All shapes and sizes including squirrel proof feeders for wildlife gardens:
We stock easy to clean Droll Yankee (Lifetime Guarantee), Bill Oddie's 'Naturalist's know how' feeders and many more. A high-quality bird feeder will typically last longer. Many of ours can be adapted with accessories to improve feeding results and save bird seed from getting wet, for example. If you have squirrels in your garden, consider a squirrel proof feeder as you’ll save money in the long run.
Here's a brief look at the range we stock:
Seed feeder: These are perfect for Black Sunflower Seeds, Sunflower Hearts, Huskfree Advance, Original Wild Bird Food, Premium Wild Bird Food, Feeder Seed, Native Finch and High Energy Extra. High-quality seed feeders allow seeds to flow easily to the feeding ports (so the level will drop down as the birds take the food). Sizes in our range go from two port right up to the 12 port - ideal for busy wildlife gardens. As a general rule of thumb, it's often better to go for a larger seed feeder and the reason for this is that finches, in particular, prefer to feed in flocks. The collective for Goldfinches is a 'charm of Goldfinch.' In these instances, a small two port feeder will not cope with the number of garden birds trying to access it. Our most popular size is the 6 port feeder.
Niger feeder: The principle of these is similar to the seed feeder in that the seed flows down the tube as the birds take the bird food. However, and as the name suggests, this feeder is for Niger seed (and also our Goldfinch & Siskin Mix). The reason that Niger seed needs a special Niger feeder is its tiny size and tendency to flow very easily means that it would pour out of the ports of a normal tube-type seed feeder. So the holes in the tube are very small but certainly big enough for the main species which eats Niger - the Goldfinch - to take the seeds out.
Peanut feeder: Whole peanuts should always be fed from mesh bird feeders during the spring and summer breeding season. The reason is that the relatively large size of a whole peanut is difficult for many species to eat (though they'll often try) and there's also the danger of young birds choking on the nut if they were given it by a parent. The species of bird that will feed on a peanut feeder are fairly mixed, but will generally be any of the tits, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Siskin and Great Spotted Woodpecker. The latter is far more common than many people think and attracting a Great Spotted - certainly in more rural areas or on the edges of towns and cities - is relatively common. That said, they're always incredible to watch and cut a dashing figure at the bird feeding station.
Soft Food™ Robin feeder and Bird feeders for windows: These types of feeders can be used for birdseed mixes, but are really intended for soft foods such as Prosecto Insectivorous™ and Mealworm Crumble™ but they are also ideal for Live Mealworms and Dried Mealworms. A key reason for the suitability is that Soft Foods™ need to be kept dry (they'll go into a bit of sludge if they get wet) and the 'roof' of each type of feeder will keep the rain off them. The other reason that this type of feeder is needed for soft foods is that they can't be fed from a tube feeder - they'd simply clog the feeder up and won't drop down as the food is taken.
Bird feeding cages for suet feasts and fat balls: Suet Feasts ideally need a bird feeder cage so they can be hung from a branch or hook, and for the birds that feed on them to hold on to.
Bird tables and ground feeding: Dunnock, Song Thrush and Blackbird won't use any of the feeders already detailed - they're just not adapted to feed in this way. For these sorts of species, they'll usually feed on a bird table or simply from the ground.
Creating a safe environment for wildlife to feed and gather for nutritious nibbles and fresh water is a worthy goal for anyone who enjoys watching nature. The wild birds that visit our gardens may choose to nest in, or close, to our homes, or may travel from further afield. Once wildlife has spotted a feeding station and watering hole they'll return often and each species brings something a little different. With this in mind, it helps to play the long game and aim to keep a feeder topped-up daily.
Please note: All our products may contain traces of nuts and all products have been packed in an environment that handles peanuts.