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Wild bird food, feeding your garden birds

Posted by British Bird Food 30/06/2014 0 Comment(s)
Wild bird feeding is a wonderful way to enjoy nature, here at British Bird Food we take our part in supplying you with the best wild bird food possible at a price that is always competitive. There are many types of food for wild birds, you can feed seed mixes or straight seeds like peanuts or Sunflower Hearts, you can feed the birds with Suet in the form of suet pellets or suet balls or suet blocks. As many types of food for your birds, there are feeders. Ranging from a few pounds right up to the Auto feeder at £125. Choosing the right bird feeder for your garden birds is no easy task. There are lots of things to consider. The first is how much money you are willing to spend, then what sort of seed you would like to feed and this may be related to the type of birds you want to attract to your garden feeding station, an example would be Niger seed, this is used to attract Finches like Goldfinch and Bullfinch. Niger seed is vary fine grains a little like tea and so it requires a special aperture for the dispensing of the seed. Hence why you will see Niger seed feeders as well as seed feeders, make sure you get the right one. There are many different wild bird food mixes on the market and British Bird Food have some exclusive mixes that we have developed to ensure you get the best out of your garden birds. You can chose a tube feeder or a tray feeder, tube feeders are for birds like Sparrows, Starlings, Finches and Tits. Ground feeding trays are for Blackbirds and Thrushes, Robins and Chaffinch and many more. Another consideration is the size of the bird feeder, do you want to fill it up daily? or maybe a larger feeder so you have to fill it less often? the Auto feeder holds a lot of seed and can dispense for weeks at a time, very handy if you are going on holiday. What about predators? do you have Squirrels or cats around you garden bird feeding station? for Squirrels you would use a Squirrel proof feeder, for cats you would use a deterrent like CatWatch there are many predators for wild birds, finding them a safe haven in your garden to feed in is a very important consideration, but do remember nature has it's own way of doing things and unfortunately from time to time you may see some things that are not so nice both on the feeders and in the nest boxes you put up around the garden. Please do look at our help and advice pages for information on the type, positioning and size of feeder as well as where is the best place to position your  wild bird feeding station. not forgetting, when you have everything set up - with the right seed in the right feeder in the best location in your garden - put you feet up with a cup of tea and  enjoy the show! [gallery] [gallery]

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