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Looking for Decent bird food !

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
can get loads of the cheap stuff but birds are not interested, most of it ends up on ground unwanted or they just ignore it.
Looking for some tried and proven stuff,
any tips welcome on where to buy it.
Got some from Tesco and the birds seem to love it !
(Field Fayre All Seasons Mix Wildbird Food 2.3kg @ £2.97)
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
can get loads of the cheap stuff but birds are not interested, most of it ends up on ground unwanted or they just ignore it.

TBH, if my bird chucked her dinner on the floor I wouldn't take her out to dinner again:thumbsup:

Oh, not that sort!

There seems to be a bit of a pecking order (!) in our garden, small birds go to the bird feeder, squirrels pull bird feeders off the hooks, bigger birds scavange on the floor, dog chases them all away ....
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Over the last few years we have also found that the wild birds in our garden don't seem to be interested in seeds or peanuts.

After throwing several feeder contents away because the seeds/peanuts have gone moldy, we tried the half coconut shells filled with suet seed/fruit, etc. mix. We also buy the suet cakes which we put inside a wire cage, or on the bird table. They don't like the cheaper suet balls.

Occasionally we buy dried meal worms, which the starlings and robins enjoy.

We usually buy the suet half coconut shells or cakes from our local Wyevale or Hilliers garden centres. Most garden centres have them in stock and the prices they charge do vary.

We shall be completing our annual garden bird watch this weekend and hope to record better figures than those for 2007.
http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/:)
#3
Buy black sunflower seeds (about £8 for 15 kilos) from your local garden centre. These are a certain winner for most garden birds. (Only downside is the discarded husks - but the sunflower hearts are dry and less favoured by the birds).

If you have any wilderness areas near to you try a Niger seed feeder to attract goldfinches and Siskins.

Don't feed whole peanuts except in a mesh feeder - they can be dangerous to birds otherwise.

You can supplement with meal worms when Spring approaches as these become a diet staple during the nesting season.

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