Feeling Peckish? Don’t forget your birds in Winter! #AltRead #ProductReviews #Wildlife #Birds #Birdfood


Feeling Peckish?

First up, Peckish Winter Warmer Wild Bird Seed Mix!

I’m reviewing Peckish Winter Warmer Wild Bird Seed Mix, 1.7 kg by Peckish. Here are my thoughts:

^^ This seed mix has a high fat content, which provide more energy to the birds who eat this.

^^ It’s not filled with loads of wheat, which is often used in other brands as a cheap filler.

^^ I use this in my “conservation” area, a patch in my lawn of which I do not mow, and this seed attracts everything from robins, blackbirds, starlings, sparrows and pigeons – to name but a few. I’ve even seen blue tits and long-tailed tits hopping around in it. The mix definitely goes down very well, and needs topping up daily.

Overall: This does look and feel like a higher quality mix, and the birds in my garden really go for it. Especially my robins. Yes, I have two who visit our garden frequently. I thought there was a saying that they’re so territorial, you only get one robin per garden? Maybe that’s not really true… ? Or it is that this mix is just so good? The birds in my garden definitely, seem to think so!



Next Up…

Peckish 300 g Winter Warmer Energy Suet Fat Cake Blocks for Wild Birds with Free Suet Cake Block Feeder, Pack of 8 by Peckish. Here are my thoughts:

^^ This pack comes with 8 packets of suet block cake, and a “free” ornate bird feeder (pics included), which makes this a rather attractive feature to hang from my bird feeder of which stands in my un-mowed “conservation” area in my garden. Incidentally, the patch itself, is only small, but in spring and summer it attracts so much more than any other area in my garden. You should try it! Abundant insects, extra food for the birds. Bees! I even discovered wild poppies, I never knew we had before, by leaving this patch alone, and it’s such a easy, and simple thing to do. Nothing! Let it grow! Let it grow! (Sorry, burst into song there, for a moment).

^^ The actual bird food, cake, is a rectangle block of suet cake, which fits into the ornate wire cage easily by popping open part of the wire and clicking it back together. Once enclosed, there is a chain to hang up the cake block so it dangles from our bird feeder.

^^ What made me smile was this pack I received, had cake blocks that were flavoured “Festive Mince-Pie”. They really smelt like it, too!

^^ At first my birds didn’t touch this, and I originally thought, maybe the mince-pie flavour is just not working for them and it’s too gimmicky? But then all of a sudden it was like they’d just discovered it, and once they did, they couldn’t get enough of this suet cake. I was so pleased, as I didn’t want to just chuck these all out and write a bad review. It all looks such a lovely package.

Overall: Now this is a popular cake feeder in my garden and attracts a variety of birds, mainly blue tits, long tailed tits, finches and sparrows. I’ve also seen robins sitting in the feeder from which this hangs, pecking at it. Of course, there’s also starlings, who will never miss something to eat! I think both the quality and the popularity of this pack, makes this a winning combination to keep our birds well fed over the winter months! Happy to recommend.

Author: Sassy Brit, Author Assistant

Founder and Owner of Alternative-Read.com author personal and virtual assistant. Editor and reviewer for #altread since 2005.

6 thoughts on “Feeling Peckish? Don’t forget your birds in Winter! #AltRead #ProductReviews #Wildlife #Birds #Birdfood

  1. There’s a flock of wild turkeys in the woods behind my home. There’s at least 25 of them. Whenever I fill my bird feeders up, they shake the feeders until the seed empties on the ground.

    1. How lovely! And Kudos to those wild turkeys for taking the initiative and implementing awesome strategies for keeping well fed! 😉

  2. I love that you leave a patch of your garden for the birds and wildlife! What a great idea 🙂 I like using the suet packs, my husband always worries the loose seed will attract rats *eyeroll* lol


    1. haha! Sorry just seen this comment! 🙂 Had to laugh at your *eyeroll* Maybe you can sneak some out when he’s not looking… or whilst he’s rolling his eyes? lol

      1. Funny! lol

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