It is such a pleasure to have the company of wild birds in your own garden, to enjoy their beauty, colour and song. 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 cold winter months when food can be scarce.

feed the birdsAttracting wild birds into your garden will also encourage them to search for common garden pests such as caterpillars and snails to eat – a fantastic benefit for all gardeners!

Wild birds eat a variety of food – 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.

In store we have a great range of Tui Products bird feeders and wild bird seed which are designed to tempt a variety of birds into your garden. All Tui feeders have a high quality construction, are weather resistant, easy to clean, and are simple to fill. The Seed Mix is a natural product, free from artificial colours and flavours, and can be used with all the seed feeders. The mix contains a nutritious blend of mixed millet, radish, rape seed, wheat, barley, and sorghum.

feed the birdsThe Tui Nectar Feeder is a specialist feeder for nectar feeding birds like tui and bellbirds. It is nice and bright like a nectar flower to attract the birds and you simply mix up a sugar solution by dissolving 200g of white sugar in 1 litre of warm water. Once that has cooled down it is poured into the feeder and hung in a tree. The Tui Wild Bird Seed Bell is also a great option and will give birds days of entertainment and nutrition as they use their natural pecking instincts to pull apart the bell.

Top Tips:

  • Birds are vulnerable on the ground so raised feeders are the safest solution.
  • 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.