Feeding Guide

Gardens can be a great source of natural and supplementary feed for our feathered friends. By providing a plentiful garden you can enjoy watching the bird population flourish and be content in the knowledge you are aiding the survival of British birds. Providing supplementary food in a safe environment will really help birds and you will be rewarded by enjoying marvellous displays of nature on your feeders and be visited through the seasons by a wonderful range of garden birds.

When to feed

Feeding your garden birds is an activity to be enjoyed all year round, providing essential foods to birds when natural food stocks are low. Although feeding through the winter months is most essential, the RSPB and the BTO advocate feeding all year round to guard against natural food shortages whenever they may occur. Feeding through the breeding season brings real benefits to the adults and their young, your garden will be bustling with busy parents and new fledglings.

What to feed

Our mixes, straights, suets and worms shown within this brochure will greatly benefit your birds throughout the year. By feeding a wide range of different foodstuffs you can attract a wider range of species. It is important to feed high energy and quality feeds to benefit your birds most. Feeding the right food at the right time is essential , a selection of feed will ensure you provide for different species. In addition a supply of fresh water in your garden for drinking and bathing will benefit those visiting.

Feeding tips

• Feed all year round
• Create and manage your garden to supply a natural source of food and shelter
• Locate feeders close to shelter to guard against predators
• Keep feeders clean to avoid the spread of disease
• Keep your seed in the feeder fresh
• Store feed in a cool place out of direct sunlight and use within one year of purchase

For further information, help or advice on feeding garden birds please contact us.  We are always happy to help.