Feeding birds all year round
Garden birds can, and should be fed all year round. Rooted in science, we vary our blend and carefully select only the most relevant straights each season, paying close attention to the needs of your birds.
Our spring blend contains the best nutrients for the cold months and the upcoming nesting season. Current spring blend ingredients are sunflower hearts, mealworm, raisins, pinhead oats & chopped maize.
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 Nokular blend 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 Nokular blend focuses on feed that does not go rancid in the sun, including ingredients such as sunflower hearts and raisins. We recommend avoiding using loose peanuts at this time since it 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 blend 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 blend will include a larger dose of ingredients which are rich in protein such as crushed peanuts and mealworm. We also provide high carbohydrate foods such as chopped maize and pinhead oats, which are the core inner part of the oat.