Swainstons "New Seed Blends"
Swainstons Bird Seed has created a whole New Range of wild bird seed mixes that we know birds will love. As we have our own mill with lots of trees around, we can test out the types of seeds and mixes that birds will love. After lots of trials, we came up with some new very attractive and full of nutritional value mixes.
Wild Seed Mixes
Introducing Swainstons Wild Bird Seed Mixes – a delightful blend of nature's best for our feathered friends!
Carefully crafted to offer a diverse feast, our mixes combine premium seeds, grains, and nuts, ensuring optimal nutrition for wild birds.
Watch in awe as a symphony of vibrant garden birds graces your feeders. Embrace the joy of supporting wildlife and nurturing biodiversity with Swainstons Wild Bird Seed Mixes.
Elevate your birdwatching experience today! Available for online purchase.
Tips Through Our Informative Tabs
Welcome to a realm of valuable insights! By clicking on the tabs below, you'll unlock essential information about caring for your wild bird seed.
Discover the dos and don'ts, and empower yourself with the best feed possible for your feathered friends.
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Advice On Seed Storage
Keeping bird food dry
If seeds become slightly moist, they may either begin the germination process and sprout, or they could develop mould. In either scenario, the seeds become unsuitable for feeding to birds. Therefore, it is crucial to always keep the seeds completely dry to ensure they can be fed to birds without any issues.
Keeping bird food cool
Naturally, there are limitations to how much this can be achieved, especially during the summer months. The more effectively you can maintain a cool environment for stored bird food, the more you enhance the seed's longevity and maintain its quality. Optimal storage for your bird food involves utilising a garage or a similar out-building, where the absence of heating and a concrete floor contribute to a consistently lower temperature. It's worth noting that timber sheds and greenhouses are not ideal choices, as they tend to become heated when exposed to direct sunlight.
Preventing rodents getting to stored bird food
When utilising an out-building to store your bird food, it's important to note that mice and rats can be drawn to it unless it's securely stored in an airtight container. These rodents not only consume the food but can also introduce contamination to the remaining stock. Thus, it is imperative to maintain the freshness and hygiene of the bird food by using well-sealed containers, as exemplified here.
Don’t keep bird food for too long
For the majority of individuals, this isn't a concern since their garden birds typically prevent the food from being stored for extended periods. However, if there's a situation where your supply is exceeding the demand, it's advisable to maintain a stock that covers no more than six months.
The best container and place to store bird food
Use Food Storage Buckets, designed as airtight plastic containers, represent an excellent choice. When combined with the aforementioned factors, these containers guarantee the preservation of your bird food in optimal condition.
Swainstons Seed Straights
Our collection of straight bird seeds promises an unforgettable avian adventure. Sourced from around the UK & the World.
From our black sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts, peanuts, and wheat deliver nature's finest treasures.
Indulge in the joy of handpicking your favourites or craft a tantalising wild bird food mix to entice a symphony of garden bird species.
Elevate your birdwatching experience and embrace the magic of attracting a charming array of feathered friends to your feeders.
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