If you are new to feeding the birds, it can be confusing to know which type of bird food to pick.
All year-round food
The easiest place to start feeding birds is with a year-round (All Season) seed such as a Wild Bird seed mix as this is suitable for most garden bird species. We stock a range of all season bird seed bags including Peckish, Gardman and these products contain a mix of different types of seed either loose or you can find all-season feed available as a suet (fat) ball or block.
Food for Different Seasons
During the winter and spring months, birds benefit from a higher fat content food, we stock a range of Winter packs that will help achieve this. These essentially have a higher energy level that a All Season mix, which will fuel birds for longer during the winter months, when there aren’t as many insects around for them to feast on. In spring, young birds need food that is high in protein and fat content to help their growth and development. Some of the nuggets and fat balls we stock are perfect for this.
You can also pick up species specific packs in store. For example a Robin Insect Mix is a protein rich seed blend, specifically designed with Robins favourite ingredients. This seed mix is soft and small, ideal for Robins soft bill beaks.
Blue Tit Seed Mix is designed to attract the small, colourful birds in the garden. With chopped sunflower hearts, nyjer seed and chopped peanuts, this blend of ingredients will keep the birds coming back for more.
Seed and Treats for Specific Species
If you have established species of birds visiting your garden, why not choose to feed specific seed tailored to them? See our list below for the types of seed and food that each species particularly enjoys for a treat now and again:
Great Tit: Mealworms, Peanuts
Goldfinch: Nyjer Seed
House Sparrow: Seeds
Robin: Sunflower Hearts, Mealworms
Great Spotted Woodpecker: Peanut, Sunflower Seed
Song Thrush: Mealworms, Peanuts
Goldfinch: Sunflower Hearts, Nyjer Seed
Blue Tits: Sunflower Hearts, Energy Balls
Nuthatches: Sunflower Seed