As you may have already noticed, we've had a bit of a makeover here at reallywildbirdfood.co.uk. Our new website went live yesterday, and we're very happy with it - we hope you like it too!
Not only does our website have an eye-catching new look, it also has responsive functionality that makes it easier to browse and buy our products on a smartphone or tablet. The dynamic design 'responds' to the size of the screen you're using, giving you a smooth online shopping experience across all kinds of different devices!
So what are you waiting for? Start exploring our new website! Here are some links to get you started:
Thanks to the team at Designer Websites for doing such a great job on our new site.
We at Really Wild Bird Food offer an extensive range of stand-alone feeder cages and guardians, which can be used with your existing feeders to make life much more difficult for squirrels and large, unwelcome birds like seagulls and pigeons. We also stock Nuttery caged bird feeders, which include both the guardian and the feeder itself.
Click here to browse our full range of feeder guardians, or choose from the featured products listed below. Remember, we offer FREE delivery on all feeders IF you also order seeds or live worms from our Bird Foods department.
Two sizes available (small or large). Compatible with Droll Yankee tubular feeders.
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Protect your fat balls from larger birds. Ideal for attracting small birds to your garden for a high-energy feast.
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Perfect for protecting ground feeders. Allow little birds in while keeping squirrels and big birds out.
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A delicious and very high energy seed mix, containing crunchy dried mealworms for extra protein and delicious berry flavoured suet pellets for extra warming calories.
Well - who doesn't put on a few pounds over Christmas?!
This crumble is a real winter-warmer for your resident robin and will be loved by other soft-billed garden visitors such as thrushes, dunnocks and blackbirds. This mix also contains home grown naked oats, home grown millet, sunflower hearts, pinhead oatmeal and peanut granules.
You can order some right here!
We would recommend that you put your Christmas Crumble™ in a Robin Feeder, ( so you don't waste any ) but really, you can offer it in any small dish or even sprinkle a handful on a bird table, feeding platform or on the ground.
Merry Christmas from us all here on the farm!
How to Find Us The farm is Street End Farm and our post code is SO32 1FS We are about 1 mile outside Bishop's Waltham. If you are using sat nav - look out for The Really Wild Bird Food Company ( that is us!) How Click and Collect Works It is easy peasy. Just visit our website at www.reallywildbirdfood.co.uk Browse the site and chose what you would like to buy. At checkout, select the Click and Collect option The website will automatically apply a 20% discount to your purchases Tell us when you would like to collect and we will have it all ready for you! You can also just give us a call on 01489 896785 - and save 20% Or drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - and still save 20%! Or request one of our catalogues here
When you arrive at the farm you will receive a lovely welcome. We love our customers to visit. We have an easy drive-in-drive out farmyard. You drive in, we load your goods straight into the back of your car and you drive off - all very easy! We don't have a farm shop 'per se' but we have a cosy display area in our offices and there is always someone to show you any products of interest. We are open from 8am to 4pm Monday - Friday.
About Us We are a family run farm, who specialise in growing, mixing and producing the finest quality bird food that you can buy. Our bird seed is deliciously fresh, packed with lots of different ingredients and the best you can buy for your garden birds. Why not treat your garden birds to something a bit special this Christmas? Visit our website and see what we have to offer!
Around this time of year (mid to late November) when average daily temperatures start to fall and the seeds, masts and fruits in the hedgerows are pretty much eaten up, garden birds will start to return to your feeders. The seed-eaters like tits, finches, robins, dunnocks, blackbirds etc will visit feeders and will fill up on dry seed. However, it is a bit like having toast in the morning without an accompanying cup of tea if you don't also offer them clean drinking water! Most garden birds do need to drink at least twice a day. They lose water through respiration and droppings. Really lucky people have a free-flowing stream or river running through their gardens and will notice that birds will find easy access points where they can drink and bathe in relative safety. For us less fortunate, putting out a birdbath, or an upturned metal dustbin lid, and keeping the supply of water clean, will be gratefully received. Here are a few water 'top tips' to make winter healthy for your birds and easy for you!
Winter bird tips
- Experiment with the location of your birdbath. Birds need to feel safe when they bathe as they don't fly well with wet feathers. If it isn't being used - try moving it to a different spot in the garden.
- Try to leave at least 2 meters distance between the birdbath and some cover, like a hedge or tree. This will give them some cover if they feel threatened and the distance will give them security against predators like sparrowhawks and cats.
- Adding stones or pebbles is a really good way to encourage them to use your birdbath. It helps stimulate a natural shallow pool. The birds can sip and keep an eye out for trouble. Ideally, the birdbath should have sloping sides and a rough texture so make it more slip-resistant with the water about 1-4 inches deep.
- Keep on top of your cleaning routine. Choose and use a birdbath which is easy for you to man-handle and made of materials which are easy to scrub clean. I am always going on about how dirty water can be a major factor in the transmission of diseases such as trichomoniasis and salmonella, so PLEASE KEEP 'EM CLEAN.
How to stop bird baths from freezing over
When the temperatures being to fall and the water in your birdbath turns to ice, the birdbath will be unusable for your visiting birds. This presents a problem as if alternative sources of water aren't found, the birds run the risk of becoming dehydrated. Maintaining hydration is a key factor in staying warm - so not only do birds become thirsty, they become cold as well. They then need to eat more to keep their body temperature up which compounds the problem.... so please make sure that you break the ice regularly. Here are some more ways that you can avoid your birdbath from freezing over:
- Adding a light floating ball in the water will keep a small amount of water ice-free and accessible to visiting birds
- Pour some warm water from a pan/kettle into the birdbath
- Relocating your birdbath to a sunny spot in the garden
- Lining the birdbath with a polythene sheet that you can lift out with the ice
- Please DO NOT be tempted to use any kind of anti-freeze - these products are mostly toxic to birds.
You can buy a bespoke birdbath in a variety of different sizes, heights and materials, but it is also quite nice to create your own, and I would love to hear from you what kinds of items you have used successfully as birdbaths and any top tips you might have for keeping them active and healthy during the winter months!
You can browse our range of quality birdbaths and bath equipment below to attract more birds to your garden and keep them alive and healthy during the winter months!
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For more information on our range of products or tips on winter bird feeding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today - we'd be more than happy to help!