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Food for bird tables

Trying to find the best food for bird tables? Here’s our essential guide:

  • Seed mixes, meal worms and suet bites are great choices as they can be scattered on the surface of the table.
  • Make sure you sweep off the existing food before putting fresh food down.
  • Don’t put anything on your bird table that will roll off and fall on the floor.
  • Only put out enough food for 1 or 2 days, to prevent other animals flocking.
  • Don’t be discouraged if some species of bird won’t feed from your table, all birds have different feeding preferences.  Some prefer hanging, whilst other prefer table or ground feeding.
  • The best food for bird tables should consist of a mix of foods to attract a wide variety of birds to your garden.
  • Be wary of putting scraps on a bird table, as these can harm garden birds. Read our guide on shop bought vs scraps.

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