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feeding wild birds

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:51
Botticelliwoman wrote (see)

I'm wondering how easy to clean the 'tornado' feeder is?  You'll have to let us know LeadFarmer!
I find that the goldfinches hog the sunflower hearts and only deign to eat the nyger when the sunflower seeds are gone.  I liked the idea of baking trays on the bottom of the feeders though.  I bought a couple of feeders last year with round plastic trays on but found that the smaller birds wouldn't use the bottom feeder holes as it was too far to reach from the edge and they didn't like standing on the base of the tray.  The starlings just emptied the mixed seed out to get at what they wanted (fat pellets in the mix) so in about 10 minutes all the seed was in the tray....not good!

Hello,

The Nature's Feast Twist Feeder is very easy to clean and refill as it has a removal lid and 6 feeding ports. The Twist Feeder has metal components (lid, base and ports), and only the body of the feeder is plastic.

The feeder is perfect for attracting a wide variety of smaller wild birds to your garden too. You can read a fantastic review of the Nature's Feast Twist Feeder here from Emma Cooper here http://emmacooper.org/blog/nature-s-feast

 

feeding wild birds

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:41
Carol Mc wrote (see)

This was my first time on the forum and I have really gained so much information.  Thank you all for your help. Apart from the small feeders I have a "feeding station" as they call it - which I used to move around on account of seed spillage.  I now don't bother as I was running out of spots to move it to and was getting bald patches in the lawn.  I have built a kind of rockery with large stones at the base  of the feeding station and don't worry about the grass. I also use a large mesh tray for the ground feeders. I have a good selection of visitors to my little gardern including quite recently a female blackcap (according to my bird guide). Once again thank you all. 

Hi Carol,

I just thought you might be interested in this...

 

Keen Gardeners looking to feed the birds this summer can now benefit from a husk-free and non-germinating bird seed formula which means less mess and no unwanted plants sprouting beneath feeders and tables.

 

No Gro, which has been specially formulated by Nature’s Feast, provides a high-energy feed that will attract a wide variety of wild birds, so gardeners no longer have to choose between a neat lawn or patio and a range of feathered friends.

 

Suitable for bird tables, ground feeders and some free-flowing seed feeders, No Gro is ideal for patios and flowerbed areas, as well as above lawns where normal bird seed might germinate and create unsightly growth.

feeding wild birds

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:37
Gary Hobson wrote (see)

@pash - yes, you're correct. Kate did tweet that message. Though I couldn't find the feeder on the company's website.

Kate also has her own little shop, here:
http://www.wildlifekateshop.co.uk/

But it's not on sale there either. Maybe it's purchasable from Kate's stand at the NEC.

But I agree with Magpie on the item being more stylish than practical. I don't think the birds mind too much what thing looks like, as long as it's not empty.

Hi Gary,

 

The Tornado Twister and other Nature's Feast products are available through high street, local and specialist stores across the UK. For further information on Nature’s Feast products, or to find a local stockist, contact the customer services team on Freephone: 08000 939 123 or Email: customer.care@naturesfeast.co.uk

 

feeding wild birds

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:30

 

The Tornado Twist feeder, as featured on the Gardeners' World show with Kate MacRae is the latest addition to the award-winning Nature's Feast All Seasons range. It is guaranteed to attract the widest variety of birds, because it is able to accommodate up to three different seed mixes at any one time.

http://www.naturesfeast.co.uk/wild-bird-care/newsfeed.php?page=Twist%20Feeder

Stockist: Products are available through high street, local and specialist stores across the UK. For further information on Nature’s Feast products, or to find a local stockist, contact the customer services team on Freephone: 08000 939 123 or Email: customer.care@naturesfeast.co.uk

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