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A veg patch?
A veg patch?
17/07/2020 0

New seed mix arrives
New seed mix arrives
11/06/2020 0

Make your own fuel
Make your own fuel
20/05/2020 0

Fledglings approaching!
Fledglings approaching!
27/04/2020 0

New products and competition
New products and competition
22/04/2020 0

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A veg patch?

A veg patch?

David Baxter 17/07/2020 0
Is this our veg patch? or a flower garden!   BBF is based in a small village in Shropshire and we live in a house with a small patch of ground that is a registered smallholding. We are usually about 50% self sufficient (used to be 75% when we reared pigs) but this year we decided to give the ground a rest from vegetables as is needed every 10 years or so. We planted a few flowers so as to create pollinating plants for the bees and insects and we let the rest self set flowers do their own thing. The effect is quite pretty and very helpful to the wildlife and pollinating insects. We also hav...
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New seed mix arrives

New seed mix arrives

David Baxter 11/06/2020 0
Advanced High Energy - No Grow mix.   It is not often we add new mixes to our range, but this one just had to be done. We have been feeding this mix for years and it is time to share it.   Advanced is a high energy mix of Sunflower Heart Chips, Peanut Granules, Suet Pellets and Dried Mealworms.    There is zero germination and very low waste with this mix and it is suitable for any type of feeder. A really productive mix the young and adult birds in your garden, we cast it on the lawn and watch the Blackbirds and other ground feeders enjoy their fill.    As with many of our exclusive m...
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Make your own fuel

Make your own fuel

David Baxter 20/05/2020 0
Make your own fuel out of paper.   We have for sale one fuel block press.   This is not something I have done before on the web site, but I think the environmental benefits to using this press mean it deserves a bit of publicity!   The press can make five blocks in one press, you load it up with wet newspaper and then pull the lever down to compress the block mould and the water flushes out of the paper. This leaves a solid block (that is still very wet). You then stack the blocks somewhere dry and preferably in the breeze, and after a few weeks - hey presto! the blocks are dry.   They...
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Fledglings approaching!

Fledglings approaching!

David Baxter 27/04/2020 0
Fledglings starting appearing now.   As we approach the end of April, it is noticeable that the bird food is going down at a rate of knots!   We start to see the adult birds eagerly transporting food to a waiting brood and now we are seeing some young birds at the feeders too. This is always a welcome sight, to see the young following the adults into your garden for a feed on a reliable food source. We feed our birds all year round and so they get used to where the feeders are and what is in them, we very often comment that a particular bird has a preference for a certain feeder or food. A...
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New products and competition

New products and competition

David Baxter 22/04/2020 0
We are adding new products and our monthly competition.   Being a small (well tiny really!) company we are always looking for new and innovative products as well as respecting the need for some good old established product that have been sold from our first day of trading.   Also we have a monthly free to enter competition, which you are welcome to enter. This month we are giving away a Schwegler 1FF bat box, which might not sound too exciting, but they are worth £107.95 and are about as easy to find as hens teeth.   We have recently added Squirrel Proof feeders from Peckish secret garde...
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Open as usual

Open as usual

David Baxter 19/04/2020 0
We are coping well and taking all orders as usual.   We understand that people are finding themselves in situations that are usual.. Looking for help to feed their garden friends and not knowing who to trust. Belinda and David at British Bird Food are the sole owners and only staff involved in your wild bird food or wildlife requirements. We pack each order freshly on the day of despatch (yes some very long days!) and observe COVID-19 best practice in packing your wild bird food order,  We are struggling to keep up with keeping the web site up to date and so ask a little forgiveness in thi...
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