Blueberry Log Feeding Set

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Our limited edition Wild Bird Energy Jumbo Logs are big in both size and appeal. Hanging this feeding set in the garden will ensure there’s more than enough energy to keep the locals going on cold winter days.

Shaped into supersize cylinders these Jumbo Logs, like all of our energy range, are based around sustainably-sourced vegetable oil. What’s more, the flavour and fruity scent of this limited edition treat come from New-Zealand grown blueberries. After the blueberries have been juiced and processed, the skins are leftover as a byproduct. We knew exactly how to make this vitamin-filled goodness go further: by blending it into our wild bird energy recipe to nourish our feathered friends.

FAQs

Where can commercially compostable packaging be processed in New Zealand?

A number of facilities around New Zealand accept commercially compostable packaging, and the list is growing.

  • Christchurch City Council Organics Processing Plant – Operated by Living Earth
  • Capital Compost – Wellington Southern Landfill
  • Revital - Central North Island including Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki
  • Palmerston North City Council (Awapuni Resource Recovery Park)
  • Hampton Organics – Hampton PARRC - Waikato
  • Envirofert Limited - Auckland & Waikato

An alternative is to find someone locally who makes “hot compost”. In this method of composting, the temperature of the heap rises to 55°C, just like a commercial facility. Our packaging will break down in a well-managed hot compost heap.

Does Energy Food melt in the sun?

No, despite the vegetable fat content, our Wild Bird Energy Food recipe is designed to withstand New Zealand’s harsh sunlight while remaining soft enough for birds’ beaks. For bird-comfort though, they are best hung in a shady spot under a high branch or suspended from a Peka Peka Feeder, where they are sure to last a long summer’s day (if they don’t get eaten first).

How do I clean a bird feeder?

First, chuck out any leftover bird food. Take the bird feeder apart and soak well in warm water to remove debris. Scrub thoroughly using a squirt of gentle dishwashing liquid. Leave it to dry completely before refilling with your local flyers’ favourite NZ-made bird feed. Tweeeet as! 

Where should I hang my feeder?

Somewhere high, and dry. Always hang a bird feeder out of harm’s way. Birds feel safe feeding high up off the ground as they are out of the reach of predators like cats, rats and stoats. When hanging a bird from a tree, be sure to hang the feeder out on a limb rather than close to the trunk to discourage pests. 

What should I feed the native birds?

Our native feathered friends turn their beaks up at seed but will flock for nectar, fruit and Energy Food. This isn’t snobbery but merely a matter of biology – tūī and bellbirds, for example, have a curved, narrow beak and a long tongue for sipping nectar from inside flowers.

Which birds will visit my feeder?

Tūī, korimako (bellbirds) and tauhou (waxeyes) love to visit a nectar feeder or fresh fruit stash. The little green waxeyes also get into a right flap over Wild Bird Energy Food. If you’re feeding Wild Bird Seed, it’s likely that sparrows, yellowhammers and finches will come visiting.

Is it good to feed garden birds?

If you feed them right (and wash that feeder) then there is no harm in providing sustenance to garden birds, especially in winter when food is scarce. A fed bird is more likely to breed, so keeping a feeder in your garden, along with planting native shrubbery and trees, lends a helping hand to our native manu.

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