@ess77 It will really be interesting to get your report on wild bird seed with chili peppers! We have squirrels around here, but I decided not to hang any bird feeders. There are lots of places for all the birds to feed. Feeders would draw the hawks and kestrels in for quick snackies of unaware small birds! We are inundated with robins, scrubjays, chickadees, thrush, mockingbirds, and woodpeckers right now.