All Things Gardening forum: Do cardnals eat hollyhock seeds?

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Name: Cinda
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Aug 8, 2011 6:49 PM CST
I drive past a house with a large patch of Hollyhocks , and have noticed a lot of cardinals on the tall stalks. Can't see if they are eating bugs or seeds?
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Name: Sandy Coffman
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Aug 11, 2011 5:15 PM CST
Cardinals eat mostly seeds unless they are feeding young and they will feed them bugs. So more than likely they are eating the seeds
Name: leaflady
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Aug 25, 2011 9:38 AM CST
I wish our cardinals would eat a few thousand of our hollyhock seeds.
Maybe I need to gather the seeds now and save them for winter feeding.
Name: woofie
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Aug 25, 2011 7:29 PM CST
If they're eating hollyhock seeds, send them over here!
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