Competition: best spring tip for attracting garden birds

May 11, 2016

Springwatch Bird Quiz

May 11, 2016

Royal competition time

May 11, 2016
(Last Updated On: July 17, 2018)

Our lucky Queen gets to celebrate three days for her 90th birthday; so, we thought, why not celebrate with a competition. The prize is one of our brand new Globe Seed Feeders worth £25.99.

All you have to do is:

Create the perfect ‘Royal’ bird mix, something the Queen could feed to Her birds. Give it a name and fill it with pomp and circumstance.

Please write it in the comments section below. Good luck.

To enter the competition, simply leave your answer in the comments section below. The competition closes at midnight (for any night owls out there!) on Sunday 15th of May. The lucky winner will be selected based on the best Royal seed mix. Garden Wildlife Direct reserves the right to remove any answers deemed inappropriate or offensive. Entrants must reside within UK mainland. Good luck!

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29 comments

  1. For the Queen, I would create a gloriously regal bird food mix of quality sunflower hearts, fruity and berry suet pellets with a smattering of golden kibbled maize. Of course, this would be served up in a 9 carat gold bird feeder encrusted with juwels (possibly some of the crown juwels).I would call it ‘Her Majesty’s Majestic Mix’.

  2. My Royal bird mix would be a colourful blend of fruit seed & nut containing a bright mix of Sunflower Seed, Safflower Seed, Peanuts, Sunflower Kernels, Dried Apples, Dried Cherries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Juniper Berries, Dried Raisins i would call it “The jewels of the crown” fit for any royal bird.

  3. Nigella Seed
    Red Berry Suet
    Insect suet
    Millet
    Sunflower seed hearts
    Roughly ground mixed nuts

  4. I would use crushed sunflower hearts, Niger seeds, shredded and crushed dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, apple, pear), insect and fruit juice infused suet pellets and crushed nut mix. I’d stay away from wheat and corn as that’s always left behind once the last of the other feed has been eaten.
    I’d call it “The Royal Banquet”

  5. Buffet Royal
    Hulled sunflower. chipped peanuts. millet. nyjer. cracked corn. Flax. Rapeseed. Biscuit. Mealworm dried. Insects dried. Fruit. Suet. Honey. Vitamins and minerals. Husk free and low in wheat.
    This seed is more for small garden birds that use a lot of enery and struggle in the cold times and breeding season.

  6. Bejewelled bird mix fit for a queen consists of suet, meal worms, raisins, Apple, banana, millet, sunflower seeds, pine kernels, corn, dried wild fruit crushed biscuits and what the birds do t eat out of the feeder the ducks and hedgehogs pick up of the ground

  7. Palace Perfection: Sunflower Hearts, Chopped Peanuts, Niger Seed, and Dried Mealworms. A feast for all small birds, and safe for them to feed to their chicks.

  8. Red berry suet, dried blueberries and white millet. A truly royal mix of red, white and blue.

  9. “MAGESTIC PLATTER”

    PLUMP RAISINS DRIED CHEESE CRUMBS
    MIXED NUT PIECES DRIED SALMON CRUMBS
    SHREDDED SUET LENTILS

    THE MIX TO BE SERVED ON A LARGE SUNFLOWER HEAD INCLUDED IN THE PACK, THE MIX WILL DROP DOWN BETWEEN THE EMBEDDED SUNFLOWER SEEDS, MAKING THE WHOLE ROYAL BANQUET EXPERIENCE MORE EXCITING!

    MY MIX WOULD BE CALLED “THE MAJESTIC PLATTER”

  10. Honeyberry royal: Honey mixed with mealworms, seed, few sunflowers & red berry suet bits and crumbled crackers,scones.

  11. Tupperware Mix straight from the Royal Breakfast table!!:

    Sunflower hearts, mealworm pellets, finest peanuts, suet balls and mealworms

  12. Tupperware Royal Mix straight from the Royal Breakfast Bar:

    Sunflower hearts, mealworlm pellets, mealworms, peanuts and suet balls.

  13. Bird Food Favourites
    Sunflower hearts, Pinhead oats, Naked oats, Millet, Kibbled peanuts, Wheat, Kibbled maize, Hemp

  14. Certainly not a winner (nothing like the required criteria) but just tempted to write something…….!

    SIMPLY, FIT FOR A QUEEN – A Royal Bird-Day Cake…!

    Take a little bit of heaven,
    add a soupcon of the sun;
    pop in a hint of moon-shine.
    See! Our recipe begun!

    Yes, you’ll need some tasty tit-bits;
    peanuts, suet, lop of lard.
    Some fruity bites to sweeten?
    Mary Berry’s crème roulade!!

    Next, provide that special something;
    best infusion there has been!
    Swirl in the crowning glory
    of our finest-ever Queen!

  15. ROYAL VARIETY
    Caviar infused with best quality mealworms money can buy served on a bed of low fat lard encrusted with a wide variety of the finest seeds, nuts and succulent sunflower hearts.

  16. My Royal Cuisine for a different variety of birds would be:

    Suet pellets,different vaieties and lots of them, Mealworms, Peanut bits, Suet balls, Sunflower seeds.

    Not forgetting the Royal sushi of fresh worms and bugs they find in a garden that is a haven for them to visit and call home.

  17. Royal Remix.
    A Splash of Royal leftovers
    Created by the others hangovers
    Due to celebrating , the final baking
    Of a very Royal birthday cake!

  18. A Royal Birthday cake suitable for all the queens feathered friends.mix suet,currants,raisins,cherries and linseed together. Cover in sunflower,nygerseed and mealworms.then spread the cake with peanut butter .

  19. I feed my birds with peanuts insect suet wild bird seed sunflower hearts and meal worms niger seed they live like royalty and give us great pleasure to watch them

  20. Golden mealworms mixed with jewelled berries of various colours, crowned with regal seeded (purple berry juice dyed) fat with a lavish dried bug filled base.
    Fit for a birthday Queen – or the winged version of royalty!

  21. THE ROYAL WINDSOR MIX
    Whole Sunflower Hearts
    Kibbled Sunflower Hearts
    Kibbled Peanuts
    Dried Mealworms
    Mealworm Suet Pellets
    Berry Suet Pellets
    Cut Maize
    Raisins
    Naked Oats
    Pinhead Oatmeal
    Oil Rapeseed
    Granivore

  22. Her Majesty The Queen is associated with many types of birds some protected like Swans and Ravens.
    Pheasant ,Grouse and Ducks she keeps on her Palace estates.
    A great mix for all the Queens Birds would have to include, nuts, maize, grains, wheat, corn, mealworms, fruit, berries, insects, suet, sunflower seeds and would need to have some cod liver oil coating. This would keep all their feathers in beautiful condition.
    All these top quality ingredients can be found from Garden Wildlife Direct, a real Royal banquet for birds

  23. My mix would include the best ‘suet’ with ‘elite’ a bit of peanuts. Lots of dried fruit to shimmer like diamonds and sunflower seeds to add an ‘heir’ of beauty. My mix would be hung, sheltered from the ‘reign’ and crowned – ‘A Right Royal Recipe 😉

  24. Quisp Cereal for starters,
    U know thats not for barters,
    Every bird loves a charter
    Even if its just to the very local arbor
    Never mind, let them eat and harbour
    Some ridiculously royal forage that at times maybe a little harder!

    90!
    My lines vertically spell queens 90

  25. 7kg of sunflower hearts and 3 kg of honey mixed seeds plus 1 kg of sunflower seeds and 1.55kg of peanuts.