Wild birds like all sorts of different seeds and nuts and all birds know what’s good for them which is why we recommend offering a variety of high quality foods which do not contain cheap fillers, such as Ark Premium Wild Bird Food.
At Ark Wildlife all our foods are of the best quality available, blended by our own nutritionists to our exacting standards, high in calories, and 100% natural and nutritionally beneficial for your garden birds.
Some of the most common seeds found in wild bird food including sunflower seeds, millet, canary seed, hemp, thistle seed, wheat and dari. All can be beneficial to wild birds in the right proportions but inexpert mixing tends to lean toward the cheaper seeds, resulting in imbalanced seed mixes that may be attractive to look at and in price, but are inferior for your birds’ wellbeing.
Seeds such as sunflower and millet are often grown in the UK and many companies emphasise this as a benefit. However, our climate is at the far north of these crops` limit and often our mixed weather can result in poor and substandard crops. Wherever possible Ark Wildlife source ingredients from British farms for our wild bird food, but only if they pass our stringent quality standards.
Wild birds are opportunistic feeders and will eat seed and nuts because they are available, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily good for them. They may just be eating seeds because that’s all they can find. Many of the ingredients in bird food; wild birds would never see in the wild. Sunflower hearts and maize come from hot countries and peanuts grow underground. Therefore it’s vitally important to understand the nutritional relationship offered by these ingredients and how we balance this with the natural diet of our native British wild birds.