When I called into Focalpoint recently I was intrigued by their new bird food products by Feldy especially the Golden Food Balls, they looked so much more appetising than my usual budget store bargain bucket fat balls so I decided to give them a try along with some mixed seed and sunflower hearts. I liked the look of them so time to see if my birds agreed with my first impressions.
I decided as a test to mix some of the Golden Food Balls with my usual fat balls and straight away noticed the difference in consistency, rather than the usual grey solid bland look of my normal brand the Feldy balls were packed with seed and looked much more enticing to my eye.
Once I filled my feeder with the mix of old and new I left it to the birds to decide, almost immediately I noticed the Blue Tits went straight to the new Feldy Food Balls and totally ignored my usual brand they seemed to be able to access the goodness from the ball much more easily from the Feldy balls and required much less effort to do so, in contrast my old brand always seemed to take a lot of effort to break into with very little reward besides fat, and the birds never seemed to spend much time feeding at the old ones.
The other thing I noticed quite quickly was that our House Sparrows spent time feeding on the new food balls where as they hardly ever fed at the old fat balls. A few days later it was noticeable how much the new Feldy Food Balls had been eaten whereas my usual brand remained untouched, so I think my birds have certainly shown a preference.
The Mixed Seed and Sunflower Hearts I also came home with seemed to be another great success, we are a small urban garden in a built up area on a new estate and with very few surrounding gardens with feeders, our bird flocks have taken a while to establish but we now have a regular flock of 20-25 House Sparrows, several Blue Tits and a few Goldfinch and they all seemed to enjoy the Sunflower Hearts and Mixed Seed so much so that after only one day I had to re-fill a couple of the feeders which is much quicker than I normally re-fill. The quality of the Mixed Seed and Sunflower Hearts was very good, it looked very clean, plenty of variety and with much less husk and chaff than I usually get with my usual budget mixed seed brand.
So thanks to Focalpoint and Feldy Bird Foods my birds are now happy and well-nourished and we can spend more time watching our birds at the feeders.
images Taken with Opticron MM4 60 Telescope @opticron
Bird Seed Review Andy Dutton
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