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Are you a bird lover who’s trying to attract more unusual and wild bird species into your garden?

Having a good understanding of the best wild bird food to offer in your garden will dramatically improve your chances of drawing a wide range of wild birds into your garden.

For many wild birds, the only food available to them is whatever can be scavenged from the local shrubs, bushes and, of course, the ground. So, as you can imagine - it's slim pickings. 

Insects & nuts make up the bulk of the average wild bird’s diet. So, how can you attract these wild winged friends into your garden? Continue reading to find out what some of the best wild bird food options are, and if you have any questions about feeding wild birds, don't hesitate to get in touch! 

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Black Sunflower Seeds (from Helianthus annuus)

Not only are black sunflower seeds one of the most common types of bird seed on the market, but they also offer high oil content, a thin shell that’s easy to break and they’re incredibly rich in fat, fibre and protein. Both small and large wild birds can easily access the oil-rich kernels of this popular bird food with ease, making them an excellent choice for attracting wild species.

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Millet (from Panicum miliaceum)

Millet is a small grain that is one of the best wild bird foods on the market. Originally, millet was used as part of our diet being consumed in baked goods and casseroles, but now it is most commonly used as food for sparrows and other wild birds. It has a delicious sweet nutty flavour and is packed full of vitamins and minerals, the perfect addition to your wild bird food offerings.

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Sunflower Hearts

Sunflower hearts are by far one of the most popular wild bird food choices on the market. Sunflower hearts are taken from the plumpest sunflower seeds and, because they’re already shelled, they keep your garden clean and tidy! They are highly calorific and can be consumed quickly, which makes them the perfect addition to the best wild bird food.

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Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea)

Wild birds adore peanuts, they taste great and they’re incredibly high in fat and they taste great! Very small wild birds might struggle to eat them, but they’re sure to attract wild birds such as tits and woodpeckers. Peanuts are definitely one to include in your wild bird food mixes, they’re nutritional and easy to source for your feathered friends.

Pack them inside a mesh feeder so that birds can easily peck at them without carrying the nuts away whole! Bear in mind that peanuts are also likely to attract local squirrels into your garden! If you want to avoid this, you should choose a squirrel-proof bird feeder or minimise the number of peanuts you put out for the wild birds.

If you’re looking for the best wild bird food for your garden, why not take a look at the wild bird food seeds and seed mixes that we grow and sell directly from The Really Wild Bird Food Company? We’re sure we can help you attract a wide range of wild birds to your garden in no time! Click the button below to browse:

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