Our very popular High Energy Fledgling Mix™ is back for this season!

Bird food for fledglings - loved by sparrows

Spring is upon us - not that you'd know it from the cold, wet and miserable weather! This is the time of year when garden bird numbers soar as fledglings appear en masse.

This is also the most critical time of year to offer quality, easy-to-digest bird food (especially if the weather is inclement and the insect population is low, which is certainly the case right now).


Bird feeding on a table

Wild birds vary quite a bit in size and feeding habits, which is why there are so many different types of bird feeder on the market.

When you're trying to choose the best bird feeder for your garden, think carefully about which birds you're hoping to attract. This will inform your purchase - for example, some birds are ground feeders, whereas others prefer to forage in bushes and trees.

(Of course, you can always set up several different feeders in your garden so as to attract a wider variety of birds!)


Richard with the dogs

Here's a little fact that may help you out in a pub quiz one day: every inch of rain that falls produces 8kg of nitrogen per hectare for the soil.

Rain is by far the cheapest source of N fertiliser available to us. That's why most of Britain's dairy farms are on the west coast, where the higher rainfall super-fertilises the grass and keeps the cows well fed. It's also the reason why our farm looks so green at the moment. In the last five months, we have had 33 inches of rain - just a bit less than our normal annual rainfall! Surely it has to stop soon...?


Beautiful Mother's Day Gifts

Who doesn't love a bit of stylish storage, and especially when it is for daily use and can sit proudly in a kitchen or utility room? No need to hide it in a cupboard!


Blue tit eating peanuts from a bird feeder

Peanuts are rich in nutrients, and they're popular with all sorts of garden birds. They are high in:

  • protein
  • healthy fats
  • essential vitamins and minerals


Robin in wet weather

This robin is looking a bit fed up, and I totally get it - we all are!

With the weather forecast looking wet, wet, WET for the foreseeable future, it's worth taking a look at our bird feeding practices to ensure we give our feathered friends a fighting chance. Natural food resources are still very scarce, and this inclement weather is testing, so wild birds need all the help they can get.


National Nestbox Week Offer

National Nestbox Week will take place on 14th - 21st February 2024. More...

Mother's Day (Sunday 10th March 2024) is a special time of year that gives us an opportunity to honour and celebrate the women in our life.

If your mum loves to feed her garden birds, we've got a great selection of bird-themed gifts that are perfect for Mother's Day. Visit our GIFT IDEAS page or scroll down for inspiration!


Where to put a bird feeder

There are two key factors to consider when hanging a bird feeder in your garden.

  1. Visibility
  2. Safety


Use the discount code WATCH24 to save 10% on ALL bird seed mixes and straight seeds!

Big Garden Birdwatch 2024

This year's Big Garden Birdwatch will take place on 26th - 28th January 2024, so now is a great time to stock up on bird food and fill up those feeders!

To help you attract the local birds to your back garden, we're currently offering a 10% discount on ALL* bird seed mixes and straight seeds - just make sure you enter the code WATCH24 before you head to the checkout.