How to choose wild bird food
Bird food mixtures are the most popular food to offer wild birds, but there are many types of bird food and not all of them will appeal to all the birds that visit your garden. Understanding how to choose wild bird food for your local birds will ensure they’re getting the most nutritious food available and can help encourage even more species to feast at your feeders.
What wild bird food to choose
We know that choosing wild bird food and bird feeders can be daunting, especially with a large selection of seeds and feeder designs. Things can also get confusing since there are different mixes for feeders and ground feeding platforms. But you will be pleased to know that our nutritious food mixes can be used with a wide range of bird feeders. Furthermore, we have food mixes that are ideal for different seasons and different times of the year. With this in mind, we have produced this post to bring you up to speed on how to choose wild bird food!
Our high-quality wild bird food
We are proud of our wild bird food mixes that ensure local wild birds get the most from every meal. These seed mixes are nutritious and provide a well-balanced meal for UK garden birds throughout the year. Conveniently, our mixtures can easily be introduced into local wild birds feeding routines and are suitable for use with bird food tables, platforms and hanging bird feeders.
All our bird food mixtures come with our 100% wheat and filler-free promise.
Bird food for year-round feeding
Packed with beneficial ingredients like kibbled maize and a range of sunflower seeds, our NO FUSS: Easy Feed Bird Food is a great year-round addition to wild birds’ diets. Kibbled maize is high in carbohydrates and is enjoyed by a wide range of UK garden birds all year round. Striped sunflower seeds are high in energy and are a healthy addition to their diet that contributes to their metabolism.
Bird food for Robins, Wrens, Thrushes, and Blackbirds
The CHORUS: Songbird Selection Bird Food includes a mix of soft and kibbled ingredients that cater to small beaked songbirds. The mix includes maize, peanuts and sunflower hearts that are nutritious, tasty, and easy to eat for smaller birds. The kibbled maize and peanuts are broken down into small chunks. Songbirds find this effortless to eat while receiving a boost of protein, energy, and fat to get them through the day. Sunflower hearts have also had their tough husk removed which makes them perfect for these small, soft-billed birds.
Wild bird food for spring and summer
Spring and summer months are when birds are most active, fluttering around and scavenging for food to feed their chicks. Our FLOURISH: Everyday Nourish Bird Food is a very nutritious bird food mix that offers key nutrients that help local bird populations flourish in the hustle and bustle of spring and summer. This food is also great for use throughout the year and will keep birds coming back for more. Packed with seeds, nuts and oats, this bird food offers a well-balanced and nutritious meal for all UK garden birds.
High-energy bird food for winter
The REFRESH: Extra Energy Bird Food is perfect for giving wild birds a boost in the cold winter months. It includes energy-rich ingredients like suet pellets, peanuts, and raisins alongside calorie-laden niger seeds. This ensures your garden birds have a varied and substantial diet in the winter months. Additionally, these seeds enable birds to easily store energy and stay warm during colder temperatures. As a bonus, the kibbled maize, sunflower seeds and oats mean this mixture is suitable for use all year round.
Choose quality wild bird food
Although birds have a large supply of natural foods to keep them going throughout the year, the additional food we offer gives them a helping hand. It is equally important to store your bird food carefully, so it stays fresher for longer. Finally, be sure you clean your hanging bird feeders, feeding stations and bird tables to ensure wild birds' hygiene is not put at risk.