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A Guide to Bird Feeding

Quick Bird ID and Feeding Chart HOUSE FARM A guide to the most common UK garden birds, what they enjoy to eat the most and the type of feeder they prefer to feed from. bird foods Blue Tit Collared Dove Blackbird Chaffinch A colourful member of the finch family. The male Chaffinch has a pink breast and cheeks, blue-grey crown and nape, and chestnut brown back. The female has an olive-brown back, and grey-brown under parts becoming almost white towards the rump, which is greenish. The juveniles are similar to the female but lack the greenish rump. The male of the This small member species is jet black with a bright yellow beak, though the beak colour is browner on younger birds. The female bird is similar in size but its plumage is brown in colour. of the Tit family is brightly coloured, with a blue cap and wings. Their tummies are yellow in colour. One of the most common visitors in our gardens. The delicately coloured plumage of the collared dove is blend of pinkish- sandy browns and greys. Both male and female birds have the black half collar finely outlined with white around the nape of the neck. The young do not develop their collar until after their first moult. Favoured foods Favoured foods Favoured foods Favoured foods • Sunflower • Sunflower • Black Sunflower Seeds • Premium Mixes • Mixed Seed • Ultimate Mixes •Ground Mix • Sunflower • Robin and Friends Mix •Chopped Peanuts • Suet Products •Live Mealworms • Peanuts Black Sunflower Seeds • Suet Products • Premium Mixes •Live Mealworms • Sunflower Hearts • Ultimate Mixes • Premium Mixes • Black Sunflower •Ground Mix • Wheat • Rolled Oats Hearts Hearts • Ultimate Mixes • Mixed Seed Hearts • Ground Mix • Rolled Oats • Sultanas Seeds • Mixed Seeds • Peanuts GROUND FEEDER HANGING FEEDER GROUND FEEDER HANGING FEEDER GROUND FEEDER Dunnock Goldfinch Great Great Tit Both male and female are alike in their grey colour but the younger birds tend to be more brown and striped. They can also be identified by their thin bill and orange legs. Spotted Woodpecker A very distinctive brightly coloured bird with black and white features with a red patch under the tail. The male has a red patch at the back of his head, while the female has a black nape. Younger birds have a red skull cap. These small birds are highly decorated in colour. Their bodies are fawn in colour, their wings are black and white with a flash of yellow and their heads are a vibrant red with flashes of black and white. They have a long beak which enables them to extract seeds from the teasel and thistles, or niger seed in special feeders Favoured foods The largest member of the tit family, it is easily recognised by its black head and black breast stripe, bright yellow belly and green upper body. The male has a thicker breast stripe than the female. Favoured foods Favoured foods Favoured foods • Niger Seed • Sunflower Hearts • Black Sunflower Seeds • Peanuts • Sunflower Hearts • Suet Products • Suet Products • Sunflower Hearts • Ultimate Mixes • Live Mealworms •Chopped Peanuts •Ground Mix • Mixed Seed • Ultimate Mixes • Premium Mixes • Oats • Peanuts • Black Sunflowers •Live Mealworms • Premium Mixes • Suet Products • Ultimate Mixes GROUND FEEDER HANGING FEEDER HANGING FEEDER HANGING FEEDER Greenfinch House Robin Long Tailed Tit Similar in size to a House Sparrow, the Greenfinch is a chunky-looking finch. The male Greenfinch is known for its olive- green back and bright yellow patches in its wings and tail. The female is duller with streaky upper parts. Juvenile Greenfinches are similar to the female but browner. Sparrow The male House Sparrow has a black bib with grey cheeks, crown and rump. The female is more uniformly brown with a paler front. Juveniles resemble the female. The Long-tailed Tit is easily recognised as its tail is longer than its body. They have small bodies of what looks like black and white plumage but on closer inspection they are pinkish and their long tail is black in colour. They have a very small beak which is black One of the most distinctive birds seen in Britain and certainly the best loved. Both male and female birds are identical with their red breast and olive brown upper parts. Juveniles have a speckled breast instead of the red. Favoured foods • Mixed Seed • Premium Mixes • Ultimate Mixes •Ground Mix • Sunflower Favoured foods • Sunflower Hearts • Mixed Seed • Premium Mixes •Wheat • Ultimate Mixes •Live Mealworms Favoured foods • Sunflower Hearts Favoured foods • Black Sunflower Seeds • Ground Mix • Black Sunflower Seeds • Peanuts • Live Mealworms • Ultimate Mixes • Robin and Friends Mix • Oats • Suet Products • Live Mealworms • Sunflower • Suet Products Hearts • Ground Mix • Sultanas • Peanuts Hearts GROUND FEEDER HANGING FEEDER GROUND FEEDER HANGING FEEDER HANGING FEEDER GROUND FEEDER Siskin Wood Starling Wren The plumage is shiny black with white speckles during winter, revealing purple and greens glints in the summer sunshine. The young are grey-brown until their first moult. pigeon Both male and female have broad yellow wing bars and the male has a black cap and bib during the summer months. The female is brown and streaky with yellow and green in it to keep her hidden when on the nest. A small finch which is increasing in numbers across the UK, and is now a regular visitor to many gardens. The Woodpigeon is Britain's largest and most common pigeon. It has a grey head, white collar and an ample pinky-grey breast. Its five note cooing can be heard as early as February. These birds have a voracious appetite and are prolific breeders. This tiny bird has mottled brown plumage, characterised by its cocked tail and very small neck. It is a small dumpy bird with long legs and toes, but with a very loud song! Favoured foods • Ground Mix • Robin and Friends Mix Favoured foods Favoured foods Favoured foods • Dried Mealworms • Sunflower Hearts • Niger Seed • Ultimate Mixes • Peanuts • Premium Mixes • Mixed Seed • Black Sunflower • Wheat • Mixed seed • Premium Mix • Sultanas • Suet Products • Live Mealworms • Suet Products •Chopped • Live Mealworms Peanuts GROUND FEEDER HANGING FEEDER GROUND FEEDER GROUND FEEDER HANGING FEEDER GROUND FEEDER For further information on feeding birds visit or call us on 01775 630208 Working in Partnership with The Wildlife Trusts wildlife You TRUSTS

A Guide to Bird Feeding

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This is a guide to the most common UK birds, what foods they enjoy most and the best type of bird feeder for them!




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