As a Christmas present to the environment, consider switching to organic birdseed for your feeders. I have found that it is not significantly more expensive than the local wild bird center. We've been buying from the following website for some time now, and are happy with the results: http://www.wildwingsorganic.com/ I buy sunflower, safflower, and millet from them. And no, I don't get a commission. I just hate the idea of my bird feeding habit contributing to more pesticides in the environment. And presumably, the organic farmers were not the ones lobbying USDA to kill millions of blackbirds that we eating their crops. Ben Jesup You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.