What Is The Best Seed For Wild Birds?

Feeding wild birds can be a fun and rewarding activity for bird lovers. Seeing various bird species visit your garden can bring a lot of joy. It is worth noting, however, that not all bird seeds are created equal. In fact, most shop-bought birdseed is made from cheap ingredients that most birds will not eat.

Most commercial birdseed contains filler seeds that are cheap to grow, such as milo, wheat, and corn. While these seeds may appear appealing to humans, they are not the best option for birds. Many bird species, in fact, find these seeds unappealing and will often ignore them, resulting in wasted seeds and resources from growing and processing these seeds, as well as a lower chance of attracting birds to your garden.

So, what should you look for in birdseed? Choose seeds that are high in fat and protein, such as sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, and peanuts. These seeds are a great energy source for birds and will attract a wider range of bird species to your feeder. What’s more, it is essential to pick high-quality seeds that are free of dust, mould, and other contaminants that can harm birds. When feeding birds, keep in mind that different birds have different feeding habits and preferences, which I personally found difficult and expensive to figure out until now.

I recently discovered A Little Bird Company, an independent company dedicated to providing high-quality bird seeds to bird lovers throughout the United Kingdom. It is also delivered in sustainable, compostable packaging, which is a welcome change from the plastic bags that most store-bought seed comes in. A Little Seed Company recognises that feeding wild birds can be an important part of connecting with nature, so they have created a line of bird seed blends that are specifically designed to attract a wide variety of bird species, are wheat and filler free, and contain no-grow ingredients

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