Q: Is this mix just for use in the tube feeders?
A: No, this incredibly popular blend of nutritionally balanced seeds can be used in all areas of the garden, tube feeders, bird tables and scattered on the ground. As it has a high proportion of sunflower hearts all the birds are able to access it, including the soft billed songbirds.
Q: The birds often drop the tiny round seeds, is this because they don't like them?
A: The small round seeds you refer to in the Ark No Mess Feeder Mix are the red and white dari, which are high carbohydrate tonic seeds. All our mixes are specially formulated for wild birds’ nutritional requirements and the role of the tonic seeds is the birds will take them as and when they need them throughout the year. Obviously this will mean that with changes in season and changes of bird visitors with migration patterns, that the amount of tonic seeds they require will vary.