No-mess sunflower mix bird seed

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    Best selling bird food!
    Tired of sweeping up husks and shells the birds leave behind? This bird seed is a carefully balanced, best-selling, no-waste, no-mess blend of sunflower hearts, kibbled maize, husk-free oats and canary seed for seed feeders, bird tables and ground feeding. Most garden birds love it. Use all year round.

    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
    • Blue tit
    • Chaffinch
    • Collared dove
    • Goldfinch
    • Great tit
    • Greenfinch
    • House sparrow
    • Robin
    • Siskin
    • Starling


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    • Type of Food
      Seed mixes
    • Recipient
      Feeding birds
    • £3.95 - Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands
    • FREE - for orders of £75 or more, or if you order only RSPB gift cards and/or a catalogue.
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    RSPB Shop offers a no-quibble free returns policy. We hope you will be delighted with every purchase, but if not, we will offer you a replacement or a full refund - whatever the reason. Just let us know within 90 days of delivery by contacting our customer service team on 0345 034 7733. Full details of our returns policy >

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    23/Dec/2017
    It's stopped being no mess- something's definitely changed and deteriorated
    Like the other customer who commented I've used this for years. Very happily. But recent batches have contained less shelled sunflower and more of other seeds - whose husks generate a lot of mess and which the birds don't enjoy. The result is fewer birds, more mess and more mice.
    I read the RSPB's response to the other customer but my experience is identical. I think there is a quality control issue with this and that at best it's not a consistent mix.
    Even if the RSPB replaced my last order I'm unconvinced. There seems to be a greater inclusion of other seeds, whatever claims are made to the contrary.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, I am sorry you are unhappy with your recent purchases of this mix. Please contact our customer service team with the batch numbers and expiry date so we can raise this and investigate it with our supplier.


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    12/Oct/2017
    Too much waste
    I'm about to re-order a seed mix and am really torn about what to get. This mix disappears from the feeders so fast, it looks really popular. BUT most of the sunflower seeds are to be found beneath the feed-stations. From other comments I thought that it could be just the pigeons spitting them out, but this happens under the hanging feeders too, so that's not the problem.

    I've even contemplated putting the mix through a food processor to break the sunflower seeds up a bit, but life is far too short for that sort of faff!

    I thought that I might try the Favourites Blend instead but there are similar issues with that ...

    So RSPB, can you please provide a mix without the sunflower seeds, or provide a mix with them smashed up (although am not sure that's the solution)? I spend enough on birdfood without seeing all this waste - it's very frustrating :( HELP!!

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear that your birds are leaving the sunflower hearts. It is surprising that your birds are not eating the sunflower hearts as these are a favourite feed for most birds. We will consider your comments regarding a mix without sunflower hearts or kibbled sunflower hearts when speaking to our supplier.
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    26/Aug/2017
    Disappearing
    Suddenly this is disappearing very rapidly and have begun to notice Pigeons fly off when I come into garden, are they emptying it to get at the corn/kibbled maize, and what do yo recommend instead?

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review. If you are having an issue with Pigeons, we sell guardians for both ground feeders and hanging bird feeders which can help to prevent pigeons from getting to the feeder, whilst still allowing smaller birds to.
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    21/Jul/2017
    Good stuff!
    Extremely popular with all the birds mentioned in the information panel - we have 2 collared doves, plus green finches and chaffinches alongside the regular house sparrows, dunnocks, starling, and blackbirds (who have produced 3 broods this year so far). I had to get a bigger feeder!
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    09/Jul/2017
    A great choice
    We've been using this for two years now and have found it excellent. When I refill the feeders, the birds are virtually queuing up to eat!
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    22/Jan/2017
    Got the Gold Finches back
    Was thinking we were down on numbers of Gold Finches this year, till I started back on this mix. Messy as they are, the Finches are now back and we're enjoying their antics, along with the small hoovers underneath also benefiting!
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    31/Aug/2016
    Birds rejecting the sunflower seeds
    I've used this seed mix for the last several years with no complaints from the birds but now they are rejecting all the sunflower seeds which even the pigeons aren't eating off the ground. Has the source of supply changed??

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, the source of supply has not changed so unsure as to why the birds are not eating the mix. If you want to get in touch with our customer services team we can find out more from you and ask a team member to respond directly.
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    17/Jul/2016
    Somthing has changed
    I have been buying this see mix for many years and was very willing to pay the extra price for the ""no mess"" element. The birds love it and there was no mess at all - no husks, no seeds growing in the garden. BUT.. something has changed. The last bags I bought had a significant amount of one seed that is in the husk, the birds do not appear to want and grows very quickly all over my garden, but especially under the bird table. I am very disappointed.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, very sorry to hear that you are not happy with your recent purchase of no mess sunflower mix. We have not changed the recipe of this mix and it sounds like you had a faulty bag delivered. Please contact customer services who will be happy to help you.
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    08/Jan/2016
    all birds love it and leave other food untouched
    Any spillage, which is very little, is soon eaten by robins,chaffinches,blackbirds,collared doves,woodpigeons etc
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    15/Nov/2015
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    The birds absolutely love this seed mix, the feeder is always emptied quickly. It is popular with a lot of birds and nothing is wasted as there are plenty of birds waiting on the ground to pick up anything that falls to the ground. I have brought this seed mix for a few years and have always found it popular.
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    29/Aug/2015
    Has the recipe changed?
    Or perhaps the birds of South London have developed a specialised palate. Every species to visit the feeder spends their time chucking the oats on to the ground, where even the pigeons and rats refuse to clear it up.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review. The recipe has not changed, however if you contact customer services and provide a batch code we will look in to this for you.
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    27/Jul/2015
    Excellent
    All the garden birds love this mix, will create a lot of noise if the feeders are empty. would recommend to everyone.
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    22/May/2015
    They are constantly feeding now!
    I bought a small bag of this to try and my goodness do the birds like it. Even our gang of woodpeckers and nuthatches have started eating this as well as the suet blocks so am now going to order a bigger bag. I cannot believe how many birds scramble around the two feeders as soon as I fill them each morning. I also mix in some kibbled peanuts as they like those too and these are better for the chicks. RSPB please supply some kibbled peanuts, if I use your whole peanuts they do not touch them and they get binned.

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    30/Mar/2015
    Our birds get through kilos of this!
    Our birds can't get enough of this, in addition to the 'usual crowd' of sparrows, dunnocks, greenfinches, goldfinches, robins, bluetits and great tits on the feeders, and chaffinches, pigeons, doves, blackbirds and starlings on the ground, we've also seen a pair of reed buntings, and the local pheasants are regulars. Yes, the goldfinches seem to throw a lot of seed on the ground, but it is quickly mopped up by the ground feeders (and sadly an occasional rat). It's pricey, but worth it for the company!
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    05/Feb/2015
    Clogs feeders and not ""No Mess""
    The birds definitely like it, but it clogs the feeders and the birds scatter a lot on the ground, so is definitely not ""No Mess"". There is also waste, as what is clogged up has to be discarded. I also haven't been able to identify any canary seed in this mix.

    RSPB response:
    Thank you for your review. This seed should not clog the feeder and it may be that you received a faulty bag - in which case please contact Customer Services. Canary seed is included in this mix. As it is a very small seed, and is included in relatively small quantities, it can be hard to spot.
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    19/Jan/2015
    Fantastic food
    I read the reviews and was a little hesitant about ordering this mix but thought I'd give it a go but bought a small quantity. I have to say that the birds can't get enough of it! Sparrows, Blue and Great tits queue to get to the feeder - anything that ends up on the floor is eaten by the Hedge Sparrows, Robin and Blackbirds. I'm certainly going to buy some more - in a larger quantity!
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    03/Dec/2014
    Pricey but worth it
    Have used this mix for years and feeders are visited by a great number of sparrows plus finches, tits, and the resident robin. The attached spillage tray attracts chaffinches and collared doves, etc. plus an occasional unwelcome squirrel. Woodpigeons and blackbirds plus the occasional unwelcome rat clean up most of the ground spillage. If rain leaks in round the feeder ports the mix does become wet and has to be cleaned out, a fault I have found with all my tube feeders (perhaps I should fit hoods?). The goldfinches now seem to be ignoring the niger seed feeder, preferring to dine on sunflower hearts. Can't have a bird table in garden due to large flock of feral pigeons in area and ground feeding attracts vermin. There is something in the mix the port feeders don't like as there would be some waste if it wasn't cleaned up by the tray and ground feeders. Some competitors products are just as good, but some are in it to make (a lot of) money - at least RSPB benefits from the profit made.
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    24/Nov/2014
    Not Good Clogs in Feeder
    We used to use a traditional sunflower mix and had no problems at all. Not even with the sunflower husks as it was on the lawn.
    We use it in a RSPB 6 perch bird feeder.
    After a few days the seed gets wet and clogs up and does not flow in the feeder. I then have to empty the wet seed out and dry it out.
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    17/Oct/2014
    Current mixture with more oats leaves more mess
    I have been very pleased with this product over the past two years however my last two sacks have had much smaller sunflower seeds and a much higher proportion of oats. The oats are being scattered on the floor and are not being eaten. I will be moving to straight sunflower hearts for my next order.
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    06/Oct/2014
    Not for my wee birdies.
    I tried this for a week. My birds were not impressed with the change, they hardly touched it. The regular Mr & Mrs Bullfinch & the Greenfinches who spend 10 mins feeding away were flying off after seconds. I think they quite like rummaging around the RSPB feed mix extra, discarding the seeds they don't like. It won't go to waste, just get added to the regular food.
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    31/Aug/2014
    Good Quality Seed
    First time i thought i try this seed and i did not think the birds would of eaten very much of it.. Wrong! seems they love it and does go quite fast. I would buy this seed again for the birds but i did find the price a little high but in saying that it is good quality seed like every food sold by the RSBP. No mess NO waste? . well there is mess but i find this does not come from the seed rather from the birds flicking the seed out which they do not. So really there is no waste from the seed they eat. Once again i found best to use a Bird feeder seed tray with it.
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    29/Aug/2014
    watch out for hedghogs too
    I agree that some birds flick this and the sunflower hearts as they eat... but it doesn't matter which it is.. but recently we found that there is a little hedgehog that pops out and clears up... as well as pigeons and ring necked doves. We do have the plastic catchers in place... but those goldfinches are just hooligans;-) At the moment they get through 2 small feeders a day... even the pigeons balance on the plastic trays to help themselves;-)
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    06/Aug/2014
    No mess?
    Have been using this mix for many years, and there is no doubt the birds like it; but the description 'no mess' is wildly inaccurate. Sparrows especially flick the seeds all over the place, and every day I have to shovel up at least half the quantity I have put in the feeder - I have not seen a single bird attempt to eat the mess on the ground. Every spring I have a ready supply of sunflower seedlings to transplant elsewhere in the garden!
    Like Ghille I have found plenty of husks in the debris, and I cannot identify the canary seed either!
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    16/Jun/2014
    Super Seeds
    Exactly what it says in the description - so far no mess - I have checked the ground under my seed feeder to make sure. Great tits especially loving this.
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    23/May/2014
    This has become a staple for the birds that visit my garden
    I have been using this seed mix for some years now in a peanut feeder for the smaller birds, together with RSPB table mix which is mainly provided at the bigger birds. Like Glenda, I haven't found any bird that does not like it. The bigger birds (Wood Pigeons, Jackdaws and Magpies etc) keep an eye on the feeder and then patrol around the base of it for spliiage whle the Chaffinces, Goldfinches and Robins etc are feding. Hence I have a a varied variety of birds in my garden most ofthe time. I have tried other brands but the RSPB has usually supplied more cheaply and it's delivered to my door for a very small additional cost. I would recommend this product.
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    23/Apr/2014
    Probably worth the money
    We have used this mix for a couple of years. The birds seem to like it and it's certainly not messy (the wood pigeons clean up well). Recently we bought another (cheaper) brand to try - but I'm back for this mix as our many goldfinch have hardly been near since we changed the food. I hope our local bird population is now happy that I've reordered from the RSPB!
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    07/Apr/2014
    Will buy it again
    I haven't observed a bird that doesn't like this mix. I will buy it again.
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    28/Mar/2014
    Not Quite
    No quite husk free as picture suggests. Think its the oats but something has a husk so it does leave a small amount of mess on the ground and after 3 months you can tell the bird feeder is there. Not sure where the canary seed is either. BUT it is well liked by the mix of birds I get but the tree sparrows seem to have disappeared.
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    22/Mar/2014
    Best seed I have ever bought
    This seed is the best we have ever had in the garden. The number of birds and range of species has increased significantly and we struggle to keep up with demand. We have a dozen birds queuing at the feeders at most times with larger birds at the base picking up the seeds dropped. A brilliant mix - can't recommend highly enough.
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    05/Mar/2014
    Birds LOVE this
    All the birds in my garden absolutely love no mess.
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    12/Feb/2014
    Fantastic
    This is simply a great product - a good amount for the price, no questionable ingredients, the wildlife love it, and it comes in a good old-fashioned brown paper bag, which is easily recyclable. Good work.
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    11/Feb/2014
    Not mess free
    I am disappointed with this mix as a have a pile of seeds under my bird feeder. They don't seem to want anything else than sunflower seeds. But I am not quite sure if there isn't also sunflower seeds in the messy pile. And the bush which is under the feeder is also covered with stuff. Will not buy again. I will try sunflower only.
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    09/Jan/2014
    Excellent product!
    I bought this by mistake when ordering in a hurry. ( I previously went for the sunflower hearts). Not only have I been rewarded with more blue tits and great tits than before, I now have a flock of 6 or 7 goldfinches visiting several times daily. Delighted with this seed mix!
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    30/Sep/2013
    A Feast for Finches
    I recently introduced this seed mix to the wide menu already available to my garden birds and almost immediately was rewarded by the arrival of previously elusive greenfinches and goldfinches on the feeder. Other birds including tits and sparrows like it too.

    Previously I had put out table seed mix, buggy nibbles, peanuts, nyjer seeds, mealworms, suet balls and cakes - with only a general hanging seed feeder missing from the birds' real estate. However, apart from the occasional chaffinch happy to feed from the ground with the sparrows, no other finches came to the party. My nyjer seed feeder remained untouched for months, despite my parents' identical feeder proving consistently popular with goldfinches only two gardens away.

    Now the sunflower mix in a medium feeder has succeeded where other food has failed to attract these finches - my best sighting to date being three juvenile goldfinches. Very satisfying indeed!
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    16/Jul/2013
    Birds are just not interested in this feed
    I purchased this feed based on the reviews on the website. So I had high hopes for it. Alas, after two weeks I am in a position that I have never faced before, not having to top up the feeders, as they are all still full from their initial filling.
    Birds are not interested in feeding on this mix at all. Even the squirrels aren't interested. Complete waste of money. Have resorted to the feed I used previously and the birds (and squirrels) are happy again.
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    25/May/2013
    It goes so fast!
    I bought the two big bags because birds seemed to be getting through the small amounts I was buying from our local market too quickly, and because it was a good deal cost-wise. The birds love it and I'm filling the feeders faster than ever. It's been so successful. It is largely mess free, and so far (a month) on the feeders and floor around them, I've had: sparrows - by the million! - wood pigeons, the odd dunnock, a regular visiting robin, starlings, blackbirds, a regular goldfinch, a regular bluetit, a regular great tit, and occasional other tits, and a couple of magpies. I have other feeders with different food (fat balls, nibbles and niger seeds) which do quite well too, but this mix is easily the most popular.
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    09/Apr/2013
    Goes down a treat
    Birds can't get enough, any spillage is quickly hoovered up by the ground feeders. I also mix it with nyger seed, suet peelets and mealworms then put it in the ground feeder which is usually empty the next day. Great value for money!
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    12/Mar/2013
    outrageous price increase
    I have given no-mess sunflower mix great reviews in the past. I paid £25.99. for 12.5.k mid 2012, I decided to order another 12.5.k. in Feb 2013 to find an outrageous increase in price to £33.99 some 30% all-though a good product. it is now too expensive. I will now have to find an alternative.

    RSPB response - Thanks for your review. The £25.99 price you have quoted was a promotional price, which was only available for a short period.
    In 2012 this product was £30.99. The price has only increased by £3 in the past 26 months, which is due to increases in grain prices and inflation, which are beyond our control.
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    05/Feb/2013
    Birds love it
    I totally disagree with the previous reviewer - I wish the birds in my garden didn't like this mix so much, it's costing me a fortune to keep up with them! We fill one large and two medium feeders with this at least once a week (we do feed other stuff too) and the large feeder, which is not protected by a guardian, is usually empty 24-36 hours after filling. We get goldfinches, greenfinches, tits (blue, great and long-tailed), starlings, chaffinches,robins, dunnocks and pheasants on these feeders or on the ground beneath picking at the spill.
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    31/Jan/2013
    Not popular with the birds in my garden
    I normally use black sunflower seeds, but am constantly sweeping up the shells from my lawn. So this looked like the answer for me. The only trouble is...the birds don't like it as much. From filling the hopper with black sunflower seeds every couple of days, the level of this didn't go down very quickly at all. Also, when it rained, this mixture clogged the bottom of the feeder, so the birds couldn't get at it anyway. Even when I put it on the lawn or out on trays in snowy weather, the birds didn't really go for it. I have now gone back to black sunflower seeds.
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    05/Jan/2013
    Universally Popular
    I've been buying this mix now for 3 years. It remains universally popular with a wide range of birds which visit our small suburban garden on the edge of more open countryside. In addition to the usual Green and Gold Finches it has attracted Coal, Great and Blue Tits and this year even a Nuthatch rocked up to sample it.
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    15/Jul/2012
    Birds love it!
    Have to say that this product is good or better than others in that it leaves less mess on the ground. Otherwise cheaper bulk buys of more standard bird seed does the same trick for my visitors. Much rests on where you live I imagine, but I really do not think that birds are very fussy about how much one pays for their food. I buy niger seeds separately for the goldfinches, which they flock to devour! As for the mess, again much depends on your garden size and the location of feeders but not a real problem for me.
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    04/Jul/2012
    Birds Love It
    Am fairly new to feeding birds and this is the first food I bought (and continue to buy). I initially bought a small feeder with 2 perches. I couldn't believe how popular the food is and have now got to buy a bigger feeder as there are always queues of birds on the garden fence and top of the feeder and I'm having to fill the small feeder so often. It's expensive but worth it because of the masses of birds it attracts - goldfinches, sparrows, tits, chaffinches, an occasional bullfinch and greenfinch, robins, and blackbirds and woodpigeons (underneath picking up the bits). Highly recommended.
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    24/Apr/2012
    Excellent product
    This is the best bird seed I've purchased. In my last garden it was the only food the fussy birds would eat! I tried everything else and they weren't interested, but they loved this. In my new garden it's attracted every kind of tit possible as well as all sorts of finches and even a nuthatch. Very pleased with it and it does what it promises - makes no mess at all.
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    25/Mar/2012
    Just brilliant
    The goldfinches (which I thought would never leave the niger seed), robins and chaffinches fight all day long over the perches on the feeder. The sparrows, collared doves, wood pigeons hoover up what the messy goldfinches scatter. But best of all I have greenfinches visiting now :)) On cold days I scatter more on the ground to prevent too many fights. Just waiting for the return of the lone bullfinch I saw 6 months ago...
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    23/Mar/2012
    New Birds visit our garden
    Since we started using this new birds are visiting our garden. Including Chaffinch's. I dont know if it is the same Chaffinch coming back all the time but they cannot get enough of this mix. Never seen a chaffinch before and had to look it up.
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    22/Feb/2012
    best quality around
    Having tried other makes of the same items the RSPB version is of the highest quality by far. Having got 140+ starlings visting at the moment this feed provides something they adore, along side of the buggy nibbles
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    13/Feb/2012
    Smashing stuff
    I have been using this for years All the birds love this, i would not use any other (after trying numerous others.)
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    01/Feb/2012
    Can't get enough
    My difficulty is in keeping up to the demands and expectations of the birds. They all love it.
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    09/Nov/2011
    less mess
    This seed mix does not seem to be quite as popular as the Feeder Mix Extra with the birds in our garden. It does last a little longer in the feeder. At least there is no clearing up from husks, not sure yet if there will be growth beneath the feeder. I tried another brand (non-RSPB) that promised no growth but the birds just threw it around so it was a complete waste of money.
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    16/Aug/2011
    Really no mess!
    I first tried this product when I got really fed up with 'alien' plants popping up in my lawn. I have had no such problems since I started serving this mix on the ground for the waiting blackbirds, on the tray for sparrows, starlings, robins etc. and in the feeder for those not quick enough to feed from the tray before it is emptied, or those too small to stand their ground there. The only problem I have with this mix is the clogging of the base of the feeder in wet weather as the grains absorb moisture more readily without their husks, but a daily poke with a fine plant support stick helps to keep it flowing freely. This seed combined with mealworms, fatballs and a few peanuts attracts robins, sparrows, dunnocks, starlings, pigeons, doves, blue, great, coal and long-tailed tits, bullfinches, siskins, yellowhammers, blackbirds, thrushes, bullfinches, chaffinches, greenfinches, goldfinches, many of which nest in nearby hedges.
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    02/Aug/2011
    Really good stuff
    Can't help but agree with Caroline Matthews. Not cheap (but then bird food isn't these days) but the birds love it, there is very little mess (and that which there is gets hoovered up by the ground-feeding birds) and we have seen an increasing number of species take a liking to it.
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    07/Jul/2011
    Best bird mix ever!
    I am astounded if I see anyone reviewing this product as wasteful. I have tried allsorts of mixes including various RSPB ones and this is the one I go back to. I have allsorts of food available, suet balls, blocks etc but this one I have to refill my bird feeders every 2 to 3 days. Minimal bits on the ground but the ground feeders clear it up. Would recommend this to anyone.
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    27/Jun/2011
    Expensive and wastefull
    While I think this a popular food with the birds in my garden (and the odd pheasant) there,s a lot of waste. I don,t know what it is but there are lots of bits left lying around. I,m disappointed with this as it,s such an expensive product. I wouldn,t recommend it.
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    07/Jun/2011
    The BEST
    We have been buying this product for years now and it is very popular with the birds here in Buckinghamshire and in our previous home in London. There is little mess as there is always someone willing to eat what someone else discards and there are no seed coats flying about. We have virtually no problem with germinating seeds in the garden AND our bird table is significantly more poular than those of our neighbours!! Yes it's expensive but they're worth it !!
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    13/May/2011
    Goldfinches love this
    The no-mess sunflower mix sat ignored in the feeders for a few weeks and I thought I had wasted my money. Then a pair of goldfinches discovered it and starting munching away, they seem to have told some friends as I have counted up to 5 in one go. They are there munching away from breakfast time until dusk. Beautiful birds. The certainly make a mess dropping bits all over the floor, it is hard to tell if they are picking bits they don't want out or are just messy eaters though! The blackbirds, great tits and pigeons clear up the mess anyway.
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    10/Jan/2011
    Wastage
    A lot of waste. Seed which I believe is 'Native Wheat'is discarded by all birds leaving a terrible mess under the feaders which apart from costing money deafeats the object of 'No-Mess Mix'
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    06/Jan/2011
    Excellent
    I have used this mix for years with no waste all. However, my mother gets loads of waste, discarded seed. I think it is doen to what birds you get. My mother has mainly sparrows and here in Surrey we never see a single sparrow. We get a range of tits, chaffinch, nuthatches, robins, blackbirds and many others. Just online ordering more as I can't keep up!
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    06/Jan/2011
    Very choosy birds in our garden, too
    Like Anon, the birds in our garden only choose the sunflower hearts - once a week I have to clear up the ground under the feeders and throw away approx 25% of the mix. It is certainly a very popular mix, but the rarer birds seldom get a chance to eat, as the feeders are always overwhelmed by sparrows.
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    13/Dec/2010
    ?More mess from bulk supply
    I have been using this mix since last Christmas and at first there was no mess. Because the birds were eating it so fast I bought the bulk supply and since then they have been dropping far more. Goldfinches seem to spit out the seeds they don't want onto the ground, often watched by blackbirds and pidgeons who usually hoover it up. However the ground is still messy under the feeder.
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    13/Dec/2010
    Answer to Anon on Bird Food Reviewer
    It seems that this person did not give the birds chance to find the food. It can take a long time for birds to get used to feeders in the garden. It can also depend on the time of year.
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    13/Dec/2010
    Losts of waste!
    My only problem with this mix is that the birds in my garden also seem to sort through and throw aside lots of other seeds in favour of the sunflower hearts. This does create a lot of waste on the ground which even the robins, collared doves and wood pigeons can't keep up with. However I am getting more and also some sunflower hearts to mix with it. Having said all of the above I get sparrows, gold finches, green finches, blue tits, great tits, chaffinches and unfortunately more and more ring necked parakeets. Not bad for a west london garden near the M4 - so it must be pretty good!
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    01/Nov/2010
    very disappointed
    My birds reject all the seeds except sunflower.. the rats and pigeons however love the rejected food. Not a good purchase for birds in MY garden.
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    01/Nov/2010
    Satisfaction
    My garden birds just cannot get enough of this bird food & they enjoy it all year long!
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    21/Oct/2010
    camera nest box and no mess bird seed
    i bought a camera nest box from you and this autumn i have a great tit roosting in the nest box and i use no mess bird seed and siskins a gold finches love it
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    28/Sep/2010
    Goldfinch Favourite
    We put this in the bird feeders and there's a contest from the goldfinches, greenfinches, sparrows and tits to see who can hang on to the perches the longest. They can't get enough of it and queue up to jostle someone out of the way to get at it. Great value for money and NO mess.
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    20/Sep/2010
    A birds best friend
    Having tried lots of different seeds I have at last found a star product. My birds can't get enough of this and I have had to buy additional feeders just to keep them happy. I now find lots of different birds coming into my garden and devouring this seed whether its in feeders, on the bird table or on the ground.
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    06/Sep/2010
    The birds love it!
    I bought this seed mix for the first time in June and was a bit nervous about buying a 3kg bag (I had been buying much smaller packets in the shops). But I needn't have worried - I'll need to order some more very soon! Our feeder is visited by robins, blue tits, great tits and a chaffinch, and any leftovers they do leave on the lawn are soon devoured by blackbirds.
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    31/Aug/2010
    Birds a'plenty
    Since trying this food we have seen a significant increase in the species and numbers on birds visiting our feeders. We now enjoy watching not only the normal sparrow gang but bluetits, great tits, goldfinches, chaffinches, greenfinches and some others yet to be identified! They all clamour for a place on the feeders and the surrounding trees and shrubs are full of patient waiters! Great product!
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    25/Aug/2010
    They seem to love this
    This is now standard food in our garden. All sorts of birds come to eat it, especially greenfinches. Because they are such messy eaters, pigeons and blackbirds gather underneath.
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    30/Jun/2010
    not for fussy birds
    I would recommend this highly. My only problem is that my birds WILL sort through it and only take what they want (sunflower seeds) throwing the rest on the floor. Mind you I think that's my problem, not the RSPB's...
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    12/May/2010
    Yummy breakfast, lunch & dinner.
    Blue tits, Great tits, Coal tits, Dunnocks, Robins, Blackbirds, Greenfinches, Bramlings, Bullfinches, Thrushes, Starlings, Yellow Hammers!!, Wood pigeon, Collared doves, Mr & Mrs Pheasant, Red legged partridge and even the Goldfinches like this mix as a change from the nyger seeds... they all know where to come. Time to order some more!
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    26/Mar/2010
    No messy husks,no mess,no waste and more birds
    This high energy mix contains no messy husks or shells that birds wont eat and leaves me with no waste.This mix has also attracted more birds to my garden.This mix attracts greenfinches,goldfiches,chaffinches,blue tits,great tits,robins,dunnoks, and even redpolls.
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    12/Mar/2010
    Fussy Birds
    I think I spoil my birds too much, as they pick out all the bits they like and always leave the maize. As they're very partial to the sunflower hearts and the buggy/fruity nibbles, they've become very fussy - even the collared doves.
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    12/Mar/2010
    A bit pricey but worth it
    I've been using no mess food for about 3 years. Apart from having no messy husks, the garden is never without birds, and they virtually queue up every morning waiting for me to put it on the bird table, or refill the feeder
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    23/Feb/2010
    No messy husks,no mess,no waste
    Even though it may seem expansive your paying for just bird food no messy husks that birds won't eat.Attracts lots of birds such as chaffinches,blue tits,great tits,and greenfinches.
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    23/Feb/2010
    9 out of 10 Birds prefer no mess sunflower mix.
    After running out of no mess sunflower mix I bought some cheap wild bird seed to keep the birds happy while ordering more no mess mix. I had filled the feeder regulary with no mess mix 5 times a week, but the cheap stuff has been in the feeder 3 days now and has hardly been touched. Cheap is not always good!
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    08/Dec/2009
    THE BEST!!!
    May seem a bit exspensive but it's worth a try.Lots of birds love it including blue tits,greats tits,sparrows and much more.
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    18/Sep/2009
    Great stuff
    Just what it says - no mess, and the birds love it. It may be a bit more expensive, but worth it as there's no waste. Excellent service, ordered Weds delivered Friday.
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    24/Aug/2009
    More birds
    Since we have been using this seed, we have started getting new visitors to our garden, including gold crest and green finch. And the rate at which I need to refill the feeder has at least doubled. They love it.
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    07/Apr/2009
    Simply the Best!
    After trying many different seed mixes (not from RSPB) and seeing how much is wasted because of poor bulking material i thought i'd give this a try. My bird feeders have never been so busy and we have seen a huge increase in the number of Chaffinches using the feeders since using this product. Highly recommended.
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    19/Mar/2009
    The birds love it
    I have three birdfeeders stuck to a windowsill on the second floor of a block of flats in east London. This and the feeder with the suet pellets in get visited regularly by blue tits, great tits and I saw a robin this morning. I bought the no-mess mix because I was worried about the birds creating a mess on the ground floor patio, but the woman who lives there hasn't complained yet.
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    23/Feb/2009
    Tasty
    I purchased this for the first time 3 months ago and I have just ordered another 5.5kg bag. The birds love it and it is great not to have to see a wasted mess of husk on the floor. Even the gold finches break away from their nyjer sees now and then to have a serving. All the birds enjoy it, ground and bird feeders.
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