Bird seed from local conservationist farmer
We are proud to stock what we believe to be the best brand of bird seed available from a local conservationist farmer in Rutland
We offer many different mixes of bird seed including :
Mixed Bird Seed
An all seasons recipe suitable for a wide range of garden birds, which offers great value without compromising on quality. This mix includes black sunflower seeds and is packed with small seeds, all suitable for all year round feeding. Contains: wheat, white millet, black sunflower, kibbled maize and red dari.
A favorite of our feathered friends this mix includes a high content of sunflower hearts and chopped nuts providing energy rich oils which are necessary in the breeding and migratory seasons. Contains: wheat, sunflower hearts, white millet, kibbled maize, red dari, pinhead oats and peanut granules.
Our “wheat free” offers our widest selection of popular small seeds which attract a wide variety of small garden birds. The wheat is replaced with higher quantities of nutritious seeds and the exclusion of wheat aims to discourage pigeons, doves and larger birds. Contains: sunflower hearts, white millet, kibbled maize, red dari, pinhead oats and peanut granules.
A no grow no waste mix with the highest energy rating in our range. Packed with high proportions of oil rich seed such as sunflower hearts and chopped nuts, this husk free mix is most beneficial to your garden birds. With all the seeds being de-husked or kibbled your lawn will stay free from germinating seeds. Contains: pinhead oats, sunflower hearts, kibbled maize and peanut granules.
A blend of Sunflower hearts, millet, kibbled maize, red dari, pinhead oatmeal, peanut granules, canary seed, oilseed-rape, suet pellets and mealworms blended especially for fledglings.
Formulated specifically for ground feeding birds this nutritious mix has added fruit and energy giving suet which will appeal to soft billed birds such as blackbirds, robins and thrushes, best fed on the ground or table watch the birds flock to this delicious blend. Contains: sunflower hearts, chopped peanuts, naked oats, flaked maize, crushed wheat raisins and suet pellets. Suitable for feeding on the ground or on a table.
Tree Sparrow Mix
A blend of canary seed, red & yellow millet, attractive to many garden birds particularly the Tree Sparrow.
A mix of half wheat, half kibbled maize provides an attractive mix to the larger birds in your garden such as pigeons, doves and pheasants, this is also a great feed for poultry. Contains: Wheat and kibbled maize.
Robin and Friends Mix
Our exciting new mix includes suet, soft fruit and mealworms – particularly enjoyed by Robins. This mix will be a firm favorite in your garden through the winter months due to the inclusion of high energy ingredients such as large quantities of sunflower hearts and chopped peanuts which are attractive to all of our most frequent visitors.
Rutland Deluxe Mix
This superior mix contains higher quantities of oil seeds to increase the caloric value of this mix. Black sunflower is replaced with sunflower hearts, and peanut granules have been introduced to the recipe. The addition of dried mealworms increases the protein value making this a particularly important mix in the breeding season when the birds are in need of a high energy food source. The high proportion of nyjer and sunflower hearts makes this mix another favourite of the finch family. Contains: sunflower hearts, white millet, wheat, pinhead oats, peanut granules, red millet, oilseed-rape, red dari, canary seed, nyjer seed and dried mealworms.
In addition to all the mixes we also sell straight feeds if you know your garden Birds you can make up to own mixes.
Top of the list for nutritional value and one of the most popular seeds in the garden, these oil rich seeds are a favourite of our feathered friends and will attract a wide variety to your garden. With the black husk removed there is no messy husks to clear up. A ideal feed for all finches, tits, blackbirds and house sparrows.
Siskins, redpolls and goldfinches particularly will seek nyjer seed out , a natural tonic for birds this very fine seed is from the ramtil plant. It is enjoyed all year round, we recommend this seed is fed through a specialist nyjer feeder ideally with a feeder tray to prevent seed loss.
A traditional feed favourite of many species including the great spotted wood pecker and tit family, this quality high energy food source is particularly beneficial in the winter months. All our peanuts are aflotoxin free and we recommend they are only fed through a mesh feeder.
Our fatballs are a great source of protein and nourishment especially through the winter months and breeding season. They are extremely popular and enjoyed by a wide range of species. Our fatballs contain a mixture of fat & seeds to ensure your birds are getting all their dietary requirements. Our great quality suet products are produced on a long established family farm in Bedfordshire who farm to our high environmental standards.
These worms are the next best thing to live food delivering the same source of protein and fat without the wriggling! These worms are the larvae of the Flour Beetle, they can be fed all year round but are particularly popular in the breeding season for the fledglings. The worms can be fed on their own or mixed in with seeds, soaking them in water will make them even more irresistible!
Bird feeding guide
When to feed
Feeding your garden birds is an activity to be enjoyed all year round, providing essential foods to birds when natural food stocks are low. Although feeding through the winter months is most essential, the RSPB and the BTO advocate feeding all year round to guard against natural food shortages whenever they may occur. Feeding through the breeding season brings real benefits to the adults and their young, your garden will be bustling with busy parents and new fledglings.
What to feed
Our mixes, straights, suets and worms shown within our shop will greatly benefit your birds throughout the year. By feeding a wide range of different foodstuffs you can attract a wider range of species. It is important to feed high energy and quality feeds to benefit your birds most. Feeding the right food at the right time is essential , a selection of feed will ensure you provide for different species. In addition a supply of fresh water in your garden for drinking and bathing will benefit those visiting.
• Feed all year round
• Create and manage your garden to supply a natural source of food and shelter
• Locate feeders close to shelter to guard against predators
• Keep feeders clean to avoid the spread of disease
• Keep your seed in the feeder fresh
• Store feed in a cool place out of direct sunlight and use within one year of purchase
We stock a wide range of bird feeders and bird houses.
For further information, help or advice on feeding garden birds please contact us. We are always happy to help.