service department toll-free at 1-800-285-7333 so we may assist you further. Thank you. pennington
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          Not Premium at All!
          Expensive compared to competition. Full of stems and other seeds, which is part of the weight I paid for. this is premium junk!
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          Response from Pennington TeamDec 4, 2020
          Hi Mtnman, We certainly wouldn't expect this product to cause an experience like this, so we'd like to chat further with you about this. When you have a moment, please give our consumer care center a call at 1-800-285-7333. Thank you. pennington
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            This is a huge bag ! Bigger than I expected and will last a while. I finally starting seeing smal...
            This is a huge bag ! Bigger than I expected and will last a while. I finally starting seeing small, brown bird visitors about two weeks ago in my area. They do enjoy eating the seeds and sometimes are not able to eat the black seeds in the mix as well and make a small mess. Overall - does the job for my feeder ! Hoping to see colorful birds soon!
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            The birds love this seed. Can't seem to keep my feeder full.
            The birds love this seed. Can't seem to keep my feeder full.
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            1 found this review helpful
            Great seed for attracting many different birds (and a few squirrels).
            Great seed for attracting many different birds (and a few squirrels).
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            2 found this review helpful
            My birds are very happy with this seed.
            My birds are very happy with this seed.
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            1 found this review helpful
            This was about 98% sunflower seeds. A bit of fluff and a couple corn kernels mixed in, but nothin...
            This was about 98% sunflower seeds. A bit of fluff and a couple corn kernels mixed in, but nothing the birds would scoff at.
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            2 found this review helpful
            Love the mulch , it keeps the plants from drying out!
            Love the mulch , it keeps the plants from drying out!
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            The cardinals, cowbirds, ruby finches, and the occasional Blue Grosbeaks seem to really like them...
            The cardinals, cowbirds, ruby finches, and the occasional Blue Grosbeaks seem to really like them. Thank you!
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            Cardinals bless this sunflower seed and house finches flock to it. Chickadees and juncos, too. T...
            Cardinals bless this sunflower seed and house finches flock to it. Chickadees and juncos, too. There were no moths hatching from the bag and there is less trash (stems and other inedibles) than other brands. So it's a good value for us and there are generations of song birds thriving with it.
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            1 found this review helpful
            Love this seed. Cleanest I’ve found and at a fair...
            Love this seed. Cleanest I’ve found and at a fair price.
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            Sunflower seeds are a staple of my tube feeders here in the NW. My house has woods directly behi...
            Sunflower seeds are a staple of my tube feeders here in the NW. My house has woods directly behind. I usually fill both tub feeders with black-oiled sunflower seeds with perhaps a smattering of "yellow seed mixes". I have a tray on one for the odd birds that are used to ground feed (like juncos and such). I usually throw in a handful of shelled peanuts for the occasional jay as well (the tub feeders hang off my house on a bracket so rats, squirrels and such cannot get to my feeder. As for these seeds, I have found that black sunflower rather than the striped varieties are more desired by birds. Further, oiled better than not. Although easy for birds to hatch open, if you have your feeders on a patio, you may want shelled bags. Be cautious though when buying no-mess seeds. The shell protects the seed and keeps it from drying out and becoming rancid. These will have a shorter shelf life. Buy bags that have a packaging date on them. Otherwise, stick to the shelled varieties like this one. My birds drained these two tube feeders in 8-9 days. In the past week, I have seen bright yellow Townsend Warblers at my feeder and a few pine siskins. These birds seldom come to a feeder with the plethora of food in the giant pines just behind me.
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            The Pennington Premium Black Oil Sunflower Seeds were intact and in their shells. We have lots of...
            The Pennington Premium Black Oil Sunflower Seeds were intact and in their shells. We have lots of cardinals, doves, chickadees, and wrens eating in our feeders and they all seem happy with these seeds. There are a few twigs and debris mixed in, but it is a small amount and no more or no less than other brands. The twigs and debris were relatively small and they did not clog up our feeders. I did not find any other seeds such as corn and there was very little dust. The 10 pound bag was much easier for my wife to handle and after filling the feeders the remainder fit easily into a five gallon bucket that could be covered to keep the sunflower seeds fresh.
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            Black Oil Sunflower Seed seem to be the catch 22 of bird seed. If you enjoy almost instantaneou...
            Black Oil Sunflower Seed seem to be the catch 22 of bird seed. If you enjoy almost instantaneous attractions to feathered friend the seed will give you what you are looking for. This however comes with a price. The birds and ground critter do not consume the shells of the seed and what is left on the ground is a mess. The seed goes fast....almost half empty feeder after the first day of putting the seed out for our bird community which is all types including unfortunately alot of black crows who chase away the beautiful colorful smaller bird.
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            Birds love it. We even got some sunflower plants to grow and had about 15 sunflowers bloom from ...
            Birds love it. We even got some sunflower plants to grow and had about 15 sunflowers bloom from them
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            Very excited to try this Pennington product I love seeing the birds come into my yard. Being reti...
            Very excited to try this Pennington product I love seeing the birds come into my yard. Being retired this is a fun thing to do in the morning. The quality seems excellent and it didn't take much time for the birds to notice real fruit, nuts and grains is a nice positive. As with all bird seed make sure you place in a rodent free container in a shed or garage.
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            My husband mixes this black oil sunflower seed with a song bird seed and a fruit and nut blend. T...
            My husband mixes this black oil sunflower seed with a song bird seed and a fruit and nut blend. The birds really seem to enjoy this and it also helps to make the smaller bags of the special blend bird seeds last longer. Our yard has become a feeding sanctuary for all the birds in the neighborhood and we get to watch and enjoy the birds as they eat from our feeders.
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            This is always a popular seed with the birds so I try to keep it on hand. I have purchased sunflo...
            This is always a popular seed with the birds so I try to keep it on hand. I have purchased sunflower seeds many times and this one had a bit more "trash" in it than usual. There were a lot of sticks and other non seed particles but I put it in my feeder and almost immediately the birds were on it. I live in a rural area and have several feeders in my yard for various types of birds, they all seem to love this mix.
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            I have two feeders that attract Blue Jays, Cardinals and small finches. The bigger birds like the...
            I have two feeders that attract Blue Jays, Cardinals and small finches. The bigger birds like the Black oil Sunflower Seeds. They are also a favorite of the squirrels so I have to use squirrel proof feeders. Doves are too heavy for the feeders but they look for droppings with the squirrels. The birds don't go through the seeds as fast as the used to and sometimes large bages get bugs in them and go bad. I hope that will not be the case with this brand. It is hard to get photos of the birds outside because they scatter but you can see the view from or den window.
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            This Pennington Premium 10 lbs. of Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed is what you would expect from a ...
            This Pennington Premium 10 lbs. of Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed is what you would expect from a name like Pennington. The feed is of a much higher quality than some discount mix that slip in various grit birds won’t touch (like you might find in other, lesser known brands). High quality Black Oil Seed is expensive so you don’t want to buy a bunch of debris you don’t need. Problem solved. This top rate Pennington feed is superior in that it is clean and few if any sticks, twigs or things we don’t need when feeding. The typical clogging of feeder tubes and feeders in general is completely avoided with Pennington Premium 10 lbs. Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed because of the lack of sticks and dried corn. Your birds will love it and you can expect to attract cardinals, blue jays, black birds, woodpeckers, you name it. After all, Black Oil sunflower is the king of bird feed at my ranch! This 10-pound bag is perfect for any small to medium feeder or platform. Good stuff and highly recommended!
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            The birds absolutely LOVE these Pennington Black Oil Sunflower seeds! Even in the winter, the bir...
            The birds absolutely LOVE these Pennington Black Oil Sunflower seeds! Even in the winter, the birds around my home flock to the feeder. The seeds are nice and plump so I know why the birds love them! But, a word of caution... they must be so good because the neighborhood squirrels also flock to the bird feeders. Guess they are hungry too! I live in the mountains, so I do bring my feeders in a night so the bears don't get them. Highly recommend these seeds!
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            Pennington Premium 10 lbs. Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed Pennington Premium Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed has a high oil content that is an irresistible source of high energy and high quality protein. Black Oil Sunflower seed is the most popular choice of seed and bird food. Attracts Cardinals, Indigo Buntings, Purple Finches + others For all of our feathered friends. Use in a hanging feeder or use for the ground feeders. What’s in your feeders
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            The birds look forward every day when I give them their delicious black, sunflower seed food, and the squirrels like it to so good for them better than bread.
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