Hot Pepper Bird Seed
What you will need!
- Large mixing bowl or bucket
- Measuring cup
- Cup of black-oil sunflower seeds
- Pound bag of inexpensive wild birdseed
- Cup of cracked corn
- 3 tablespoons ground cayenne pepper
- Large wooden spoon
- Storage container with lid
How to make it!
- Empty the bag of wild bird seed into a large bowl or clean bucket.
- Measure a cup of black-oil sunflower seeds and add to the bird seed mix in the bowl. High-energy black-oil sunflower seeds are often the first to be selected and eaten by discriminating birds. These thin-shelled seeds attract a wide variety of song birds and smaller birds like sparrows.
- Add a measured one cup of cracked corn to the mixture.
- Measure the 3 tablespoons of cayenne powder. Add it to the bird seed mix in the bowl or bucket. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until the cayenne pepper, seeds and cracked corn are well-mixed.
- Transfer the hot-pepper bird seed mixture to a large storage container with a lid. Store in a cool, dry place. Before using the hot-pepper seed each time, give the closed container a shake.