Raisins are most effective when fed from the ground and are loved by many bird species such as blackbirds and song thrushes. Soaking raisins during the breeding season offers a good route for adults to supply their young with necessary water.
If you would like a seed mixture containing raisins, why not try our Ground Blend, details of which you can find in the seed mixes category?
These raisins look delicious, but please note that they are not for human consumption.
A note to our customers about the transition from 20kg sacks to 15kg sacks. We have made a decision, which will become effective from 1st November 2021, to use DPD as our courier partner. We feel that DPD will offer our customers a better service and delivery experience, with one hour scheduled time slots and advanced tracking systems. However, for this to happen, we need to box all our goods; DPD will not deliver unboxed goods. We feel that a 20kg sack in a large box is not easily manageable for our customers, so we have made the decision to drop to 15kg, which, a box, is more easily lifted and handled. Sadly, we have to factor in the additional cost of the box, but we are hoping that this will be balanced out by the much better service that DPD will be able to give us all. We will continue to monitor costs and of course, endeavour to reduced them whenever prices start to come back down again. Thank you for your understanding. Kind regards. Lesley
Please note - if you would like to buy bigger quantities of our products ( this can be any of our seed mixes, straights or peanuts etc) and continue to buy in 20kg sacks, we will be able to offer quarter, half and full pallets of 20kg sacks. These will equate to 300kg ( 15 sacks ), 600kg ( 30 sacks) or 1 tonne (50 sacks) please call us for a quote on 01489 896785 or email us stating how much you would like to buy and also your delivery post code. For pallet deliveries we can offer very competitive prices!
Please also note that raisins can be nephrotoxic to some dogs. They can cause kidney failure. Which dogs are affected is unknown until a susceptible dog ingests them and subsequently becomes unwell, so please do not allow pets to eat raisins which are put out for the birds.
Bought these as a cheaper alternative for sultanas bought from the supermarket, which blackbirds love. However, these raisins are enormous and the blackbirds won't eat them, probably due to their large size. I have soaked them but it has made no difference. Very disappointing!
I've only given a 2stars for quality as these raisins are absolutely huuuuge, as in ginormous. Don't know if Welsh blackbirds are any different to others but they won't eat them. They pick them up and then throw them away, especially as they are now feeding their babies. I've tried cutting them up into tiny pieces but it's taking me hours.