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Big Garden Bird Watch 2018

It’s the big garden bird watch this weekend (27th – 29th Jan 2018). This event which for the last few years has helped improve some species of birds populations rise and recorded what birds we find over here in the UK. We all know that feeding the birds year round helps but what else can?

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'Gone With The Wind' (Tips & Tricks for Bird Feeding in Extreme Winds!)

Sometimes its more than your hair that gets messy in the wind! In adverse weather conditions bird seed can get blown about and feeders get knocked off their perches. We thought it might be a good idea to list some useful tips and tricks that we have found helpful in getting one over the terrible weather we can get here in the UK!

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Peanuts

Peanuts are one of the most popular feeds for wild birds, our top quality peanut based bird foods are all aflatoxin tested prior to purchasing.

Whole peanuts are the most popular choice amongst most of our customers, it is essential to feed these from a mesh peanut feeder, especially during the breeding season to avoid the risk of whole peanuts being fed to fledglings. Good quality peanuts for birds are high in essential protein and oil content, and will be aflatoxin free (aflatoxin is caused by a mould that develops when the peanuts have been harvested, stored and transported in hot humid conditions, this is very harmful to wild birds).

Peanut grains are essentially chopped peanuts for feeding to a variety of wild birds. Again we ensure these are of the highest quality and aflatoxin tested. Peanuts still in their shells can be strung together to hang from a branch or placed on a bird table or ground tray, our customers generally purchase these for feeding to Jays, Tits and to caged birds such as Parrots.

Peanuts are a good all year round bird food that will attract several varieties of Tit, Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Sparrows and many other wild birds.