Many of us feed garden birds throughout the year. Offering a wide variety of foods in a number of different ways is the best way to maximise the diversity of feathered visitors to your garden. As we move into colder weather natural food supplies start to dwindle and the food in our feeders becomes even more attractive. High energy foods can be the difference between life and death in extremely cold weather so I’m always on the lookout for interesting fat/suet based recipes and products to try.
As the weather seems to be turning a little colder lately I thought I would give the Peckish Daily Goodness Nuggets a try along with a dedicated nugget feeder.
2. Resealable Bag
One of the best features of the packaging used on much of the Peckish range is the resealable bags. If, like in my garden, you get through a LOT of food quite quickly then worrying about food perishing in the bag isn’t an issue but if you bird food tends to stay around a little longer then the resealable bag is perfect for keeping the contents in tip top condition.
3. The Nuggets!
The nuggets themselves reminded me a little of potato croquettes but made with slightly different ingredients! They contain a nutritious combination of high energy suet, seeds and mealworms providing birds with all the energy and nutrients they need to stay healthy and full of life.
Their exact ingredients are as follows: Beef Suet, Wheat Flour, Peanut Flour, Red Millet, White Millet, Linseed, Black Rape Seed, Dried Mealworm and Calvita.
4. The Feeder
The attractive all metal feeder is robust and easily disassembled for easy cleaning. It’s quite a versatile feeder too. Its obviously great for feeding the suet nuggets but its equally as good for offering fat balls too. It amazes me that some fat balls are still supplied in nets. NEVER put out fat balls in nets as the birds could get trapped in them, trust me, I’ve seen it happen.
The holes in the feeder are too large for you to offer any traditional bird seed or mixes but you could try chunks of apple too. The feeder could also be used during the run up to the breeding season to offer soft nesting materials such as moss or pet hair.
5. The Pair In Action.
The feeder and nuggets will attract a wide range of bird species. The weather has been awful since I’ve popped the feeder out but I’ve already seen a number of visitors including blue tits, great tits and starlings. Try popping a few of the nuggets on your bird table too and you’ll attract a number of different species that don’t like feeding from hanging feeders.
I was impressed with the combination and will continue to offer the treat in the garden. It may be a slightly more expensive way to offer fat treats then your traditional fat balls and feeder but the high quality ingredients and robust feeder combo makes an attractive addition to your garden that the birds will love!
Peckish bird food and feeders are available from a wide range of stockists across the UK.