Collection: Top 10 Best Selling Wild Bird Foods

Haith's bird food is specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of garden birds. Our Top 10 selling wild bird foods are packed with high-quality, natural ingredients that provide the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that wild birds need to thrive.

How do you know which food is best for garden birds in the UK?

We recommend experimenting to find the best bird food for your garden's wildlife. Haith's sunflower hearts and peanuts are well-loved by garden birds, and our no mess, no grow recipe Huskfree Advance is the all-time favourite seed mixture.  

For a comprehensive selection of bird foods, check out our full range of wild bird foods.

Shop our top 10 foods for garden birds today: 

Top 10 Best Selling Wild Bird Foods
  • Bird food that's 100% edible and leaves no mess beneath bird feeders

    Huskfree Advance

    Spend less time clearing up after the birds and more time watching them!

    100% edible. High-energy bird seeds. Won't germinate beneath feeders. Enriched with a natural source of calcium.

    Read more about Huskfree Advance, no mess bird food.

  • Huskfree Advance with Dried Mealworms

    Our 100% edible bird food with high-fat dried mealworms leaves no waste to clear up. It's packed with extra goodness to help busy parent birds and fledglings make it through the breeding season and through the autumn/winter seasons. Read about Huskfree Advance with dried mealworms.

  • Huskfree Advance with Suet Pellets

    No mess, no waste, 100% edible with high-energy bird seeds and insect suet pellets combined not to germinate beneath feeders. Enriched with a natural source of calcium. Shop Huskfree Advance with suet pellets for garden bird.

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Tips for feeding garden birds

Our Top 10 bird foods are popular nationwide, but it's important to cater to your local ground-feeding garden species, such as dunnocks, blackbirds, and chaffinches. Softfoods are perfect for these garden birds. Shop the range here: Softfoods

Offering food, shelter, and fresh water makes life easier for the wildlife in your garden. 

Garden birds will thank you for providing a safe place for them to feed in the open and out of reach from predators. Take a look at our range of garden bird feeders for inspiration: Bird feeders

Quality Food for Garden Birds

At Haith's, we pride ourselves on the quality of our bird food. We use only the freshest, natural ingredients, and our food is free from artificial additives and preservatives. When you buy bird food online from Haith's, you can trust that you are providing your feathered friends with safe, nutritious, and natural food.

Haith's high quality peanuts for garden birds and wildlife make great bird food and fit neatly and safely into a peanut bird feeder.

Order Garden Bird Food Online

Once you've made your selection, you can place your order online and we'll deliver your bird food directly to your door.

We offer fast and reliable delivery to locations across the UK, so you can rest assured that your garden birds will never go hungry. And if you have any questions about our products or need advice on which bird food to choose, our expert team is always on hand to help.

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Don't forget to take a look at our blog section to keep up to date with all the latest garden bird hints, tips and news! 

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Garden Bird FAQs

How can I encourage a wider variety of bird species to visit my garden?

To encourage a wider variety of bird species to visit your garden, try offering a diverse range of foods and habitats. Different bird species have different dietary needs and preferences, so offering a mix of seeds, nuts, suet, and fruits can help attract a wider variety of birds. Also, providing different types of habitats, such as bushes, trees, and birdhouses, can create a more diverse ecosystem in your garden and attract different types of birds.

What types of bird food should I offer to attract specific species of birds to my garden?

To attract specific species of birds, it's important to research their dietary needs and preferences. For example, some birds prefer seed mixtures with a high percentage of sunflower seeds, while others prefer suet or fruits. Researching the birds in your area and their preferences can help you choose the best types of bird food to offer.

Are there any types of food that are harmful to garden birds, or that I should avoid feeding them?

Yes, some types of food can be harmful to garden birds, and it's important to avoid feeding them. For example, bread, milk, and other human foods can be harmful to birds' digestive systems and can cause malnutrition. It's also important to avoid offering old or mouldy food, as this can cause illness or disease among the birds in your garden. Stick to high-quality, natural bird foods from a reputable supplier like Haith’s  to ensure the health and safety of the birds in your garden.

Selecting the Right Bird Food:

A Guide to Supporting UK Garden Birds

As garden bird enthusiasts, we have a unique opportunity to support our feathered friends, many of whom are facing significant challenges despite their apparent abundance in our gardens. With bird populations experiencing various levels of decline due to habitat loss, pollution, and climate change, providing the right kind of bird food can play a crucial role in their conservation. Here's how you can make your garden a haven for birds by selecting the most suitable wild bird food.

Understanding Bird Dietary Needs

Different bird species have varying dietary requirements, which can change with the seasons and their life cycle stages. Here's a quick guide to what some of the UK's most common garden birds prefer to eat:

Robins:

Known for their bright red breasts, robins are partial to Golden Chorus and Prosecto Insectivorous mixes, which cater to their insectivorous diet.

Collared Doves:

These birds, with their distinctive fawn coloration and black collar, enjoy Premium Wild Bird Food and Original Wild Bird Food.

Great Tits:

With a glossy black crown and white cheeks, Great Tits favour Premium Peanuts and Black Sunflower seeds.

Goldfinches:

Admired for their bright red faces and yellow wing bars, Goldfinches are particularly fond of niger seeds, which can be provided through specialized Goldfinch & Siskin Mixes.

Chaffinches:

These birds, with their vibrant breeding season plumage, enjoy black sunflower seeds and sunflower hearts.

Woodpigeons:

As the most widespread of Britain's pigeons, they'll happily eat Original Wild Bird Seed and Garden Pheasant Mix.

Starlings:

Omnivorous Starlings will eat a wide variety of foods but show a particular preference for Premium Wild Bird Food and Golden Chorus.

Blue Tits:

These acrobatic visitors prefer sunflower hearts, peanuts for birds and fat balls.

House Sparrows:

Enjoying a broad diet, House Sparrows are particularly drawn to Original Wild Bird Food and Premium Wild Bird Food.

Tips for Feeding Garden Birds

Quality Matters:

Always choose high-quality, clean, and nutritious bird food to ensure the health of your garden visitors.

Seasonal Feeding:

Adjust the type of bird food you offer with the seasons. For instance, high-energy bird foods like suet and fat balls are particularly beneficial during cold months.

Water Availability:

Alongside food, provide a clean and reliable water source for drinking and bathing.

Safe Feeding Practices:

Place feeders in locations that are safe from predators and clean them regularly to prevent the spread of diseases.

Plant for Birds:

Consider planting native shrubs, trees, and flowers that can provide natural food sources (like berries and seeds) and shelter.

Contributing to Conservation

Supporting garden birds goes beyond feeding; it includes creating bird-friendly habitats and engaging in conservation efforts. Participating in citizen science projects like the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch can provide valuable data to help track the health of bird populations. Additionally, supporting organisations dedicated to wildlife conservation can amplify your impact.

Sharing Your Space

Remember, your garden can be a vital refuge for birds in an increasingly challenging world. By selecting the right bird food and adopting bird-friendly practices, you can make a significant difference in the lives of these delightful creatures. Not only will you be contributing to their conservation, but you'll also enjoy the beauty and diversity of bird life right from your own bird garden.

Through thoughtful action and a little knowledge, we can ensure our gardens remain a sanctuary for the UK's beloved garden birds, supporting their survival and thriving for generations to come.