Due to the incredibly hard ground at the moment birds such as blackbirds are having difficulty finding the numbers of worms and insects they need, not only for themselves but for their young as well. The B.T.O (British Trust for Ornithology) has warned that droughts "mean reduced access to earthworms for such birds as Blackbirds and Robins." Due to the size, shape and length of their beaks, Blackbirds "can only access earthworms when they are close to the soil surface".
So during this hot/dry weather, we have decided to try and help our soft-billed friends out! With any pack of Blackbird or Robin food you order we are giving away increasing amounts of dried mealworms to help balance out the lack of worms in their diet!
The deal is as follows:
5kg of Blackbird for 100g of FREE dried mealworms
13kg of Blackbird for 250g of FREE dried mealworms
20kg of Blackbird for 350g of FREE dried mealworms!