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    Putting our Buggy nibbles out in your garden is like putting hot cakes on the kitchen table: they are a delicacy that few garden birds can resist. Made from a tasty mix of mealworms, premium UK suet and cereal.
    Buggy nibbles are a great alternative to peanuts. They can be fed from a wire mesh nut and nibble feeder year-round. As they don't have the choking hazards of whole peanuts, they are also suitable for feeding loose from tables.
    Made in the UK from top quality suet, they're a firm favourite with many garden birds.

    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:



    Type of bird
    • Coal tit
    • Blackbird
    • Blackcap
    • Blue tit
    • Collared dove
    • Dunnock
    • Great tit
    • Great spotted woodpecker
    • House sparrow
    • Long-tailed tit
    • Robin
    • Siskin
    • Song thrush
    • Starling
    • Wren


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    • Type of Feeder
      Mesh feeders for nuts and nibbles
      Suet and fat feeders
      Table
      Window feeders
    • Type of Food
      Peanuts and nibbles
      Suet and fat
      Suet nibbles and sprinkles
    • Recipient
      Feeding birds

    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.

    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.

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    Age: 45 - 54

    01/Jul/2018
    Plastic!
    These are great but come on RSPB - they are packed in a thick plastic bag! Recyclable packaging please.
    RSPB response
    We are currently looking into all options for our packaging. We understand the concern over plastic however alternatives are not always as environmentally friendly as they seem. Please contact our customer service team if you would like to know more.
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    10/Jun/2018
    Unintended consequences
    Since I put some buggy nibbles into my birdfeeder I can't keep the magpies away from it. Unfortunately, they are keeping the tits away.
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    22/May/2018
    Excellent causes lots of excitement at the bird feed
    The birds of every variety love these nibbles
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    Age: 35 - 44

    10/Apr/2018
    Improved my expectations
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    10/Feb/2018
    A real favourite!
    I can't keep up with the birds - the bird feeder empties within a few hours of filling up with these buggy nibbles. Bought 3kg last week, this week I'm buying big!! All the birds love these. The great spotted woodpecker has been a daily visitor since we started putting them out.
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    18/Jun/2017
    Best bird food
    I have tried different bird food but the one they all aim for is the nibbles.
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    11/May/2017
    This just flies from the feeder like hot cakes!
    Birds just can't get enough of these buggy nibbles. As soon as I have put them out, they come flying in for their feed. I have had sparrows, robins, blue tits, great tits, blackbirds, wood pidgeons and starlings in my garden in droves since I started buying this - they prefer it to the seeds. My tiny urban garden in London has seen a bigger variety of birds this year since I found this product, and I hope it has helped our growing colony of sparrows raise their chicks a bit easier - they all love them!
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    11/May/2017
    Insanely good product
    This is the food that all the birds go for first - I mix up the feeder with a few peanuts to encourage them to vary their diet and am always left with a little pile of peanuts at the end which they leave till last. Everyone seems to love it, whether in feeder or ground - starlings, sparrows, long tailies, nuthatch, all the tits and if on the ground the blackbirds, robin, dunnocks. Everyone. And the other nice thing is that the larger birds can't clamber on to the feeder, as they can with fat balls, coconuts and squares, so the smaller birds get a look in.
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    04/Feb/2017
    Favourite with all the birds!
    Talk about gluttony! All the garden birds love these nibbles even blackbirds hang around beneath the feeder waiting for crumbs. Tried the fruity variety but they are not as popular.
    No waste, good value for money.
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    29/Jan/2017
    Fantastic product
    My garden birds go mad for these nibbles. To prevent wastage I find it useful to only fill my feeder half full at a time, and I take them in if rain is forecast so they don't get too wet (overnight) and I haven't had a problem with mould. Would highly recommend them.
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    18/Jan/2017
    most popular
    most popular food in our garden all year round.. Tame robin pair fed them all through nesting and then brought offspring to our hands for more!
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    24/Nov/2016
    Best food I ever bought
    My birds leave everything else if these are on the table. They are loved by all of my visitors and are the best all-round food. They are also good value for money and there is no waste.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to hear that all your birds love the nibbles.
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    20/Nov/2016
    Still the best and most popular
    Excellent food for our birds who take pieces from our window feeders without competing with the larger birds. We have many new bird families each year who love these buggy nibbles. In winter we cannot put enough out. Great value and a great product.
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    15/Jun/2016
    Excellent Product
    I have to agree with many other reviewers. These nibbles are loved by the majority of the birds visiting my feeders and the ones who wait eagerly underneath for any crumbs. I now have a group of young starlings and sparrows trying to get to grips with the feeders without the help of their parents! I also have a gang of jackdaws who totally hijack the nibbles at times, and between them and the rabble of starlings it is a battleground at times.
    The only complaint from my last order is that the nibbles were very dry and crumbly, with around 25 percent of the pack (tub refill) being crumbs, useless for the feeders. It went on the ground so wasnt wasted, but I hope it was maybe the end of a batch or something, rather than the norm. I am about to order more so fingers crossed.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review and very pleased that the birds are visiting your feeders for the Buggy nibbles. Very sorry that you experienced an unusually high volume of crumbs in your last pack, that should not be the case at all.
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    09/Jun/2016
    Birds go mad for it!
    I use the nibbles in an acorn feeder and to be honest they don't hang around long enough to go clumpy in the rain! The birds go crazy over it and recently I ran out, so whilst waiting for more to arrive I bought similar and well known make at our local garden centre...our birds must know a good food when it's there because they just didn't want to know it.

    I also put a little on the bird table and of course that goes too and quite often I'm refilling the needer twice a day at the moment.
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    04/Jun/2016
    Starling Revival !!
    After having fed these nibbles during the winter i thought i would use less in late spring/early summer !! How wrong could i be !! My starlings have brought their young to feed & they adore these nibbles !! I have gone through 25.5 kilos in a few weeks !! Have never seen so many young starlings !! 30 at a time !! It is lovely to see how feeding these nibbles has helped the local population to expand enormously !! A truly great product !!
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    26/May/2016
    All the birds love these
    All the birds love these.I always use a seed feeder so the nibbles don't get wet but I also scatter some on the ground so all the birds can have their fill.
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    25/May/2016
    Most popular bird food ever!
    I've used this product on and off for many years, in different gardens, and each time I use it the birds in my area devour it: a full feeder is empty in 24 hours and I experience a frenzy of activity from house sparrows, blue tits, great tits, coal tits. It's wonderful to see!

    For those who have said it clumps together in the rain - my advice would be only put a small amount into your feeder if trying this for the first time. Once the birds have found it and use you as a regular source you won't have to worry about the clumping.

    If I get clumps I just knock them onto the ground or table to let the ground-feeding birds enjoy this treat.
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    25/Apr/2016
    excellent product
    agree that these clump together in rain. However, I put them in the plastic dishes with the half spherical plastic rain hood - available from rspb. This keeps them dry in the wettest weather, and the tits and robbins and starlings love eating from them - to be honest they don't get a chance to clump together!
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    25/Apr/2016
    excellent product
    agree that these clump together in rain. However, I put them in the plastic dishes with the half spherical plastic rain hood - available from rspb. This keeps them dry in the wettest weather, and the tits and robbins and starlings love eating from them - to be honest they don't get a chance to clump together!
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    22/Apr/2016
    birds favorite
    the buggy nibbles go very quickly. the bird's fly straight into the garden after watching me put them out. I found putting them loosely on bird tables and a few here and there on the ground best. my son uses a feeder, however, he has a larger volume of birds visiting his garden.
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    21/Apr/2016
    birds queue outside my back door for buggy nibbles!
    I don't put these in a mesh feeder but straight onto the patio and the wall outside my kitchen. I put them out first thing, they have all gone by lunchtime and the birds are hopping up and down by the window waiting for more. I never have any waste, there is no mess to clear up and the birds love them.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that the birds are enjoying the buggy nibbles.
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    12/Apr/2016
    Firm Favourite !!
    Lots of mixed reviews for this product !! I fill the terracotta acorn feeders with the suet nibbles & these hang under my bird table, so stay dry in all but torrential rain! I also feed them from a bowl on the table & they are gone in a flash !! Robins, blackbirds, sparrows, song thrush, starlings, blue tits, great tits, coal tits, long tailed tits,dunnocks, black cap & wren all go mad for them !! I buy 12.5 kilo bags at a time and love watching how they are happily gobbled up. I have seen how they do go sticky when they get wet, but by feeding as i do i manage to keep them dry & fill twice a day to avoid the problem. Shame that people have given up on such a valuable food source for our feathered friends.
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    29/Mar/2016
    Triffic
    Lovely stuff, my birds love their time spent in my garden, they bring their friends and family to share the feast.
    Wood pigeon and cock pheasant return again and again and never seem to want to wander too far away. Goldcrest visited today (2) bullfinch, all the tits, many finches, but don't know where the wagtails have moved to. I miss them, but keep hoping they'll return.....sparrows, robins, wrens,
    What a way to spend my day! The bird table is just outside the patio door, and I sit on the sofa to watch and the entertainment is the best ever! Who needs television?
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    07/Mar/2016
    Very popular in winter, avoid prolonged soaking
    I put the buggy nibbles out in winter and they are top favourites with the blackbirds, robins, sparrows and tits. Even the dunnocks. The bird population in the garden rises when it gets cold and the buggy nibbles are consumed before anything else.
    I live in the wet North West and there is no doubt that the nibbles go soft when wet and consequently deteriorate more quickly when wet than most bird foods. However I have had to abandon the traditional wire mesh bird feeders anyway because I couldn't keep the food dry. I now do two things that work well with the nibbles:
    1. Only put out a quantity that is consumed within one day.
    2. I keep all the bird food dry by using mesh bird feed trays with a cover. The ground tray is in a cage with a 'roof'. The trays on the feeding pole each have a squirrel baffle just above them which makes a great umbrella.
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    23/Jan/2016
    Disappointing
    The birds love the nibbles but unfortunately, one heavy downpour & they've turned to mush. However the bird table is covered so I will use them there.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your feedback. These are designed to break down easily inside the bird once eaten, and as do not have preservatives/fillers will lose consistency when very wet. In wet weather we recommend feeding little and often and in a sheltered location.
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    13/Jan/2016
    Go mouldy in the rain
    Not many birds are eating these buggy nibbles, other than our regular robin, occasionally the odd starling will eat a couple and one time a blue tit ate a few. I tried feeding them in a mesh feeder, but after 2 days, they went mouldy. They are good quality nibbles, but are just going to waste sadly...
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    13/Jan/2016
    Buggy Nibles
    I use a squirrel baffle, this keeps the nibbles in an ordinary feeder dry.
    I only fill to half full.
    The squirrel buster feeder from RSPB keeps the nibbles completely dry.
    This feeder is expensive but has paid for itself by not feeding most of the nibbles to the squirrels.
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    04/Dec/2015
    Disappear too quickly to go off.
    I feed these to the birds in the RSPB Cheater nut and nibble feeder to keep the squirrels off them. Though lots of starlings and house sparrows (both red list species), all the tit species also eat them. The feeder is always busy and they disappear fast.

    I live in Scotland and am used to a lot of rain but seldom have a problem because they disappear so quickly. I check and fill daily and if the nibbles are caked down the sides and the birds cannot reach them I just knock them off the sides and top up. The feeder is empty next day.

    Plenty birds underneath checking for anything dropped. No mess from this feeder in my garden. The 4 stars for value for money is more due to the amount I have to buy as they disappear so fast.
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    19/Nov/2015
    Starlings love it
    There is no shortage of starlings in our garden when this is in the peanut feeder. Much more popular than peanuts and if there is a quiet moment a woodpecker will Hoover it up as well!
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    10/Nov/2015
    Sadly not fulfilling the brief
    Sadly I'd have to agree with the review by Smudge in August. It isn't possible to hang a wire feeder entirely out of the weather and the nibbles almost instantly glue up the wire mesh if there is rain. I also took my eyes off them for a few days and then noticed the whole thing had become mouldy needing washing and disinfecting before deciding to refill with peanuts instead. All in all the birds seem to much prefer the RSPB feeder extra seed in the two feeders next to these. Such a shame as I now have about 8kg to dispose of. Unfortunately it will be in the refuse.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review. In very wet weather these may lose consistency, we have investigated this with our supplier and there has been no recipe change. We have increased the mixing time on these slightly, however the aim is for these pellets to break down easily when eaten, if these did not soften when wet they would be hard to digest for the birds. We do not add any preservatives which is healthier for the birds as it allows them to be easily broken down. In wet weather it is best to refill little and often and replace after they get wet.
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    10/Nov/2015
    Good, but the same old story
    These and other suet pellets are popular in my garden, and useful for me while I get over my daft paranoia about aflatoxins. One thing that's helping me with that is the same old problem of these pellets turning very mushy with any rainfall. Not so much of a problem with nibbles on an open tray; but they tend to clump rather than fall in a mesh feeder, which can make them difficult for birds to reach, at the least. I may try offering them in an enclosed seed feeder, as other reviewers have, to see if that keeps the rain off.
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    17/Aug/2015
    rspb get your act together!
    These buggy nibbles are fine if dry and hopeless if wet. You say well, it's your fault, customer, just fill your feeders less and more often. Problem is these nibbles go wet almost instantly and if one is away, mouldy. And I agree with others, not a bug to be seen now, not a one. You must know the formula has changed at least in that respect, so why not just fess up and change the name to suet nibbles?

    RSPB response: Thank you for taking time to review this product. Our base mix for these nibbles has remained consistent for over ten years and they are one of our most popular foods with the birds. Working with our supplier we have implemented an increased ingredient mixing time, designed to bind the ingredients together better.
    The high fat content of this product, although perfect for the birds, does have a tendency to lose consistency when very wet. During very wet weather spells, it is advisable to feed smaller amounts and re-fill more often, rather than leaving exposed for a long period.
    The bug inclusion rate has also not changed, these are included in crushed or powdered form so will not always be visible.
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    04/Aug/2015
    I cannot recommend this bird food highly enough!
    Birds Love this food! The variety of birds coming into my garden has doubled since putting RSPB bird food out and this food has to take a large amount of the credit. The birds empty the feeder for this in half the time of the others and are always pecking around to see if there is any left when it has been emptied. Add some sunflower seeds and feeder mix extra and the combination is a winner.
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    24/Jul/2015
    Very popular with all the birds!
    The buggy nibbles are the most popular item on the menu in my garden. I can fill a large wire peanut feeder with them in the morning and they'll all be gone by the time I get home from work!

    The main customers in my garden are starlings and sparrows, but most birds like them (if they can get near them through the gang of starlings!). The ground-feeding birds will hoover up the bits under the feeder, and hedgehogs turn up in the evening to pick up anything that's left.

    My only ""complaint"" is that they are quite expensive, but that's mainly down to their popularity and how quickly the birds go through them! Even the 12.75kg bag doesn't last long with so many birds squabbling over them. I would recommend moving the feeder around since a suet ""sludge"" tends to build up underneath the feeder and attracts mice (much to the delight of my cat).

    I can't comment on the complaints from some other reviewers about the buggy nibbles sticking together in the rain - they never last long enough in my garden to find out!
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    01/Jul/2015
    In my garden IT'S BUGGY NIBBLES
    Don't know about problems with rain - the nibbles aren't there long enough!!! I have two smaller feeders, and they are empty after approx 1.5 days. Starlings, sparrows and blue/great tits go for these in preference to sunflower hearts and fat balls. Goldfinches not keen. Robins and blackbirds like them when they can get them (currently problems with ground feeder).
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    26/Jun/2015
    All the birds love these
    The baby starlings went mad for these when they were just fledged. The sparrows are all over them, too. These "nibbles" have really helped to encourage the birds to my feeders. If it rains hard I just bring the feeder into the shed so they don't get mushed.
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    21/Mar/2015
    the blue tits in my garden love these
    I am very happy with this product. I use a perspex window feeder, and I have a near endless stream of visitors all through the day. It is especially popular with the blue tits. It does mean I get through a lot of them!
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    28/Feb/2015
    Useless when wet
    I agree with other reviews. I was about to order another bumper box of the buggy suet nibbles when I looked at recent reviews. Yes, I can also say that when the suet gets wet, it just turns into a gooey mass, does not retain the stick composition and cannot be salvaged even when it dries out. If RSPB can supply suet that does not melt in hot weather, there ought to be a way to stop it turning gooey when it gets wet. I won't buy any more until RSPB have addressed this problem.

    RSPB response: Thank you for taking time to review this product. Our base mix for these pellets has remained consistent for over ten years and they are one of our most popular foods with the birds. Working with our supplier we have implemented an increased ingredient mixing time, designed to bind the ingredients together better.
    The high fat content of this product, although perfect for the birds, does have a tendency to lose consistency when very wet. During very wet weather spells, it is advisable to feed smaller amounts and re-fill more often, rather than leaving exposed for a long period.
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    27/Feb/2015
    Not impressed
    I have in the past purchased two bumper bags as this worked out cheaper than buying 4 x 3kg buckets sold by another supplier. Agree with other comments that they are fine if the weather is dry, but as soon as they get wet they just 'melt' together as a solid lump in the mesh feeder. The birds can only eat what they can get to on the outside, leaving a solid wasted mess in the middle. I won't buy any more until I know the melting issue has been rectified.

    RSPB response: Thank you for taking time to review this product. Our base mix for these pellets has remained consistent for over ten years and they are one of our most popular foods with the birds. Working with our supplier we have implemented an increased ingredient mixing time, designed to bind the ingredients together better.
    The high fat content of this product, although perfect for the birds, does have a tendency to lose consistency when very wet. During very wet weather spells, it is advisable to feed smaller amounts and re-fill more often, rather than leaving exposed for a long period.
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    27/Feb/2015
    great product
    I have started ordering the bumper box of buggy nibbles and it is really good value for money. I can't believe how many different species of birds are attracted to the garden to eat buggy nibbles! I live in a urban area with parkland nearby and it is a real pleasure to see so many different birds. It seems that they are universally popular and the birds look really healthy and have had loads of young in the summer. I have tried lots of different types and makes of bird food and this seems the best in that lots of species eat it and they appear healthy eating this food.
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    15/Feb/2015
    My Birds Love These
    Every day my Birds go Crasy For These. I put them on the Mesh Food Tray on my Feeding Station and my Woodpigeon went on it almost Fell Down!
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    14/Feb/2015
    Some nibbles very big - feeder problems
    The birds love these things. The starlings simply go mad for them, flick them everywhere, and that sheds enough for the other garden 'budgies' to fill themselves up. However, some of the sprinkles are very long and get stuck in the feeder. I use a plastic feeder - not wire. This does mean that the nibbles stay dry, and so I've not suffered from soggy nibbles as many of you have. I hope this tip helps since it seems that the manufacturer is not helping with this problem of soggy nibbles after rain. RSPB - whatever the manufacturer says to you, your customers know what's happening out in the garden..take note!
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    11/Feb/2015
    what happened - used to be brilliant???
    Ok, despite what your Supplier says - these are definitely different to before. No bugs to be seen , they were highly visible before. Not nearly as popular with the birds as the previous ones were. Clog up the feeders and make a gross lumpy mess on the table after a short while. Don't know if it's the rain or the sun that does this?
    I feed at home and at work ( 10 miles apart ) and the reaction from birds exactly the same - overnight disinterest.
    Very disappointed and I won't be buying them again - it was a waste of forty quid. (bought mine last August)
    How can your Supplier deny any changes? For a start there are NO BUGS anymore. There's a difference right there. A visual, genuine, easy-to-prove difference.
    As for the other differences, surely you need to listen to your customers who are all singing from the same hymn sheet, rather than a Supplier who obviously is not giving you all the facts???
    I'm sorry to say I've gone elsewhere to buy these now. I'm not looking for a refund - treat it as a donation. You need to stop selling these until it's sorted though - not good practice at all.
    Hope you get it sorted.

    RSPB response: Thank you for taking time to review this product. Our base mix for these pellets has remained consistent for over ten years and they are one of our most popular foods with the birds. Working with our supplier we have implemented an increased ingredient mixing time, designed to bind the ingredients together better.
    The high fat content of this product, although perfect for the birds, does have a tendency to lose consistency when very wet. During very wet weather spells, it is advisable to feed smaller amounts and re-fill more often, rather than leaving exposed for a long period.
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    10/Feb/2015
    The birds eat this faster than I can put it out
    If you want to feel the most beneficent being in the garden, put out this food. The birds hoover it up, and then have plenty of time for singing, preening and, in the case of the blackbirds, scrapping.
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    07/Feb/2015
    how about fruity nibbles?
    I reviewed problems with this product in November, see below. RSPB did refund my money and I did send a sample of the claggy mess to them as requested, but heard nothing further. Dies anyone know whether the fruity nibbles have the same problem? Thanks.
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    06/Feb/2015
    pro's and con's of suet nibbles
    I have read all the reviews of suet nibble. I have bought suet nibbles both from the RSPB and from other outlets. Some reviews are complaining that the nibbles go gooy and stick together when they get wet, well of course they do, they are suet fat and its inevitable that this will happen. I suggest that the nibbles are not suitable for use in a mesh feeder or any feeder that completely exposes the food to the elelments. I use them in a coconut shell. I ensure that the shell is hung so that the opening is turned away from the direction the worse of the rain is blowing from.. It doesn't completely solve the problem but with regular attention I have very little wastage. The birds love the nibbles so much and this makes it all worthwhile.
    On a different note, would the RSPB please ask their webmaster to improve the typeing text. As I write this review letters in some words are seperated.
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    26/Jan/2015
    Sticky buggy nibbles
    Up until this winter I have never had a problem with buggy nibbles getting sticky and gooey and clogging up the feeders after rain. However, like some of the reviewers below, I have had this problem since winter 2014. I have had 3 bumper boxes so far, two bought online and one from the RSPB shop at Sandy. The latter has just been opened and I am monitoring carefully - touch wood, it seems to be a better batch, but then we haven't had any significant rain as yet. RSPB buyers and the manufacturer both need to keep a close eye on this problem. This has, in the past, been a very popular product with the birds so let's get it back up to its previous high standard

    RSPB response: Thank you for taking time to review this product. Our base mix for these pellets has remained consistent for over ten years and they are one of our most popular foods with the birds. Working with our supplier we have implemented an increased ingredient mixing time, designed to bind the ingredients together better.
    The high fat content of this product, although perfect for the birds, does have a tendency to lose consistency when very wet. During very wet weather spells, it is advisable to feed smaller amounts and re-fill more often, rather than leaving exposed for a long period.
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    25/Jan/2015
    Super favourite with all the birds.
    I was interested in the comments about the product getting sticky. We have found this if it is outside for a couple of days. We live in the west of Scotland so it does get pretty wet! However, it is very rare that the nibbles actually last 2 days - the feeders are empty. maybe it is a question of getting the balance between available food/bird appetites/ population numbers and weather!!!!! Tricky stuff but worth it for the pleasure e get from seeing all the birds in our garden.
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    24/Jan/2015
    Update on last review
    I totally forgot to come back to this. After about a third was used it no longer clumped together, so I don't know what the problem was. Have just bought another lot.
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    19/Jan/2015
    Problem with water
    I agree with other recent reviewers. These Buggy Nibbles clog up and go soggy if they get the slightest bit wet. The suppliers say the recipe has not changed, then it needs to be changed!!. It needs harder fat or more flour or more cooking, plus more bugs, - the protein content is now very low. I will now be buying infrequently until the product is improved and only feeding occasionally in a covered feeder.

    RSPB response: Thank you for taking time to review this product. Our base mix for these pellets has remained consistent for over ten years and they are one of our most popular foods with the birds. Working with our supplier we have implemented an increased ingredient mixing time, designed to bind the ingredients together better.
    The high fat content of this product, although perfect for the birds, does have a tendency to lose consistency when very wet. During very wet weather spells, it is advisable to feed smaller amounts and re-fill more often, rather than leaving exposed for a long period.
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    19/Jan/2015
    Ex.cellent product.
    Our wild birds love these. They get through them very quickly. We we serve them layered with peanuts in our peanut feeders. No problems at all. An excellent product.
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    18/Jan/2015
    Stick when wet
    I agree with all the other reviews. I was really disappointed to find that when it rained, the pellets all turned into mush (I had both insect and fruit varieties). This is the first time this has happened and, now I have seen the other reviews, am hesitant to re-purchase. I empty the bags straight into their container so have no batch numbers to provide.

    RSPB response: Thank you for taking time to review this product. Our base mix for these pellets has remained consistent for over ten years and they are one of our most popular foods with the birds. Working with our supplier we have implemented an increased ingredient mixing time, designed to bind the ingredients together better.
    The high fat content of this product, although perfect for the birds, does have a tendency to lose consistency when very wet. During very wet weather spells, it is advisable to feed smaller amounts and re-fill more often, rather than leaving exposed for a long period.
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    07/Jan/2015
    Fine as long as it doesn't rain
    I would totally agree with the other reviews that say that the nibbles clump together in the wet. They are useless unless they can be kept dry. It is all very well saying that the recipe has not changed but I think RSPB need to at least own up to this problem and indicate in their catalog/website that this might be a problem. Either that or find a better product.

    RSPB response: Thank you for taking time to review this product. Our base mix for these pellets has remained consistent for over ten years and they are one of our most popular foods with the birds. Working with our supplier we have implemented an increased ingredient mixing time, designed to bind the ingredients together better.
    The high fat content of this product, although perfect for the birds, does have a tendency to lose consistency when very wet. During very wet weather spells, it is advisable to feed smaller amounts and re-fill more often, rather than leaving exposed for a long period.
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    06/Jan/2015
    mouldy nibbles
    i am having the same problem after wet weather nibbles are sticking together, they go mouldy i am worried about the birds if they eat them, otherwise if the weather is good i fill them daily the birds love them. i dont know what the batch code is as i have recycled packaging, normally good value for money but not at the moment

    RSPB response: Thank you for taking time to review this product. Our base mix for these pellets has remained consistent for over ten years and they are one of our most popular foods with the birds. Working with our supplier we have implemented an increased ingredient mixing time, designed to bind the ingredients together better.
    The high fat content of this product, although perfect for the birds, does have a tendency to lose consistency when very wet. During very wet weather spells, it is advisable to feed smaller amounts and re-fill more often, rather than leaving exposed for a long period.
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    04/Jan/2015
    Leave the floor very messy
    The birds, particularly sparroes and starlings, love these but they do leave the patio below very messy and I am begining to thing unhealthy. If anyone has any idea how to clean the floor I would welcome advice.
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    07/Dec/2014
    Why no repsonse from RSPB
    I was just about to reorder the bumper box of these and now wonder if the recipe has changed since my last order in early October. Can we get a repsonse to the questions asking if the recipe has changed please?

    RSPB response - Thanks for your review. We have contacted the manufacturer about this and they assure us that the recipe has not been changed.
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    02/Dec/2014
    Very Disappointing
    I agree totally with Josoap, except I do not rate it as highly. It used to be a very good product, but despite trying several different feeders (the best one is not sold by the RSPB - it is a regular cheap nut feeder with a plastic sleeve covering most of the mesh), as soon as the nibbles get damp they stick together. This makes it very wasteful. They need shaking everyday to keep them separate, as regular British weather is sufficient to get the nibbles to clump. After rain they stick together and cannot be used in feeders, and if it used on the ground it turns into a slimy mess. I am hoping it was just a bad batch and they return to the better recipe.

    RSPB response - Thanks for your review. We have contacted the manufacturer about this and they assure us that the recipe has not been changed. It would be of great help to them if you could let us know the batch code from the packaging of your Buggy nibbles. If you are able to do this, please email it to onlineshop@rspb.org.uk
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    26/Nov/2014
    no bugs and stick in feeder
    Like other reviewers, I wonder if the recipe has changed. Formerly v popular with our birds, not so now. The nibbles clog up in the feeders when it rains, making it impossible for them to extract the food. We discovered this problem when away for a couple of days. We filled up the feeders before leaving, found them barely touched on return, which basically makes the food useless. Also, there no longer appear to be any bugs in the buggy nibbles, despite what it says on the box. Am trying to get RSPB to take the product back, given its £40 cost.


    RSPB response - Thanks for your review. We have contacted the manufacturer about this and they assure us that the recipe has not been changed. It would be of great help to them if you could let us know the batch code from the packaging of your Buggy nibbles. If you are able to do this, please email it to onlineshop@rspb.org.uk
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    16/Oct/2014
    Gooey when wet
    Has the recipe for this changed? Never had a problem with this in the past with all the rain soaking it. Just dried it out & put it back in the feeder. This lot turns into clumps of gooey mess that are no longer pellets to be put back in the feeder. At £40.00 a pop I'm not a happy bunny.


    RSPB response - Thanks for your review. We have contacted the manufacturer about this and they assure us that the recipe has not been changed. It would be of great help to them if you could let us know the batch code from the packaging of your Buggy nibbles. If you are able to do this, please email it to onlineshop@rspb.org.uk
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    09/Oct/2014
    peanut replacement
    Peanuts are expensive and these nibbles are lots better. I would also highly recommend the 'cheater' nibble feeder.
    To those people who do not want the squirrels to eat their nibbles, please put something else out for them, rather than have them break their bones when they fall trying to get the 'hard to get' nibbles. They are not fussy eaters like the song birds. The starlings come in gangs, but in the long term, they do not eat any more than the other birds.
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    31/Aug/2014
    Great Food!
    This food is loved and enjoyed by many birds in my garden and a must have food to offer the birds with. The feeder in the summer will last 2 days with my birds as they go mad for the nibbles and found the starlings more so go nuts for it. I tend to buy the buggy nibbles 12.75kg bumper box which again i do find a little expensive and that is the only negative thing i would say.. All birds love this food and the ground feeders are happy to eat the any droppings of it also.
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    12/Aug/2014
    Buggy nibbles are the go to food for birds large and small in my garden
    Buggy nibbles are the favourite food, bar none, of all of the birds that feed in my garden, from sparrows, tits, robins, finches and sparrows through collared doves and wood pigeons to magpies and corvids. They're also highly appreciated by the family of squirrels too!
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    11/Jul/2014
    These get a 5 star rating from the birds!
    The birds all go absolutely crazy for these, any bits that get dropped on the ground are soon cleared up by the ground feeders. We have been lucky enough to attract a young greater spotted woodpecker which is now a regular. The only problem is that hordes of young starlings try to hoover the lot up at the moment, so I have go down the garden and politely ask them to move on before they scoff the lot. The only trouble is that as soon as they go the sparrow gang move in! We have a robin that can't wait for me to fill up the feeder when it's empty, he flies down to my feet and waits for me to put some on the ground for him. Spoilt or what?
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    30/Jun/2014
    So delicious that squirrels mountaineer for them
    I have a feeder of these Nibbles hanging beside my first floor study window and clearly every type of bird imaginable adores them including woodpeckers and tree creepers. I was, though, surprised to see last week that a squirrel had climbed up a sheer brick wall onto the windowsill and was standing on tiptoes swiping at the feeder until it got a claw into it and was able to pull itself up and start eating the Nibbles. I've had hungry squirrels finding their way up to the windowsill in snow and ice, to eat what was laid out flat, but never in midsummer and never performing acrobatics to eat from a swinging feeder. Must be some sort of extra recommendation!
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    15/Jun/2014
    Great food for dry days
    If you get the starter nibble/nut holder then the 3kg will fill that 9.5 times roughly. Not bad and certainly takes the birds longer to eat than the balls.

    The only problem I see with these is that when they get wet they stick to the base of the feeder. Good for dry days and keeping the birdies busy though.
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    08/Jun/2014
    Very popular!
    All the birds seem to love these. Yesterday our resident great spotted woodpecker brought his fledgling to the feeder for lunch. We also have a family of 4 baby blue tits as well as baby great tits, house sparrows and starlings who come with their parents. We've even had a magpie trying desperately to balance and snatching a beakful before he.falls off! The chaffinches, blackbirds and song thrushes clean up underneath the feeder with help from the squirrels. The only problem is that I have to fill the feeder twice a day.
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    07/Jun/2014
    Best food I ever bought
    The birds can't get enough buggy nibbles, there is no waste, and they seem to go down well with every species. I put them in feeders on their own and mix them with premium ground mix for the ground feeders - the garden is full of birds.
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    29/May/2014
    Great Spotted Woodpeckers
    Love this
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    25/May/2014
    A good alternative to suet blocks
    I was previously using suet blocks but had problems with starlings decimating them. Using buggy nibbles in a mesh feeder, it seems that the starlings are unable to consume them so quickly.
    The tits are enjoying them greatly and the woodpeckers are able to get at them too. Blackbirds and robins are sweeping up any that make it to the floor. I haven't had any problems with them going mouldy as they don't stay in the feeder long enough :)
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    19/May/2014
    They're addictive!
    It seems the local birds (from starlings to chaffinches to wrens) can't get enough of these. We take great joy in seeing the birds chomping through these, as do our neighbors. But they go so quickly that recent housesitters almost ran out, having to refill the two feeders every day!
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    07/May/2014
    Buggy nibbles gourmet a treat for our birds
    We fill a large wire feeder every other day and they just disappear. Sparrows, tits, robins, greenfinch, dunnock, they all love them. We have a couple of blackbirds that did try and steal these from the smaller birds, so we now have to put some on the floor to stop this. A Great product!
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    07/Apr/2014
    Are they suitable for nestlings?
    All the birds love these nibbles. I have a feeder filled with them and I also put some out on the bird table each day.
    Today I saw a mother blackbird fly back to her nest with one or two in her beak. I am concerned that baby birds may choke on them.
    Maybe I shouldn't be putting them on the bird table at this time of year. Perhaps someone could advise me.

    RSPB response - Thanks for your review. Buggy nibbles don't pose the same risk as whole peanuts, because they break up easily. They are safe to feed all year round. It's also fairly likely that the mother blackbird is taking them to eat herself.
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    30/Mar/2014
    Great all-rounder
    All the birds in my garden love this (as does the dog if he can get at it). There is no chance for it to get mouldy as others have suggested, it does not last long enough.
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    26/Mar/2014
    The birds can't get enough of this!
    Aside from live meal worms, I haven't seen so many birds love a type of food so much. I put these in an extra long wire feeder and they go nuts for it.
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    11/Feb/2014
    They can't get enough!
    I am amazed at how quickly the birds get through these - they can get through a medium feeder in a day! The birds absolutely love them, and while they're not the cheapest, it's lovely to see the birds stuffing their beaks and knowing that I'm helping them survive the winter.
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    12/Jan/2014
    Recently have gone mouldy in wet weather
    Normally very popular with many birds. Have been using for over a year. Ok in hot weather, but have soon gone mouldy in recent mild wet weather. Putting out smaller quantities, but the birds hardly seem to be eating any.

    RSPB response - Thanks for your review. The mild winter this year has meant that fewer birds are seeking food in gardens all over the country. Putting out smaller amounts more often is the right thing to do, especially in damp weather conditions.
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    08/Jan/2014
    Over-rated
    If put in a hanging feeder this product quickly goes soggy and mouldy. I admit to living on the wet side of the country. If thrown on the ground it is quickly consumed by wood pigeons, squirrels and other undesirables eg my daughter's terriers. I do feed nibbles in a cage but I find that by far the best and economical fat product is the fat squares which I grate or chop up and feed in the cage and hanging feeders. These are a proven wow over many years.
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    04/Jan/2014
    Fantastic
    All birds seem to like these Buggy Nibbles. I put them in a hanging feeder. Attracts Great Tits, Blue Tits, Robins, etc. No fuss, resealable pouches are great. Just scoop out of the bag into feeder.
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    07/Dec/2013
    Very popular food
    Our greater spotted woodpecker likes these nibbles, now the weather's turned colder he comes and feeds twice a day. But they've also been very popular with the blue tits, great tits, nuthatches and starlings through the autumn. The greenfinches seem to prefer the seed mix so we put that out as well and our feeders are busy from dawn to dusk.
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    03/Oct/2013
    Best product we have purchased
    The buggy nibbles are so popular we can barely keep up with demand. Every single bird in our garden loves them.
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    16/Sep/2013
    Great product but 12kg bag meant lots of crumbs and wastage
    I, or rather the birds, love buggy nibbles and I have been buying them from the RSPB for years. I usually buy 3kg at a time but decided to go for 12kg as it is better value. Unfortunately, because the 12kg comes in a bag (rather than a plastic tub) much of the contents was crumbs/dust caused by the nibbles breaking in transit. This meant that, far from being good value, there was so much wastage I would have been better off buying individual 3kg tubs.

    RSPB response - Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear your nibbles arrived damaged. That certainly isn't normal. Please contact our Customer Services Team to discuss a replacement.
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    14/Aug/2013
    Great in all respects
    I bought these for the first time last month and have never had such a popular food - they've attracted lots of new birds to my garden already. Sparrows and various tits to the feeder, and blackbirds, robins and song thrushes for the nibbles that I sprinkle on the ground. I was worried that they might attract pigeons, but this hasn't happened. The plastic tub is good, and the nibbles are clean and easy to handle. Next time, though, I think I'll have to buy the 12kg box to keep up with demand!
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    27/Jul/2013
    Great product
    My birds love this product. I have some in a treat feeder and also some on window feeders and it rarely lasts more than a few minutes. The blue tits in particular seem to love them.
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    17/Jul/2013
    Birds go mad for these!
    Purchased a 3kg bag of these to 'test drive' them with the birds....oh my! I've now had to return to order a 12kg sack of them! After less than 2 days the birds had finished the entire 3kg of them! They went absolutely wild over these. While I wait on the 12kg pack of buggy nibbles arriving I purchased other nibbles from a local store - birds aren't overly interested -. Which goes to show how wonderful and delicious these buggy nibbles must be! I can't wait until the 12kg of buggy nibbles arrives, along with the rest of the delicious treats I buy for the birds (suet cakes, fat balls, seed, etc). Since shopping with the RSPB my garden is absolutely teaming with feathered friends. I fill up all our 9 feeders every single morning as they are all empty after only 1 day, which shows how much the birds are enjoying the RSPB food!!! I also sprinkle food on the tables and ground and its gobbled up by happy blackbirds etc within minutes! It's becoming an expensive job keeping the local bird population fed, but its so worth it to see so much activity within our garden!
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    05/Jul/2013
    Fighting to eat!
    We used this in the past and it eventually ran out and we replaced it with an alternative from a local supplier however that was never touched by any birds for about 3 months! We eventually bought these nibbles again and within 24 hours the feeder was full of birds again - they are fighting for places to feed!!
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    02/Jul/2013
    Best Product for so many birds
    This product goes down so well with all the birds in my garden. I would recommend it to everyone as there is no mess and certainly no waste. A great product.
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    24/Jun/2013
    Fast Food for feathered friends
    We just can't fill the feeders up fast enough! The birds wait for us in the trees, and empty the feeders in record time. Regular feeders are long tailed tits, sparrows, green finches, coal tits, blue tits, great tits, starlings and blackbirds.
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    13/Jun/2013
    Great Nibbles
    Well i bought this due to it being safer for the birds and younger ones so they do not choke on it and thought it would not be eaten quick...Well i was very wrong there... There is so many birds which will eat this and the only problem i have is the starlings have nested close to my garden at least 3 nests i think.. Now i have there young also too eating the nibbles like sweets.. Even had a crow and magpie eating it from the ground.. Can go a little soggy with to much rain but really does not matter as they still eat and other birds will eat all the bits that fall out the feeder so no waste really..
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    27/Apr/2013
    Costing a fortune - discount for quantity?!
    When we first got these last year the seed was the favorite along with fat balls. Now the balance has shifted. 3 weeks ago bought another 4 of the suet buggy bites. Now buying ANOTHER 4. Currently home to 40/50 starlings ( our own murmuring!). Also a large collection of sparrows. Had to get a bigger covered wall flt-tray to cope.

    Thanks for your review - Buggy nibbles are available in a 12.75 kg bumper box too!
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    09/Mar/2013
    A Banquet Staple
    This will always feature on my shoppoing list for bird food - our local population just loves this food and I will never have to worry that it's not being eaten! I should add that this attracts carrion crows among all of the others mentioned, and I suspect that this is mainly why I get next to no magpies!! A really good, reasonably priced, food.
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    08/Mar/2013
    Attract loads of species
    Since putting buggy nibbles out in my garden I have had 5 new species of birds: a woodpecker, chaffinch, 2 blackcaps, dunnocks and a wren. There is almost always at least one bird on the nibble feeder during the daytime.
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    02/Mar/2013
    Birds can't resist
    I bought some few weeks ago, and now my London back garden is full of all kind of birds that I never seen visiting. They really love it and I think of getting a large bag soon as it goes so quickly!
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    26/Feb/2013
    eating me out of house and home!
    I bought 3kg of buggy nibbles, 3kg of fruity nibbles and 2.25kg whole sunflower seeds on 22 February. I've just repeated the order, including TWO bags of sunflower seeds to replace the one I already had in the cupboard!! I also feed the no-mess mix for the ground feeders.

    Our feeding station often looks like an motorway service area with birds whizzing in and out. Every sort of tit, sometimes six of each, chaffinch, greenfinch, robin, dunnock, blackbird, starling, the occasional pair of goldfinches (but I really don't want to buy 1kg of niger so get it locally).

    The RSPB nibbles are clearly preferred to other brands I have tried, and I expect I'll be back for some more soon.

    But where did all my birds go over the Gardenwatch weekend??
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    12/Feb/2013
    excellent product
    Have been using these for some time now. The problem I had was with the starlings who came in flocks to raid. I don't mind them in ones or twos so I fixed an upturned plastic ice cream container over the top of the dispenser which now means the smaller birds, of which I have a great variety, have no problem and the nibbles stay dry
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    19/Jan/2013
    Excellent when dry!
    I've had a lot of success with this product in the past but last year I found they went mouldy before the birds ate them - I suspect this is due to the very wet weather we had. I'm trying feeding in small quantities and hoping for better results this coming year!
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    18/Jan/2013
    Good for attracting a woodpecker!
    I put the product in a squirrel proof bird feeder which is just the right depth for a spotted woodpecker to reach through to the nibbles. Yes, it does get soggy but it's worth it for my regular 'star' in my urban garden.
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    16/Jan/2013
    Birds love them
    I put these in my old peanut feeder. I had stopped buying peanuts as I found they were not being eaten. They are loved by all the members of the tit family including a visiting flock of long-tailed tits.
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    11/Jan/2013
    Went moudly almost straight away
    Title says it all - a complete waste of money.

    RSPB response- Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear you were not happy with the product. Please contact our customer services team if you'd like a replacement or refund.
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    11/Nov/2012
    good but....
    My birds love these and thank me every morning soon after I put them out by having an entertaining rugby scrum in the feeder. There are two buts, hence me giving only four stars, the birds if they were able would give them 5.

    The worst is one is
    As another person has already said, if they get wet they go to mush and the birds understandably wont touch the mush
    so do ensure you put them where they wont get wet, or only put them out when its dry.

    As has already been mentioned, they do smell a bit rancid when you go near the feeding area, even directly after cleaning and replenishing. The birds dont seem to mind at all.


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    20/Oct/2012
    Wonderful but they go so soggy!
    The birds, squirrels and even a visiting cat love them, but they go into a glutinous mass when it rains - as it has rather a lot this summer. Then nothing will eat them and they are wasted. It would be so helpful if something could be done about this as they are expensive and the birds just wolf them down.
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    06/Oct/2012
    More please !
    Like others here, I tried these instead of peanuts in the wire feeder. Took the birds a while but now the feeder is just mobbed every day! Blue and great tits; sparrows;dunnocks, starlings, plus we have a regular woodpecker that drops by for a feed on it - beautiful! Got up very early a few weeks ago to see a young fox scrabbling around underneath the feeder (the birds are messy) and obviously enjoying the spoils.

    The only visitor that doesn't seem to like them are the chaffinches who prefer the seeds (unfortunately, so does the local squirrel).

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    19/Aug/2012
    but they do smell awful
    I totally agree that the birds love them. We have pied woodpeckers as well as the usual smaller stuff: The families of blue tits, the great tits I watched grow on the nestcam, chaffinches, starlings (including one that sings of wilder places than here), house sparrows (the blue tits took their terrace, and they actually prefer fatballs to buggy nibbles). I love watching them outside my bedroom window as I sit up first thing taking my meds with a drink. The jays fly in, curiously melodious when in a good mood with each other, and jacks and magpies, all prising apart the mesh to feast their fill. The stock and collared doves and woodpigeons and robins and blackbirds and dunnocks tidy up the spillage. The squirrels multiply. I love it all, the sounds and sights of wildlife all around me, the trees my parents planted now mature with the sound of blackcaps and garden warblers dense in the ivy and armandii, the yaffle laughing so close by right now as I write this outdoors in the sunshine, the sparrowhawk swooping through, plundering the larder I've created. The wren though shyly keeps to foraging through the woodpile, it's back after two hard winters, reminding me now of those long still nights when the silence of winter's death was broken by the brown owl's hootings. I love the air fragranced, salt and fresh at the coast, sweet with wild clover and so much else on the open Hebridean wilds I haunt, and here in suburban Kent the heady cloud of the armandii in spring, succeeded by jasmine and rose, honeysuckle and mock orange. What I don't like therefore is sitting out too close to where the feeders hang. However fast my birdies guzzle and I spend money replenishing their supplies, there is always an unpleasant rancid smell hanging in the quiet air. Peanuts have the advantage on that score. They also bring the badgers down to the back door to be fed.
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    28/Jun/2012
    Highly recommend
    This has to be the most popular bird food in the garden. It did take time for the birds to find this but once discovered word got out amongst all the feathered friends in town and am now overwhelmed by the number of birds visiting the garden from sun rise to sun set.
    From Sparrows, Blue tits, Robins, Finches, Blackbirds and Thrushes to the odd Starling desperate to get in on the act of a free meal. Of course this time of year a lot of young are now having their flying lessons so are following mum and dad to my garden for the top food.
    You will not be disappointed with these Buggy Nibbles and if you mix it with the Fruity Nibbles then your local bird population will love you.
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    11/Jun/2012
    Very Popular!
    The birds love these buggy nibbles and just can't get enough of them!
    The medium sized RSPB cheater feeder needs filling every day. We have never seen so many birds in the garden. There are woodpeckers who regularly visit to eat throughout the day and to see them so close up is just amazing. The coal, blue and great tits love them as do robins, finches, starlings and wrens. Blackbirds, collared doves, jackdaws, magpies and wood pigeons will all eat them if sprinkled on the floor.
    Great product which keeps a lot of birds very happy!
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    03/May/2012
    Birds can't get enough
    This is excellent value compared to the cost of smaller bags and I am getting through loads at this time of year, in my small urban garden. The birds absolutely love these. . When I raise the kitchen blind early in the morning, more often than not the robin(s) and blackbird(s) are on the wall outside waiting for me to go out.
    I do have some of these in a caged feeder, but the above-mentioned, plus the starlings and dunnocks prefer to take them from the ground. They fill their beaks and fly off, so I know that lots of little nestlings are being well fed. I also put out dried mealworms - the combination keeps my garden full of birds.
    Downside - I caught a blasted cat eating some the other day. And I can't keep the magpie away.
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    01/May/2012
    Birds love them!
    I have to ration the buggy nibbles, as they are often gone in under half an hour. Whenever I put them out, collared doves, jackdaws, starlings and magpies fight over the feeder tray, while the wood pigeons wait underneath to catch the inevitable spillage. I have also tried putting them in a peanut feeder, which was very successful, but the birds ignored the peanuts I'd mixed in and carefully picked out the buggy nibbles!

    Starlings are the main customers, but many varieties of smaller birds also like them - if they have a chance to get near them!
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    18/Apr/2012
    Bird's choice of foods
    Straight from the blackbird's beak; these buggie nibbles are every bird's delight. On two occasions I have seen some poor, folded/mangled up worm flung on one side from the blackbird's beak in favour of buggie nibbbles. I have just got to start charging them rent to pay for this gourmet delight.
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    24/Mar/2012
    excellent bird feed
    blue tits love it from the feeders only problem, so do the starlings.iv'e put the nibbles in a tray and got two wood pigeons and a dozen sparrows fighting for it.i have never had so many birds in my garden,lovely stuff.
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    16/Mar/2012
    liz
    When I first bought these the birds were used to peanuts and didnt eat many ,so I thought I had got it wrong ! But as they got used to them they began to enjoy them and now I am running out !!
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    24/Feb/2012
    amazing!
    I am in the middle of town and have only very rarely seen long tailed tits (about 3 times in the last 20 years). Once I put these buggy nibbles in a mesh feeder with squirrel guard I have had a pair visiting all day for the last week. Initially they only came at 4p.m. (and arrived when I was standing quite close to the feeder). They are now coming all day long and don't seem to be put off when starlings are trying to get a look in too!
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    08/Feb/2012
    Even the dog likes them!
    I bought my first bag of these when they were on special offer and forgot about them for a while. I normally feed sunflower hearts, so when I remembered the buggy nibbles and put a few out, the birds didn't bother with them. However, I now feed them every day, both on the ground and bird table, and find that blackbird, songthrush, (the first I've seen in the yard), chaffinch, robin, blue and great tit all enjoy them. Only problem is that the dog enjoys them too and can reach the bird table.
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    31/Jan/2012
    Birds just love them
    Oh I so wish I had purchased a large bag of these, the birds love them and they are devoured in no time. I have tried other suet nibbles before but they have not been that popular. These are great, I put them into one of those little cup feeders you stick into the ground and have to fill it every day to keep the birds happy. So far they have attracted starlings, blackbirds and a robin. A great product.
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    31/Jan/2012
    Bird Banquet!
    When I first bought these I was a little disappointed as they went really slowly to begin with. It seems. though, that our local birds are a bit slow to catch on to a new food as the nibbles suddenly started to get eaten, and in increasingly large portions. Nowadays I'm having to buy 6kg at a time to keep up with demand! Full marks for a really great food.
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    25/Jan/2012
    Can't get enough of these.......
    I put buggy nibbles in my apple feeder in my garden....along with other treats on my other feeders. I am regularly entertained by a flock of up to 12 Starlings devouring the nibbles from the apple....one hops in and emerges on the other side beak full of nibbles..The woodpigeons and magpies have also mastered their technique!!
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    18/Jan/2012
    re dissappointed
    I was very surprised by the previous review, I mix buggy nibbles & peanuts in the same feeder, & the peanuts are always left till last, I get, blue, great, long tailed & coal tits every day, occasional overwintering blackcap, also robin, dunnock, blackbird, chaffinch and wood pigeon feed on the scraps that fall to the ground under the feeder. I have the maxi size feeder & have to fill the buggy nibbles up every 2-3 days, otherwise the birds ignore the remaining peanuts; this is in the inner zone of a major city.
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    12/Jan/2012
    Disappointed
    I bought these after the rave reviews, and have been disappointed. Where I've mixed them in with my seed feeders, they have melted and then clogged up the feeders, so the seed has rotted. Where I've put them in the specially designed feeder there was a little interest, but most of my birds decided they preferred the peanuts, and the buggy nibbles have stayed there to rot.
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    02/Aug/2011
    Super food for birds!
    Feed the birds these morsels and you will have them practically eating out of your hand-well the robin anyway!!! Most of my garden birds love these and the medium size RSPB feeder has to be refilled every day. The woodpecker and young too are always daily visitors and its a lovely sight to see. Given half the chance they monopolise the nibbles. All the finches love them too and the blackbirds and sparrows. If we place some on the ground feeding table everyone gets a share including the pheasant and squirrel so all our wildlife is happy. Pity we cant buy them in bulk as they are the first food along with sunflower hearts to run out!! Highly recommend trying these to see what a huge variety of birds come along to eat in the garden!
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    31/May/2011
    Good quality
    The birds love these, and they are far superior in quality to nibbles I have bought elsewhere. I like the refill packs too, as this saves on packaging and is more environmentally-friendly.
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    23/May/2011
    woodpecker loves them
    When I first got these, it took a short while for a the small birds to start eating them. Now they (especially the tits) seem to love them. The best about these is that the woodpecker which I hadn't seen for two years is now a daily visitor. Unfortunately the magpies like them too, but the woodpecker makes up for them.
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    10/May/2011
    Birds go ballistic
    The birds really do go ballistic over these - there is a flock of starlings waiting every morning for me to go and fill up the feeders. They usually eat it all within a few hours - helped by an assortment of robins, tits, pigens and others. I find having on of those special saucers (RSPB sell them) attached to the feeder helps catch the mess - and anything that does get to the ground is appreciated by the blackbirds and voles. They are a bit pricey, especially with the speed at which they get eaten, but these pellets are such a hit I keep buying them.
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    14/Apr/2011
    Long Tailed Tits at Last!
    I bought a tub of these over a month ago and have been topping up the feeder almost daily. Blue tits and great tits and common visotrs to my garden, but I have dreamt of Long Tailed Tits visiting my garden, having never seen one my whole life and thinking how beautiful they were. Last weekend I had my first little group of long tailed tits in the garden jumping onto the buggy bits feeder. They have been in the garden everyday since and I have been delighted! Well worth the money!
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    10/Feb/2011
    Excellent!
    These have always been a favourite with nearly all species in my garden - have been using for past year - although disappointing to see that the 3kg bag is no longer available to refill the tub!
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    10/Feb/2011
    Birds love it!
    I put this in my mesh peanut feeder in 'stripes' with peanuts and the fruity nibbles to see which the birds preferred. They definately preferred the buggy nibbles, closely followed by the fruity ones and hardly touched the peanuts. I've decided not to feed peanuts anymore & stick to a combo of these & fruity nibbles. I'm having to top up the feeder every couple of days, whereas I was regularly throwing uneaten peanuts away before they went 'off'. I also put some on the bird table where it goes very quickly. I used to scatter a few around on the ground as well - until one of my neighbour's cats started eating them(!)
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    03/Feb/2011
    Everyone's favourite!
    I feed a mix of table seed, mealworms, sunflower hearts and these buggy nibbles. Every time I put food out (the birds will be queueing for it!), birds swoop down to grab one of these and fly off with it, only to sit and eat it on a nearby branch before coming back for another. This is a firm favourite with Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long-tailed Tits and Coal Tits, and also enjoyed by several other species (and unfortunately also the grey squirrels!). If I were to put out only these buggy nibbles, I don't think it would change the amount of visitors I get. They are simply excellent.
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    03/Feb/2011
    Birds go bonkers over these
    Although the cost is startng to add up, I keep buying these because the birds love them so much. I put some in a peanut feeder and some in an old wooden feeder. The starlings queue up for their turns - not very politely mind you. I think they really like being able to grab a pellet and fly off with it to enjoy at the top of the apple tree or their favourite roof.
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    27/Jan/2011
    Very popular but need to keep them dry!
    Having recently purchased some of these to try out I was pleasantly surprised at how popular they are. They has certainly brought the long tailed tits out in force! The only drawback is that the pellets do seem to soak up a little water when it rains and they then stick together a bit in the feeder.
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    24/Jan/2011
    Black Caps in January
    Bought Buggy and Fruity nibbles last week , mixed equal quantities and put in a peanut dispenser. Nothing came over the rest of the weekend and when I got home at night the feeder didn
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    06/Jan/2011
    Best product discovered for ground feeders
    Excellent!! I saw these Buggy Nibbles in the local supermarket, and thought I would try them. The difference between the days of snow and ice a week or so ago, when I was feeding table mix, and now, is amazing. The dunnocks, robins, and blackbirds love them. Today, at 6.00am, in the snow, and the dark, I was greeted by a lovely blackbird song as soon as I went out with them, and when I go out in the day to top up with a variety of food, two male blackbirds fly down to watch where I put the nibbles. I watched one, a young male, eat some, fly away, arrive back with a young female who stood in the snow, waiting, and he chirped what appeared to be directions, and she got to the exact spot he had been eating from!
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    06/Jan/2011
    First day of buggy nibbles
    Put the buggy nibbles in a nut feeder and within two hours saw my first ever long-tailed tits in the garden. Wonderful
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    13/Dec/2010
    Feed the starlings!!
    these are fantastic and can be put in a peanut feeder or on a table/ground. The starlings love them nearly as much as mealworms and it is a delight watching them feed especially since they are red listed and it is so cold at the moment! Sparrows also love them and blue tits and great tits can't keep away. Since I've discovered them I have a permanent supply of buggies out and have to top up every day with pleasure.
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    13/Dec/2010
    garden bird feeding in general
    We have put buggy nibbles in a squirrel proof peanut feeder and it empties in 2 days. Also bought a cage from RSPB for the ground feeders and made a bird table to fit it and get all the garden birds in it except for pidgeons and other larger birds and of course squirrels. Now if they were of the red sort matters would be different. 2 enormous seed feeders using no nonsense mix and a fat ball feeder complete our bird station. This morning we counted, with difficulty, more than 30 house sparrows at one time.
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    01/Nov/2010
    Buggy Great!
    I am feeding the buggy nibbles from a mesh peanut feeder and have all the usual suspects visiting. This Sunday we had the addded extra of a great spotted woodpecker! He was a nice surprise.
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    01/Nov/2010
    Buggy nibbles.
    I half fill my peanut holder with peanuts and then top up with buggy nibbles and we don't have any spills. My birds love them.
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    17/Aug/2010
    Great hit with Long-tail Tits
    For the first time I have Long-tail Tits at my tubular feeder, they love buggy nibbles and so do I!
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    30/Jun/2010
    don't get cheaper versions
    All I can do is mirror the above compliments. These are fantastic. Birds love them. They don't need a special feeder, just an ordinary peanut feeder. Do not buy cheaper versions from pet shops! Those are softer, tend to break up and leave lots of powder behind so I should think are lower quality. Anyway the birds voted with their wings and they took much longer to use up. Stick to buggies! Personally I think buggy nibble are favoured in my garden over fruity nibbles...
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    15/Jun/2010
    Incredibly sucessful!
    This food was a real hit from the very first. I would recommend anyone to try this. So many different birds seem to love it.
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    02/Jun/2010
    Astonishingly popular!
    I've just bought my first refills for the reuseable tubs. The birds love these nibbles which I put in a mesh feeder mixed and shaken up in equal parts with the fruity nibbles. A portion of them I scatter on the ground for the blackbirds, thrushes, dunnocks, robins, magpies, collared doves and wood pigeons. All the birds seem to love them. We now have - and I can hear them whilst typing - a large number of starling parents and fledglings at the feeders almost constantly. Pre-fledging the many parents were back and forth to their nests with beakfuls of the nibbles like a production line. Fantastic! I can't recommend these highly enough.
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    12/May/2010
    A magnet for all birds
    Irresitible to my garden birds, they will always visit the feeder with these in first, and they disappear before your eyes! Robins appreciate them scattered on the saucer of a feeder, and larger birds such as blackbirds and thrushes love them on the ground. So a very versatile product - a little pricey but worth it if you want to attract a variety of birds. Good reusable packaging with the tub too.
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    12/Mar/2010
    Just absurd!
    The mayhem these buggy nibbles create is just absurd. There's no fooling our little friends - once the buggy nibbles are out, don't expect them to eat anything else until the day's serving has been demolished. The starlings hang on the feeder and scream at everyone else to keep them off, but everyone gets a go eventually. Don't expect buggy nibbles to last for long! We started off rationing them as a special treat, but I don't have the heart to withhold them from them, so they are on the regular menu now.
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    02/Mar/2010
    A good choice
    Most birds love nibbles. and these are good quality, fairly priced. A must-have for every bird garden :)
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    02/Mar/2010
    Gone in 60 seconds
    We thought the no-mess sunflower seed mix was popular but the nibbles cause a feeding frenzy! Although this isn't the cheapest way of feeding birds, there is absolutely no waste whatsoever, it's good quality food (I don't eat cheap, processed food so I don't expect the birds to either!) and they clearly love it. We put them in a feeder first and watched the tits, finches and starlings enjoy them but then had to put some on the lawn too for the wood pigeons as it was too funny watching them try and balance on the feeder. Now their on the ground the blackbirds, starlings and pigeons enjoy them too. I just wish we could buy them in bigger volumes to make it a little less expensive.
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    22/Feb/2010
    Don't forget the ground feeders
    Blackbirds and thrushes also love these if you sprinkle them on the lawn, or better still, on a ground feeding tray with a protector.
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    10/Feb/2010
    Buggy nibbles!!!
    Birds love it!Can't stop filling the feeder.It's brilliant.
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    04/Feb/2010
    Success within a week
    I started feeding buggy nibbles rather than peanuts and within a week I had 4+ long tailed tits on my feeders. The only problem is they go so quick:-). They are expensive but they are very very good.
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    04/Feb/2010
    crumbled mess in delivery box
    I have bought these fat balls before, they were excellent. Disappeared in a jiffy, so I bought three further boxes, was so disappointed. All three boxes contained a crumbled mess, few could actually go into a feeder. When wet dissolved into fatty mess. The birds ate most of it but clearing up the goo wasn't easy! I should have complained but was too busy.
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    02/Feb/2010
    First Long-tailed Tits
    I put the buggy nibbles out instead of peanuts, which never got eaten, the feeder now gets regular visitors, including a family of Long-tailed Tits. They are also very popular with robins when I put them on the bird table or ground.
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    04/Jan/2010
    Best ever
    I can't rate how good this is, it goes off the scale! The birds love the buggys, easy to pour into the mesh feeder, we even have a greater spotted woodpecker coming to visit for them and that in noisy Hounslow, West London!!!
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    04/Jan/2010
    Buggynibbles gone in a flash
    The birds eat these by the beakerful, or should I say bucketful. Please can you do a larger bag to make it a bit cheaper.
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    23/Dec/2009
    Top food
    I agree with the other reviewers that Buggy Bundles are absolutely top food. And the name makes my friends laugh so they go and buy some too. We have a long tailed tit family(originally twelve including parents, now down to eight which is not bad) who are still coming twice daily with the other tits (blue, great, coal) and the robin has learnt to manage the window feeder while blackbirds etc clean up what I throw down with their morning sultanas. Thanks for a great product. A pity the squrrel likes them too!
    Frances Teresa
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    08/Dec/2009
    The Birds Love It!
    This has turned out to be my star buy of 2009. The birds LOVE these nibbles and I just cannot refill the feeder quickly enough! As a guide, I bought the smallest pack just to try it out and it was gone in 2 days. This is definitely going to be a repeat purchase as it is so popular with the many different birds that visit our garden.
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    24/Aug/2009
    Brilliant
    I put the buggy nibbles in my mesh feeder, as the peanuts used to mould. But now the robins, blue tits, great tits, coal tits, and greenfinhes love them even more than the peanuts!
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    24/Aug/2009
    Buggy Nibbles
    I wish I had not purchased this product. The birds love it so much, they seem to have told all their friends and family and now as soon as I put some Buggy Nibbles out, it is gone.
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    24/Aug/2009
    Irresistable!
    Woodpeckers, Nuthatches Tits and Starlings cant get enough of these. Its amazing how acrobatic a magpie can get for these too A few on the ground for the Blackbird and I'm entertained for hours!
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    13/Jul/2009
    Bouncing babies
    I discovered Buggy Nibbles just as I withdrew whole peanuts to avoid danger to this year's earliest chicks. Hard-pressed parents reaped the benefits at once, but the real entertainment value has come from assorted fledglings. The red-capped Great Spotted Woodpecker is Top Fledgling. Next are the still-grey young Starlings, who push and shove and shout. A devoted band of Blue Tit babies all come in together, right way up, sideways on and upside down. Great Tits are in short supply this year but there is one chick who is increasing his chances of survival with a whopping daily intake. Goldfinches buck the trend and tend to stick to nyger. Sparrows, Chaffinches, Wagtails, Robins, Greenfinches, Blackbirds, Dunnocks all clean up below the feeder. Great stuff!
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    28/May/2009
    buggy & fruity nibbles
    The buddy & fruity nibbles are a great alternative to nuts & seed. My husband is continually filling the feeders etc.The birds obviously consider our 'garden restaurant' worth visiting as we have had lots of great-tits, blue-tits, greenfinches, chaffinches and our usual robins since we gave them such variety of food.
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    28/May/2009
    woodpeckers
    the two female woodpeckers in my garden love the buggy nibbles, i have to fill the caged feeder ever day. a great buy.
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    18/May/2009
    The birds have voted with their beaks!
    I added a small bag of this food to my last order to try it out. Like other reviewers, I found that the birds took a couple of days to discover it but, once they did, they can't get enough of it! I'm still mixing it with peanuts in a hanging feeder, and the buggy nibbles are being eaten first. I'm also scattering some on the ground for those birds that can't use the feeder, and that all goes in double-quick time, too. So, I've just put in an order for the 3kg tub...
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    06/Mar/2009
    Buggy Marvellous!
    The birds in my garden absolutely adore these nibbles (especially the starlings). They are always the first thing to disappear from the bird table and are quickly taken from peanut feeders as well. This is a product I highly recomend.
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    06/Mar/2009
    Long-tailed tits love them
    I switched from peanuts to buggy nibbles in my mesh peanut feeder and the long-tailed tits absolutely LOVE them. They arrive in excited little gangs of 4 to 6 birds at once and eat me out of house and home, but I don't mind. There's something magical about watching them from the kitchen window.
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    06/Mar/2009
    Had mouldy peanuts this winter? Get this instead!
    This winter I decided to order these buggy nibbles as the birds were not eating the peanuts quick enough before they'd gone off. Boy am I glad I changed! The visitors I've had this year and especially for the birdwatch were fantastic. We were privileged to have 3 black caps (2 male & 1 female), a nuthatch and endless relays of long-tailed tits. The only thing to watch out for, when using and storing, is the lid of the big tub. Mine didn't seem to seal properly, otherwise top product!
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    17/Feb/2009
    Suet Nibbles
    Initially, I put these in a tubular seed feeder but they were largely ignored. I then put them in a mesh feeder, on top of the peanuts, (30% peanuts on the bottom and 70% nibbles on the top) after I read the other reviews. It worked a treat and all the blue, coal and great tits now mostly go for the suet nibbles even though I have 5 other feeders with seed mixes. I have to fill up the mesh feeder with nibbles 4-5 times a week. For every nibble taken, one falls through the mesh which is a lot, but they are fought for by my resident wood pigeons, blackbirds, chaffinch and robins, so there is no waste and everyone gets some.
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    09/Feb/2009
    Rewarding feeding
    I bought my first pack of buggy nibbles last month and in time for this heavy snow. They have been perfect and almost too popular because now I feel I will need to keep up the supply. The ground feeders love them and they go well in most mesh feeders.
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    09/Feb/2009
    Blink and its gone !
    took a while for our birds to realise that their boring peanuts had been replaced by buggy nibbles.The level in our bird feeder goes down at an alarming rate. Would recommend buying the larger size!
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