SPC Wildlife have a passion for wildlife and nature. They are based in Sussex and stock an excellent variety of wild bird seed and other wildlife products. They also support a growing number of registered charities so that every time you shop with them, 5% of the value of your transaction can be donated to a charity.
A large number of birds visit our Cheshire garden which means an awful lot of bird food is eaten, so I was grateful to receive a selection of their wild bird seed mixes. I couldn’t wait to see what the birds thought about them.
SPC Wildlife provide their own recipe seed mixes in zip lock bags which are clearly and informatively labelled. As soon as I put my hand in the bag I noticed the clean and excellent quality seed straight away.
Now to see what the birds think of them. Though the birds love all the seed selections I have decided to review the birds 3 favourites.
In 1st place was:
Suet & Mealworm Mix
These high energy suet pellets are made from berries, mealworms and insects. They are soft so can be easily nibbled from a nut feeder and don’t produce mess so can also be used on a tray feeder or on the ground.
Within minutes of putting them out, the robins, blue tits, great tits, crows and jays all came down to investigate and have a nibble.
The only problem is that the birds love it so much it doesn’t last long. Most of the birds were so quick at taking the pellets it was hard to get a photo.
I think you would go through lots if used on their own so I suggest mixing small amount of suet pellets with other things like peanuts etc.. so they are just a treat for the birds. That way the birds don’t get too spoilt.
(check out video footage of the blue tits eating the yummy suet pellet- https://youtu.be/9npPhVXOWuY )
2nd place goes to:
This mix is packed with juicy sultanas, sunflower hearts and peanut granules and hardly creates any dust.
As soon as I turned my back, the first to hop along and investigate were the blackbird, which were quickly followed by many house sparrows, then dunnocks and robins. It was suddenly a feeding frenzy as the birds gobbled up what they could.
I don’t think they were sure about the sultanas at first, not really knowing what to do with them; but this could be because they are used to eating soft fresh fruit in the garden. By the end of the day however there was no waste and every bit had gone from the floor.
(check out the video footage of the blackbirds and sparrows gobbling up the ground mix- https://youtu.be/nrWvqCvK1po )
And finally 3rd place goes to:
I was amazed at the quality, and variety of seed in this mix, and how clean it was. It contains black sunflower seed, wheat, cut maize, red dari, naked oats, white millet, canary seed, black rape seed, small striped sunflower seed and linseed.
Within minutes of filling the feeder, it was alive with activity. Blue tit, sparrows and greenfinches were the first to sample the mix, but word must have got round quick as goldfinches flew into the garden shortly after to see what the fuss was about.
The birds are certainly enjoying their new menu and would definitely recommend the bird food mixes from SPC Wildlife.
As well as selling a variety of excellent bird food and other wildlife products; their website has wildlife facts and guests blogs packed with useful and interesting information.
Do take a look at their website https://www.spcwildlife.co.uk/
and remember to check out my nature blogs too here https://ljaynature.wordpress.com/