* This post comes courtesy of Haith’s – Bird Food Specialists since 1937. If you want top quality bird seed and feeders from a British family run business, then Haith’s has all the products your garden birds need!*
So, you’ve decided to start feeding the birds visiting your outdoor space, (be it a garden, yard or balcony), and that’s a good thing. But there’s so many different types of bird food that you don’t know where to begin!
There’s seed for finches, soft food for robins, peanuts for tits and suet for starlings! The choice can make your head spin!
But did you also know there’s different qualities of food too? There’s the cheap supermarket bought versions which are full of dust and germinate once fallen on soil.
Then there’s SUPERCLEAN™!
Haith’s kindly offered me some of their Premium Wild Bird Food to sample. Or more importantly my visiting garden birds to sample! They sent me a bag of SUPERCLEAN™ seed and another bag of uncleaned seed. You can tell the difference straight away from the pictures taken by David below. The uncleaned seed had pieces of wood, dust and seed husks whereas the SUPERCLEAN™ looked polished and wholesome. Which seed would you prefer too feed your birds?
Why do Haith’s SUPERCLEAN™ their foods?
The reason Haith’s SUPERCLEAN™ their seed is due to studies by Professor John E Cooper DTVM FRCPath FSB CIBiol FRCVS, who found that birds who ate abrasive materials easily damaged their respiratory tracts. This damage in turn leads to increased vulnerability to illness and disease.
Haith’s kindly asked me to help spread their message about SUPERCLEAN™ and the importance of feeding good quality seed to wild birds. The below info-gram is helpful in explaining their process.
And if all that isn’t enough they have birder and conservationist extraordinaire Bill Oddie explaining the process.
And how did the SUPERCLEAN™ seed fare? On a freezing winter’s day, with snow forecast, the wild birds needed all the high energy seed they could get. I filmed many goldfinches on the feeders and a very cheeky pigeon helping himself to the seed on offer from the Multifeeder!!
If you would like to see the variety of bird foods from Haith’s follow this link: https://www.haiths.com
What are your opinions on bird seed?
Thanks for reading?
A proper Charm of Goldfinch there and your Wood Pigeon was very cheeky! I am just using fat balls and suet filled coconut shell at the moment, though they are from the supermarket. The bluetits have been joined by a robin and 2 dunnocks, the occasional Great tit and a starling. X
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