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Feeding birds is a simple way to increase the number of birds in your garden and provides entertainment for the whole family. It also provides birds with a regular food source over the winter months when seeds, flower berries, and nectar are scarce. The birds will also search for common garden pests like caterpillars, slugs and snails - an added bonus for all gardeners.
Wild birds eat a variety of foods - some are mainly nectar feeders such as Tui and Bellbirds whereas others like fantails and starlings prefer insects and bugs. Other species like finches and sparrows are mainly seed eaters, however in winter when natural food sources are low, most wild birds will eat seed.
Tui has a range of wild bird feeders and seed mixes, designed to tempt a range of birds to your backyard. All the feeders have a high quality construction, they are weather resistant, easy to clean, and have a simple to fill design. Tui has a custom blended wild bird seed mix which is free from artificial colours and flavours, is totally natural and can be used with all the seed feeders in our range. Tui's seed mix contains: mixed millet, radish, rape seed, wheat, barley, and sorghum.
Tui also has a specialist feeder for nectar feeding birds like Tui and Bellbirds. It is nice and bright like a nectar flower so the birds are attracted to it and you simply mix up a sugar solution by dissolving 200g of white sugar in 1litre of warm water. Once that has cooled down it is poured into the feeder and hung in a tree.
Top Tips on feeding Wild Birds:
- Birds are vulnerable on the ground so raised feeders are best.
- Keep the feeder topped up with seed so the birds can rely on it as a source of food throughout the seasons.
- Regularly clean and dry your feeder. Feeding from an unclean feeder can contribute to the spread of disease through the bird population.
- Always keep food dry. Rotten or mouldy seed is harmful to wild birds.