I just stopped by to see what you guys have been up to for the last month and this thread caught my eye. I also feed birds, lots of birds. I go through about 40 pounds of black ( oiliers ) sunflower seed each month. I buy them here for $15.95 a 40 pound bag. By the way, here is eight miles south of Flint Michigan. The black-cap chickadees will come land on my hat or shoulder when I'm filling the feeders. It makes you feel good that they trust you that much. I could never get a woman to trust me that much. Oh well what can I say.