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our guide below will help you see which foods your favourite species enjoy the most and how best to feed them. However, there's a couple of points to remember:
Small cereal seeds such as canary seed and millet.
The size of a House sparrow’s beak limits the size of seed they can de-husk, so they tend to eat lots of low energy seeds quickly as opposed to fewer large high energy seeds.
Place their seed mix into seed feeders.
Insects like meal worms, seeds, naked oats and kibbled peanuts.
As ground feeding birds, Robin’s use their short beaks to dig up insects. This means they tend to prefer food with a similarly soft texture like mealworms.
Spread their food on ground feeders, dining station trays or tables. If you use ground feeders, make sure there's plenty of cover from predators nearby.
Large high energy oil seeds such as sunflower seed and hempseed.
With their more generously-proportioned beaks, Greenfinches are able to de-husk larger and more nutritious seeds.
Put large high energy seed mixes into a seed feeder.
High energy seeds and nuts such as black sunflower seeds and peanuts.
Blue Tits like to have protective cover near to their feeders in order to avoid predators. Flitting between the feeders and their shelter uses lots of energy so they favour high fat foods.
Hang seed feeders with straight perches near protective cover.
High energy fatty seeds such as sunflower and nyger seed.
Although Goldfinches can eat both small and large seeds and nuts, they love small high-fat foods like sunflower and nyger seed.
Place whole sunflower hearts in mesh feeders or loose sunflower and nyger seeds in appropriate feeders.
Most types of seed.
Chaffinches can be found in a variety of habitats including farmland, woodland and suburban areas, so are adaptable and have a varied diet.
Fill seed feeders with mixed seeds.
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