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    RSPB Feeder mix is a great value wild bird seed blend that we've designed for putting into tubular seed feeders all year round. It's a nutritious mix of oil-rich black and striped sunflower seeds, husk-free oats and canary seed, that'll attract many garden birds such as blue tits, great tits and greenfinches.

    We recommend using our Classic seed feeder or Easy-clean® seed feeders with this bird food. 

    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
    • Blue tit
    • Chaffinch
    • Great tit
    • Greenfinch
    • House sparrow
    • Siskin


    RSPB
    • Type of Food
      Seed mixes
    • 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.
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    Next working day delivery is available for in-stock items ordered before 3pm to UK addresses - £5.95
    Choose the day delivery is available for in-stock items to UK addresses - £5.95
    (Items that can be personalised and products sent direct from the supplier are not available for next day or choose the day delivery. Some postcodes are also excluded.)

    See our delivery and returns page for full details.

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    01/Oct/2017
    Double value
    I hung these seeds over one of my raised beds and the pigeons kept knocking the seeds into the bed. As a result I had an amazing crop of sunflowers this summer! Really beautiful and loved by the the bees. I saved the dead sunflower heads and left them out for the birds and the squirrels who devoured them!
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    20/Sep/2017
    Value for money.
    Surprised at poor reviews, have a job refilling feeders quickly enough, use this feed to stop starlings eating everything and putting off other birds, this years sparrow population seems to have increased, great to see feeders covered in them, have also had parakeets performing contortions to use them.
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    07/Aug/2016
    Not a mix
    I have bought bird seed from our local pet shop for a number of years but then felt a lot of it was being wasted. I then changed to a big retailer and was happy for a while but then again felt the birds were rejecting a lot of the mix. I bought the RSPB feeder mix in a brown sack from our local Garden Centre expecting a mix!! I was surprised when I opened the bag to find 99% black sunflower seeds but filled up the feeders. The sparrows rejected the sunflower seeds and I took this bag back to the Garden Centre who refunded my £25. I was extremely disappointed with this 'Mix'. It is not a feeder mix at all just a bag of sunflower seeds sold at an extortionate price. If the birds had liked the mix I would not have minded but I expected a quality product and this is not it. The 'extra feeder mix' looks like it would be more suitable but to call this product a Mix is a misrepresentation.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, the feeder mix should be made up from black and striped sunflower seeds, husk-free oats and canary seed. It sounds like you received a faulty bag and we will talk to the supplier about this. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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    20/Jul/2016
    Not for the birds around it seems so
    As some reviewers here I have a problem with this food: the birds are not interested at all in the black seeds that are the main part of this mix. So after having tried and picked up some of the smallest seeds in my appel feeders, they give up as the black seeds left create a shield on the top of the food. I think that since I have bought the 12,5 kg bag (03/03/16) , I have only used 2 kg at max 3kg. So, as the birds, I give up. It's a big waste though I think I am going to spread the mix in the Nature during my walks .Who knows perhaps some birds might appreciate it...?

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, it does seem strange that your birds do not like this mix, it is a good mix for many birds but particularly Blue tits, Great tits, House sparrows, Chaffinches and Greenfinches and those birds should eat the mix. We will take on board your comments and will

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    22/Feb/2015
    High quality feeder mix
    We bought this because the clearance offer made it such good value. What a difference compared to the brand we were buying until recently! There is far less filler in it & we're convinced it's attracting a greater number & variety of birds to our garden. We love watching the Great tits, Blue tits, Coal tit, Chaffinches & House Sparrows tucking in!
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    09/Feb/2014
    birds love it
    bought this to see what it was like and believe me the birds love it, put some out in morning and it was gone by tea time. and i am getting more birds in my garden...
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    03/Oct/2013
    Not liked by any of our birds
    Thought we would try this for a change but the birds in our garden really didn't like it. They eat the small amounts of oats but day after day we found huge piles of black seed on the ground under the feeder. We still have about 6kg sitting around and have had to revert back to the premium ground mix and table mix.
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    03/Feb/2011
    winter grub
    loved by all and sundry, in the recent deep freeze the local's were getting through half a feeder a day - finally buying it here rather than being ripped off at sainsbury's where they charge twice the price
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    08/Nov/2010
    Feeder mix?
    Like others, I have noticed that birds seem to be voting with their bills, weeding out anything that isn't black, in the Feeder Mix. I wonder whether the rejected seeds are cheaper. I noticed an increase in this tendency, more marked over the last two batches, so I'm making my normal 25kg order of the mix but trying out the Extra as well. Could the any change to the Feeder Mix be the cause of fewer visiting Greenfinch?
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    02/Jul/2010
    rspb feeder mix
    excellent product,birds love it,eaten by tits,finches and sparrows in our garden,even the robins have a go,I have used this a lot but have to stick to caged feeders to stop the rooks and jackdaws devouring it all in one sitting
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    07/Jun/2010
    birds love feeder mix.
    I have only had feeder mix for three days but already very popular with birds such as house sparrows, greenfinches, blue tits, great tits and goldfinches. Also any seed that drops on the floor is eaten by blackbirds and chaffinches. Highly recommended, great stuff.
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    23/Feb/2010
    My birds do eat feeder mix
    This mix is great for putting it into a feeder and brilliant value for money lots of garden birds eat feeder mix including blue tits,great tits,and greenfinches.
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    22/Feb/2010
    My birds won't eat Feeder Mix
    Like Martin Whitfield, I found the birds in my garden wouldn't touch this seed although they had been devouring the Feed Mix Extra. Can't see why this should be so - - it looks okay. Perhaps it was a duff batch. Thankfully RSPB have agreed to refund and I have now ordered supplies of the 'Extra'
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    16/Feb/2010
    Greenfinches love feeder mix
    I bought a 2.25kg bag at rainham marshes and I put a feeder up and within a day the greenfinches sat on the feeder for ages eating feeder mix.I shall have to buy this more often.
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    13/Jan/2010
    The birds in my garden will not eat this
    I purchased this seed mix for my RSPB tubular feeder. When I first put the feeder out I had lots of birds interested in the seed for an hour or two. Not one bird has visited in the month or so since. I cannot understand why. It is almost as if they tried the seed didn't like it and therefore did not return. hmm I am totally puzzled. If anyone can help to explain why, it would be greatly received.
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    13/Jan/2010
    Birds love It
    This is an excellent mix I put it in the feeder,on my bird table and scatter on the ground and the birds can't get enough of it Just about every garden bird you can think of eats this
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    06/Jul/2009
    lot of waste
    for the past few weeks sparrows and others have been dumping the sunflower seed as I noticed sunflower seedling growing under the bush under neath the feeder and about a kilo of wasted seed.
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    06/Jul/2009
    Greenfinches Love it!
    I live in a flat in Birmingham city centre with just one tree nearby which is home to a pair of blue tits. I bought this seed for them but have also had a robin and great tit feeding from it. However, the real success story has been a pair of greenfinches which absolutely love the sunflower seeds. They fed constantly on it through May/June (chicks were suspected!) and indeed I now have their two chicks also feeding daily! I would definitely recommend this for urban dwellers who may be surprised what birds may actually be in the area!
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    10/Jun/2009
    Big Difference...
    This mix has really made a difference to the variety of birds in our garden. We now have regular visits from greenfinches, great tits, blue tits, coal tits and even the odd goldfinch. Previously mainly sparrows and starlings, who are in the main not fussed but interestingly the sparrows briefly went crazy over it feeding it to their newly fledged babies - had to fill the feeder everyday for about a week!
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