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Hi Folks, I wonder if anyone could recommend a bird food supplier that offers reasonable quality with good prices. There seems to be so many on the internet that I would welcome some advice based on personal experience. I already feed with fat balls and general seed but would like to attract a wider range of birds.
I use Johnson and Jeff 'Superior wild bird food - husk free'. 20-23 quid inc. delivery for 20kg. It smells lovely too - aniseed in there I think and nothing gets left!
Thanks Bob, Ill take a look
I use have used www.brinvale.com for some time now. Very good value and overnight delivery. Mostly only buy sunflower seed though. I find wasteage too high on any thing else and I don't get strange things growing from any that is spilled. I have recommended them to friends and had no complaints yet.
I buy the suet blocks from Amazon, 7.99 for 10, post free if you buy 2 boxes.comes in 2 or 3 flavours, birds love them all.
If you buy fat balls, please dont use the net bag, i have had to cut birds free after getting feet and beaks caught in them
I make my own fat balls using the mesh seed feeders. I completely wrap the feeders in tinfoil and fill with a mix of seed/nuts/raisins etc mixed with melted dripping. When set just take off the tin foil and you have a fat tube (rather than ball) which lasts the birds so much longer.
Hi Lyn, I use feeders not the mesh bags but it is good to remind people. Lesley I might try that they do get through the fat balls at a ridiculous rate.
YStevie..........Haiths are a reputable company for bird food.......prompt delivery and all good stuff. I've been using them on and off for a good many years
I made an error too Wildlife Gardener.
Yvie I meant the feeders with wider metal bars that are used for fat balls - not mesh.
I'm using 25kg bags from Pets at Home (about one every other week) And by the amount its still going down I can only assume they like it!
Then of course, I have seen squirrels and the ocasional straight tailed variety up on the feeders.
Trillium, I live close to Brinvale farm itself. A lot of the stock they use they grow themselves which is great environmentally as it reduces transport.