Bird seed feeders

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Bird feeders will attract a wide variety of wild birds to your garden, with different types of feeders being better for different bird species and food. Choose from a range of seed, suet & nut feeders, as well as window and ground feeders designed for a variety of food types.

Unsure about which type of feeder you need? We've put together a short guide on bird feeders here.

Cleaning advice

It is vital you regularly clean your bird feeders to help prevent the spread of disease. A thorough clean at least once a week is recommended to keep birds safe. Take a look at our bird safety and hygiene products for advice on keeping feeding areas nice and clean.

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RSPB Ultimate easy-clean® seed bird feeder, medium, with 1.8kg sunflower hearts product photo
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RSPB Ultimate easy-clean® seed bird feeder, medium, with 1.8kg sunflower hearts
£31.50
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RSPB Ultimate easy-clean® seed bird feeder, medium product photo
RSPB Ultimate easy-clean® seed bird feeder, medium
£26.00
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Eco beacon bird feeder
£10.00
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Eco beacon feeder with feeder mix
£14.00
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RSPB Classic easy-clean seed feeder - small
£10.00
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Squirrel Buster Evolution seed feeder
£42.00
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Squirrel Buster Mini seed feeder
£32.00
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Flo Festival high capacity seed feeder
£55.00
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Seed feeder FAQs

Why do birds throw seed out of feeders?

There are a few reasons birds may throw seeds out of feeders.
  • Often, seed feeders include a range of different seeds, and birds dig to find the food they prefer. Any other seeds in their path will be dislodged and thrown from the feeder.
  • If your feeder contains sunflower seeds, these are removed from the outer shell by birds, who then eat the seeds inside while tossing out the husks, which may appear from a distance that they are discarding the seeds.
  • Another potential reason is that birds – who are picky eaters - may reject low-quality seeds in favour of something more nutritious. Ensure you are buying top quality seeds to avoid this.

How do I attract birds to my seed feeder?

Depending on the garden or balcony, it may take a while for birds to realise the new feeder is there, this may take days or weeks so don’t get disheartened too soon. To speed up the process, consider the following:
  • Fill your seed feeder with popular types of high-quality bird seed. The most popular seeds are black oil sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts, and Nyjer seeds.
  • Sprinkling seeds on the floors near you seed feeder will draw attention to the location as a new and valuable feeding ground for birds.
  • The seed feeder’s position is important for attracting birds. It should be located near a safe place, preferably a hedge or some other type of shelter so that the birds can feel safe when they visit.
If you’re keen to attract a certain type of bird, take a look at our guide on what the most popular British birds prefer to eat

What are the different types of bird seed feeders?

Bird seed feeders come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and even materials, but no matter how different they are, they all have the same goal: to attract as many different types of birds to feed in your garden as possible.
  • Cylindrical feeders tend to be the most popular, and are suitable for most types of bird seed, either straight or mixed. These seed feeders have multiple feeding ports where birds can perch or hang to eat.
  • Nyjer seeds require feeders with smaller feeding ports which avoid wastage, due to the small size of the seeds.  If you want to provide nyjer seed, take a look at our nyjer seed feeders
  • Window feeders are a great option, particularly if you do not have a garden. They can be affixed to any window and can contain a range of different foods, including seeds.
  • Feeding tables and feeder cups are also a good option. Like window feeders they can hold a variety of seeds and other types of bird food such as peanuts, mealworms and suet nibbles.
  • If you live in an area where squirrels tend to frequent, squirrel busting feeders may be a good choice. These cylindrical feeders are enclosed by a metal cage that prevents the squirrels from accessing the feeder and the food inside