Fat balls are a common way of wild birds getting their suet fix. They can generally survive frosts and other harsh weather conditions. You can buy as many or as few fat balls as you need, since they come in packs of 6, 25, 50 or 100.
They contain suet, cereals and seeds and an ideal addition to wild bird diets all year round.
These combinations of fat balls are netted, but you can buy un-netted fat ballsin packs of 50 or 100. The alternative is the single 500g large fat ball, unwrap the netting for the birds to get to the seeds and cereal inside this enormous treat.
Give wild birds access to a plentiful supply of the insects they adore so much.
Sunflower hearts and sunflower seedsare loved by wild birds and companion birds alike, and therefore attract more wild birds to your garden than any other type of food. Black sunflower seeds are the most popular of all, and are packaged in 1.25 or 12.75kg bags.
Sunflower hearts come in either a 2 or 12.75kg bags and already have had their husks removed. Each sunflower heart contains vast amounts of energy. Use the sunflower heart seed feeder to feed sunflower hearts to the birds in your garden.
Sunflower seeds have a soft outer shell that birds can break open to get to the high energy treat inside.
Coconuts are a popular treat for many wild birds, and now they can dig into half suet and half coconut, for a real high energy snack and a fat feast.
There are lots of other seeds and nuts available, including monkey nuts and peanuts. Monkey nuts are peanuts in their shells and are packed with oils and have been tested to ensure they’re the best condition possible.
All the peanuts for wild birdsare tested for aflotoxin, so many are of human grade consumption. This high standard makes the peanuts even more beneficial for the birds.
There are premium peanutssourced from Spain and have greater oil content than other varieties of peanuts.
The smaller peanut kernels of the peanut granulesare appropriate for smaller birds and birds that have just hatched.
Throughout March, we’ll be encouraging you to feed the wild birds visiting your garden as part of Wild Bird Feeding Month. Remember having food available to eat can really make a difference to a wild bird’s life.
Look out for Part Three of this series coming soon!