Living with Birds Special Mix

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Special Mix™ Original Bird Food

The true original. High-calorie, nutritious year-round bird food blend.

We've never turned to cheap tricks like gimmicky additives or make-weight fillers. That's why free-flowing Special Mix™ remains the gold standard in British bird feeding, trusted for its dependably high energy levels and sheer versatility. Often copied but never bettered, it’s a special event every time you fill your feeder.

Use it anywhere, any time and in any garden. Our classic free-flowing bird food blend is equally suitable for tubular feeders, bird tables and dishes. The inclusion of bird seed husks helps protect against rain and humidity, a common cause of clogged-up feeder ports.

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Why choose me?

    • High calorific value
    • Ideal for year-round bird feeding
    • Free flowing; won't clog tubular bird feeders
    • No wheat which mostly appeals to pigeons
    • Bird seed husks protect against moisture
    • No gimmicky additives or make-weight fillers like oats or wheat

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Plump black sunflower seeds

These shiny, thin-skinned seeds are a true feast for birds. Every 100g contains 20g of carbohydrate, 20g of protein and a huge 50g of highly calorific fat. Stripped of their husks, sunflower hearts are even easier for birds to handle, with the bonus of leaving no mess beneath your feeders. A rarer sighting in cheap blends, we don’t stint on these super seeds in Special Mix™.

Peck-sized peanut granules

Part of the pea and bean family, these are legumes rather than nuts. Peanut Granules are an extremely valuable source of nutrition, with every 100g containing 20g of carbs, 25g of body-building protein and almost 50g of fat. Peanuts are a star ingredient in Special Mix™, featured in granular form that’s easier and safer for younger birds and adults to manage.

...and absolutely no wheat

This breakfast cereal staple serves as a cheap filler in many budget bird food blends, where its bulk disguises meagre energy levels. You won’t find it in Special Mix™, where our focus is firmly on nutritious, high-energy ingredients that help birds make best use of limited foraging time, especially in the winter months.

Special Mix™ Husk-Free Bird Food

Birds discard indigestible seed husks, leaving their unsightly throw-aways beneath your feeder. This husk-free blend saves you the chore of regular clear-ups. It’s extremely efficient from a nutritional perspective, too, since absolutely nothing’s wasted.

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Special Mix™ Original Bird Food

Use it anywhere, any time and in any garden. Our classic free-flowing blend is equally suitable for tubular bird feeders, bird tables and dishes. The inclusion of seed husks helps protect against rain and humidity, a common cause of clogged-up feeder ports.

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Special Mix™ 50:50 Bird Food

This beautifully judged combination of our two best-loved Special Mix™ varieties strikes the perfect nutritional balance for birds. Alongside black sunflower seeds – whole and de-husked – you’ll find striped sunflower seeds, peanut granules and more.

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Your questions answered

Does Special Mix Bird Food contain wheat?

No. None of our Special Mix™ Bird food blends contain wheat. Our Bird Table Blend is the only bird food that has wheat in it.

  • For feeders, bird tables and ground feeding
  • Includes no Canary grass seeds and white millet that some birds shun

None of our sacks weigh more than 12.55kgs. They're easier to store and safer to carry than big, bulky sacks.


Choose exactly the speed you need, knowing you will save money whenever you are not in a hurry.

  1. Economy:  within 7 days - £3.90
  2. Standard:  within 4 days - £4.95
  3. Priority:  within 2 days - £5.50
  4. Next Day:  always sent the day you order - £5.95
  5. Nominated Day  any day that’s best for you - £5.95

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