• How To: Build A Bird Bottle Feeder With Your Mello Bottle

    As the depths of Winter are closing in, we are not the only ones that need essential nutrients from what we eat and drink to keep healthy this winter.

    Birds can struggle to find food during the cold winter weather and its essential to their survival that they maintain their fat reserves to survive the frosty nights.

    So once you’ve had your hit of essential vitamins from Mello, rather than recycling your bottle, why not help our little feathered friends out this winter by crafting your very own bird bottle feeder?

    Get crafty with this handy guide created by Sainsbury’s Bank:

    bird feeder

    Great fun for the whole family. Hope you enjoy & don’t forget to share your Mello Bottle Bird Feeder creations with us on Facebook and Twitter!

    Feed tips from the RSPB:

    1. The better mixtures contain plenty of flaked maize, sunflower seeds, and peanut granules.
    2. Small seeds, such as millet, attract mostly house sparrows, dunnocks, finches, reed buntings and collared doves, while flaked maize is taken readily by blackbirds. Tits and greenfinches favour peanuts and sunflower seeds. Mixes that contain chunks or whole nuts are suitable for winter feeding only. Pinhead oatmeal is excellent for many birds. Wheat and barley grains are often included in seed mixtures, but they are really only suitable for pigeons, doves and pheasants, which feed on the ground and rapidly increase in numbers, frequently deterring the smaller species.
    3. Avoid seed mixtures that have split peas, beans, dried rice or lentils as again only the large species can eat them dry. These are added to some cheaper seed mixes to bulk them up. Any mixture containing green or pink lumps should also be avoided as these are dog biscuit, which can only be eaten when soaked.

    Posted by Mello