Peanuts are one of the most popular bird foods. They have a high calorie content, are high in protein and they have no shell that birds need to wrestle off. Perfect if you want to avoid spillage and waste too.
Hang them in an appropriate mesh feeder and avoid using plastic netting bags.
Take care to ensure no mouldy or shrivelled peanuts are in your feeders as these can produce aflatoxins which can kill birds. To avoid this, store them in a dry area and half-fill your peanut feeders at a time, allowing them to empty before refilling.
Peanuts are popular with a large range of species, including all of the tits and finches, house sparrows, and more!
Feed all year round, but especially during the winter months.
Garden birds are at risk of predators and feeders should be placed within a metre or two of a tree or hedge.