Some bird foods on sale in the Garden Shop at Midway Plants:
NYGER SEED: To attract many varieties of finches, redpolls, siskins. 12.75Kg sacks or smaller 500g bags.
PEANUTS: Try feeding peanuts whole, in a special peanut feeder,in order to attract blue tits, great, coal long-
SEED MIX: loved by robins if it is scattered on the bird table, collared doves, chaffinches, greenfinches and sparrows. We can offer either the no mess mix or standard seed feed in large 12.75Kg sacks.
SUNFLOWER HEARTS: This is one of the most popular feeds for a huge variety of wild birds. Robins, finches, blackbirds, nut hatches, tits as well as as woodpeckers will all help themselves to these in huge amounts, especially in the Winter –
FAT BALLS: The favourite winter food for many birds but especially popular with the blue tits and great tits, woodpeckers and nuthatches. We use no-
SUET BLOCKS: A square version of fat balls, this food lasts a bit longer. Use mainly in winter in a special feeder to fit.
MEAL WORMS: A real treat for all types of birds, scatter them over the bird table or on ground feeders to attract blackbirds, robins, chaffinches, thrushes, greenfinches, sparrows, nut hatches.
WATER: Always make sure there is a supply of clean water near the bird feeders
A word about SQUIRRELS: Love them or detest them, the squirrel can wreak havoc at the bird table. Try our squirrel –
Make sure bird feeders are cleaned out regularly, using a bottle brush and light detergent. Rinse all feeders and trays in warm water and leave to dry.
NEST BOXES: Put up bird boxes mainly in early Spring, when many species are looking for a new home and will be inspecting the premises on offer. Make sure the box is sheltered, facing the right direction for the bird you wish to attract (see RSPB guidelines on box siting) and is high enough to be away from natural predators such as the domestic cat. The entry hole should be the correct size for the birds –
We have a stock of nest boxes which are hand crafted and made locally.
ENJOY YOUR BIRDS!!!!