Posted: 15/01/2016 at 13:12
Sunflower hearts are very popular with a wide range of garden birds. You can also get special mixes of seed and insects which are for robins and wrens and other insectivorous birds.
As Treehugger says, wheat seems popular with pigeons and ducks but not with smaller birds.
Birds are often quite wary of new feeders, and like to hide in nearby bushes to make sure there are no predators around that will pounce while they're feeding, so place your feeders near to shrubs/bushes/trees.
A wide shallow bowl of water for bathing will often attract more birds than food initially - they need to bathe and keep their feathers in good order to keep up good insulation.
Enjoy your bird watching.
Have you signed up for the Big Garden Birdwatch in a couple of weeks?