Feeding birds all year round
Garden birds can, and should be fed in every season. We carefully select only the most relevant ingredients for your birds throughout the year. Our ingredients change 4 times per year to make sure your birds always get the right food each season.
Currently we are selling the summer mix. It contains the best ingredients for birds to share with their chicks and provides rich nutrients for moulting birds. The current mix includes sunflower hearts, mealworm, pinhead oats, nyjer seed, cut maize and red dari.
Your birds will need all the help they can get whilst they are jostling for a partner during the fiercely competitive breeding season. If food shortage occurs during the breeding season, additional food can make a big difference to the survival of the young.
In the spring, our mix includes a larger dose of slow release energy food such as pinhead oats as well as insects which are a critical source of protein for growing nestlings.
In the summer, birds may struggle to obtain high protein foods which are particularly important whilst they are moulting.
Our summer mix does not go rancid in the sun (no raisins please!). It also avoids using loose peanuts, since this can be harmful if adult birds feed them to their chicks.
Feeding at the start of autumn is important. For birds that do migrate, they require a lot of calories to fly the thousands of miles they cover.
For birds that stay at home, they will need a steady source of food to keep them healthy. Our autumn mix provides high energy ingredients in preparation for the change in weather by including ingredients such as mealworm and sunflower hearts.
Garden birds require high-energy, high-protein foods during the cold winter months to maintain fat reserves.
Throughout the winter, our Nokular mix includes a larger dose of protein rich ingredients such as crushed peanuts and mealworm. We also provide high carbohydrate foods like chopped maize and pinhead oats, which are the core inner part of the oat.