FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions | Kennedy Wild Bird Food

At Kennedy Wild Bird Food, we want you to have all the skills and knowledge to look after the many birds you have visiting your garden. We understand you are passionate about our country’s wild birds, which is why we’ve grouped together some of our most frequently asked questions.

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Looking After and Feeding Wild Birds

Birdwatching

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Looking After and Feeding Wild Birds

This section will look at some of our FAQ’s concerning the feeding and general welfare of wild birds that often visit your garden. We want you to feel confident that you’re feeding them the most nutritious and safest wild bird food possible!

Should I feed birds in summer?

The short answer is yes!

It is a common misconception that feeding birds in the summer will make them lazy, however many studies have shown that this isn’t the case! You can find out more by reading our handy guide on feeding birds in summer right here!

Can I feed peanuts to fledglings?

We would not recommend feeding peanuts to fledglings, as they can become a choking hazard due to their size. To find out more, read our guide on how to use peanuts as bird food.  

What do I do when I’ve found an injured bird?

There may come a point where you find an injured bird in your garden, it can be tricky to know exactly what to do, but we have an informative infographic that can help you decide the next best step!

How often should I clean my feeders?

Keeping your bird feeders clean is essential for ensuring you are feeding your garden birds the most hygienic bird food possible. Cleaning your bird feeders every month should ensure they are kept free of harmful bacteria. You can find out how to clean your bird feeder with our handy guide!  

Are fat balls good for birds?

Fat balls are a great way of giving birds an essential dose of nutrition. They come in two sizes, small and ‘giant’ and have no net, so they are completely safe for your garden birds. Using both suet and fat balls to feed wild birds is the perfect addition to any birdwatchers back yard.  

What birds eat sunflower hearts?

Tits, siskins, greenfinches and goldfinches all love the delicious taste of sunflower hearts. Sprinkle a few on your bird table to attract these small birds to your garden and read our sunflower hearts guide to find out why these small seeds are so good for them!   

 

Birdwatching

Birdwatching, whether from the comfort of your own garden or a designated hide, can help to relieve stress and be a fun activity for all the family. We take a look at some of the biggest questions aspiring birdwatchers have around the subject!

Where can I go birdwatching in the UK?

The beauty of birdwatching is that you can pretty much do it anytime and anywhere. Depending on the breeds you are looking for, you may want to check out some of the UK’s popular nature reserves and sanctuary’s or simply stay in the comfort of your own home and keep a lookout in your garden!

How to start bird watching?

We have lots of guides and advice for those beginner birdwatchers. With a beginners birdwatching infographic, all the way to the best ways to attract birds to your garden. Our beginner guides are sure to get you set up and off to the right start.   

Where can I buy bird watching binoculars?

Choosing the best birdwatching equipment doesn’t have to be difficult, you can shop around for a number of different types, depending on your birdwatching needs. Small compact binoculars are often the best as they are easy to travel with and they can be picked up from your local sports or outdoor shops.

 

Kennedy Wild Bird Food

Want to know a little more about Kennedy Wild Bird Food and our amazing products? Here are a few frequently asked questions that may be able to help!

Where is your bird food from?

Our bird feed is made up of only the very best seeds and nuts from high quality crops. We sell only our own ‘bird seed mixes’, which are mixed/blended on site.

We purchase only from our UK based suppliers, to make sure we offer the best, locally sourced product, some of these establishments we have worked with for over 20 years.

What is in your mixed bird seed

We want to offer the purest and most nutritional bird feed, which is why all blending is carried out on site. We don’t add any filler seeds or additives into our seed mixes, unlike some of our competitors. This helps us to ensure the highest quality and to make our mixes even tastier, we use the finest, locally sourced seeds where possible!

How long does delivery take?

We provide FREE next delivery on all orders placed before 1pm between Monday to Thursday. There are only a few postcodes that are exempt from this and can be found on our shipping costs page. If you don’t receive your order on the day following shipment, please get in contact.

Is there a discount for bulk orders?

We offer a 5% discount on all orders over £50, simply type 5% in the discount box at checkout. You will be hard pressed to find cheaper bird food of an equivalent quality on the internet. Check out our competitor price comparison chart.

Can I set up a regular, scheduled order?

We do not offer this service.  Many of our customers regularly order the same products time and time again. Because of factors including time of the year and weather conditions frequency tends to change.