It is best to feed Blackbirds seeds without any husks and picking the right seed mix is important; for example, take our Huskfree range – it is popular with the Blackbirds and all manner of wild birds. It is a no-mess no-waste bird recipe with key ingredients such as peanut granules and sunflower hearts plus it's enriched with a natural source of calcium. If Blackbirds had to pick one mix from the Huskfree range, they'd probably choose Huskfee Advance with dried mealworms.
A Blackbirds 'natural diet consists of insects, grubs and earthworms - especially during the summer months when insect availability is higher during the breeding season switching to fruit and berries during the winter. Live mealworms are a big favourite and relished by the Blackbirds - ours are vegetarian larvae, clean, odourless, and rich in protein.
If you want to treat a Blackbird to a portion of extra special bird food, try our soft-food mixes as they've been created to provide nutrition that's easier for them to eat. A shining example of our soft food range is Golden Chorus, which smells delicious. As soon as you open a bag, you will see for yourself why the birds love it. It is a crumbly-moist mix with an aromatic blend of mixed fruits, and you'll have to remind yourself it's not for you...it's for the birds.