Spread Our Wings is a community project set up to help local disabled and disadvantaged people to get out and about and into the workplace. It was the enthusiasm/determination of Harvey Sayce, age 23 years, who started up Feathered Friends 5 years ago, buying in bird seed, bagging it up and selling it at local farmers markets.
He thought that other people in his position might like to do the same and he was given the opportunity to do so by EnviroAbility in Ross-on-Wye. The project is open to other organisations that support disabled people, particularly those just leaving school. The aim of the project is to give all involved a sense of purpose and to enable them to meet and work with more people so that they become contributing members of the team rather than someone who needs to be there.
Following the ethos of EnviroAbIlity, all of the seed is now ethically sourced and part of the project involves growing some of our own seed organically at Model Farm near Ross-on-Wye. Why feed our local birds with peanuts shipped from Argentina when they would never find a peanut in the wild here? We provide a mix of seeds that they would find growing in their natural habitat.
It is planned to extend the project to provide Country Classroom educational facilities in EnviroAbility’s wooden cabin near Ross-on-Wye, where children can come and learn about birds and how and what to feed them in order to help them and encourage them to our gardens where they are such valuable members of the ecosystem.
Telephone: 01989 763388
Our Bird Seeds
Netless fat balls which eliminates the possibility of birds getting entangled in the netting. One of our most traditional bird foods, an extremely popular choice in most peoples gardens. Our suet fat balls are a valuable source of energy for a wide range of species; the tit family especially enjoy them.
1 kg pack – £2.50
Highly nutritious, husk free, Sunflower Hearts enjoyed by a wide range of garden birds all year round.
Sunflower Hearts attract a wide variety of bird species, including Blackbird, Blackcap, Brambling, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Finches, Jay, Magpie, Nuthatch, Siskin and Song Thrush.
1 kg pack – £3.40
Composition: Sunflower Hearts: (33%), Wheat, Kibbled Maize, Red Millet, White Millet, Canary Seed, Naked Oats, Pinhead Oats, Oilseed Rape.
Feeding Guide: Ideal for year round feeding of most garden birds. Suitable for seed and ground feeders and bird tables.
Good for Chaffinches, Blue Tits, Goldfinches, House Sparrows, Collared Doves.
1 kg pack – £2.20
Rich in essential oils and proteins, making peanuts a favourite of many garden species not only beneficial in winter months but also during the breeding season, providing an energy boost.
Feeding Guide: Always feed using a mesh feeder to ensure birds peck at the peanuts to remove small pieces.
Favoured by many garden bird species including the Tits, Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker.
1 kg pack – £3.00
Composition: Black Sunflower Seeds (33%), Wheat, Kibbled Maize, Red Millet, White Millet, Canary Seed, Naked Oats, Pinhead Oats, Oilseed Rape.
Feeding Guide: A good value mixed seed bird feed suitable for seed feeders, bird tables and ground feeders.
This chunkier seed mix will be enjoyed by larger billed birds such as Finches, House Sparrows, Siskin, Starling, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail.
1 kg pack – £1.90
Robin & Songbird Mix
Composition: Chopped Peanuts, Berry Suet Pellets, Rolled Naked Oats, Sunflower Heart Chips, Pinhead Oats, Dried Meal Worms, Sultanas*
*CAUTION: Sultanas can be harmful to dogs if eaten.
Feeding Guide: Suitable for bird tables, ground feeders.
Containing dried mealworms and high-energy suet pellets this mix will be enjoyed by soft billed birds such as Robbins, Blackbirds and Starlings.
1 kg pack – £2.90