I personally like the Lyric line. It's a bit pricier than others I've
tried, but it's worth it because it's higher quality -- in particular, they
don't use millet in most of their mixes. I especially like the Chickadee
and Woodpecker mixes, as well as Fruit and Nut. I buy mostly at Guy's Farm
and Yard in Williston (put your receipt in the birdhouse at the register
and they donate a percentage to Audubon).
My only suggestion is to make sure any bags you purchase are less than 6
months old (there's a date stamped on the bottom seam of the bags) I've
bought outdated bags that had gone bad/had moths in them.
Suet is also a great bet, especially in winter (high energy food) if you
don't have problems with starlings. Attracts woodpeckers and nuthatches in
I also keep one nyjer thistle feeder out to attract finches. And I
typically add some safflower seeds to my platform feeders (if there aren't
any in the mix I'm using) -- safflower is a favorite of cardinals.
Hope that helps! Good feeding!