Return of the sparrowsSome years ago a flock of sparrows occupied my garden, but they vanished when an extension was added to the back of the neighbouring house (the sparrows roosted in a hedge on the common boundary). There have sadly been no sparrows in my garden for years - until I put out these fat balls. Now, to my joy, they are coming back on a daily basis. Loads of other birds also love them & I have seen all the following enjoying the feast: blue tits, great tits, chaffinches, dunnocks, blackbirds, starlings, magpies (oh & labradors, who enjoy the bits that fall to the ground!!!). By HelenA, on 14 May 2017
Birds love themBought a small pack when at Leighton Moss as cost was higher than I normally pay. However the balls are solid and do not fall apart as they are pecked at and so last abit longer in the container. It attracted the blackcap to our garden for first time. We have often heard it singing but never seen it feeding in our garden. Always seems to be birds on the balls so I will be buying more soon. By Bobi, on 16 Jan 2017
Poor and disappointingLooked good enough with a good percentage of fat, but still hard to the touch, I put on the ground table but nobody really touched it, not even the starlings could get their beak into it. I tried crumbling it (with a lot of force), but it's not popular. I am rather disappointed with the RSPB suet products, and will go back to making it at home, or using other brands. Birds rarely turn their noses up at fat in my garden, so they've had their vote.
RSPB response: Thank you for your review, sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the super suet balls. It is surprising to hear that they are hard as they are made to a recipe designed to make them softer and higher in fat than our other suet balls. They should not be too hard for birds to eat so we will pass on your comments to our supplier. By newhere, on 21 Dec 2016
Super suet balls
- Product information
New premium recipe
These new suet balls are made with our best-selling Super suet, which makes them softer, higher in fat content and a real treat for the birds! They are top quality and provide much-needed energy for your garden birds, as they contain 40% more fat than our standard suet balls.
These fat balls are ideal for feeding from a suet ball feeder or loose, whole or crumbled on bird tables and ground feeding tables.
As with all of our Super suet products, they are suitable to feed all year round as they do not smear or melt in the heat and won't go hard in the winter. Each ball weighs approx 90 g.
Contains suet, wheat flour, peanut flour, millet seed, rapeseed and linseed.
There are no nets on our suet balls, or any other food we make, because birds and other wildlife can get trapped in them.
Most garden birds will eat many different foods. Here's a quick guide to the birds that particularly enjoy this food, though other species may also enjoy it too:
- Blackbird - Blackcap - Blue tit - Great tit - House sparrow - Long-tailed tit - Robin - Starling
Our suet products are specially formulated to make them suitable for year-round feeding. However, if positioned in direct sunlight they may soften or melt in very hot weather. If this is happening, try placing them in a shaded spot instead, or waiting until the weather is cooler.
There are no nets on our suet balls - or any other feed we make - we don't use them because birds and other wildlife can get trapped in them.
- Delivery Returns
Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands is £3.95.
You'll only ever pay one delivery charge per order.
Delivery is FREE if your order sub-total is £75 or more.
Delivery is FREE if you order only Pressies that protect, RSPB gift cards and/or RSPB gift membership.
Next working day delivery is available for in-stock items ordered before 3pm to UK addresses - £5.95
Choose the day delivery is available for in-stock items to UK addresses - £5.95
(Items that can be personalised and products sent direct from the supplier are not available for next day or choose the day delivery. Some postcodes are also excluded.)
See our delivery and returns page for full details.
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