Watching the birds in the garden is a great joy for many gardeners. It is important to remember that these birds need feeding. It is claimed that birds can eat more than their own weight in food per day, which is why it is so important to feed the birds. By providing food for your birds this will also help to prevent them stripping your prized tree of its berries. This is because the food you provide is a much more desirable food for them to eat. However, there are so many different types of food available, it is hard to know where to start. Here is a few ideas of what food you can put out for different types of birds in your garden:
- Robin – Peckish All Year Round Energy Balls (pictured), Peckish Mealworms, Peckish Sunflower Hearts, and Peckish Daily Goodness Peanut Boost.
- Blackbird – Peckish Natural Balance Seed Mix or Peckish Mealworms.
- Tits (any member of the tit family) – Peckish Complete Seed Mix, Peckish Blue Tit Seed Mix (which contains extra nutrients for birds), and Peckish Daily Goodness Peanut Boost. They will also go for Peckish Sunflower Hearts.
- Goldfinch – Peckish Nyjer Seed and Peckish Complete Seed Mix.
- House sparrow – Peckish Sunflower Hearts and Peckish Mealworms.
- Bullfinch – Peckish Sunflower Hearts
- Song thrush – Peckish Mealworms and Peckish Daily Goodness Peanut Boost
This list isn’t exhaustive because we don’t have the room to list every type of wild bird, however by supplying, and applying, some of the above the birds in your garden should be more content with their lot and, hopefully, leave your berries alone!
Top tip: Don’t store bird food in an airing cupboard or attic, as these places are all too hot, and will make the food go bad, or unpalatable.