A new year competition

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EDIT – THE WINNER IS…

Steven Hopkins – check your inbox for our email confirmation!

Congrats

At this time of year, the garden can be a bit gloomy. But one of the things that really cheers me up is watching the birds feeding. I’ve a couple of bird feeders and try to keep them topped up so the birds never go hungry.

When I first started feeding birds, I thought that you only had to do it in winter when natural food sources were scarce, however I soon discovered how important it is to feed them all year round, helping them through the spring and summer breeding and fledgling stages, then into the autumn to build up their reserves ready for the winter.

Credit: Martin Mulchinock

I also discovered what a difference a good bird food makes. The quality varies enormously. Some feeds are packed with wheat flakes, a cheap filler that has no nutritional benefit for the birds.

That’s one of the reasons I introduced my bird food. It doesn’t contain any wheat flakes, but it is packed with nutritious seeds chosen for their protein, carbohydrate, oil and all the goodness that birds need.

It offers extra high energy too, containing up to four times the amount of energy compared to ordinary bird foods. Essentially, it will help attract more birds to your garden – and feed them much better.

Last season, I added extra sunflower hearts and dried mealworms to the mix. Now, I’ve added even more suet pellets – in fact I’ve doubled the amount!
Birds simply love suet pellets, they’re a high energy superfood, and the high fat content provides the birds with a fast acting source of energy. Basically, they’re an extra tasty superfood for birds.

So now, my top rated bird food is even better than ever.

We’re launching it as our Today’s Special Value on Saturday January 6th. It’s fantastic value with a 14kg bag being offered on the day for £9 less than our 12.75kg bag.

This great offer will also be available on Auto Delivery, so you can get another bag delivered every 60 days, at the amazing TSV price, for up to five more times (March, May, July, September and November) – so you never run out during the year.

2018 promises to be an exciting gardening year on QVC. We’re introducing lots of new products and plants, as well as new guests and we’re making easier to shop our gardening section on the QVC website too.

The competition!

To kick off the season, I’m running a special competition to win a brand new pack – my Garden Essentials kit – that I’m launching on January 13th. It’s designed to help you Plant, Feed and Protect, and contains three of my most popular products: Rootbooster, Flower Power and Pest control concentrate, plus some special tips to help you get the best results.

The prize collection is worth £25 (though bought separately the products would cost approximately £36).

To be the very first to own a kit, simply tell me what you favourite garden bird is in the comments below. The closing date is 23.59 on 4th January, and the winner will be picked at random on 5th January.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Good luck!

Wishing you a very happy gardening year in 2018,

Richard

172 Comments

  1. Carolyn Wagstafffe December 28, 2017 at 10:20 am -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is the robin. Love the way it appears when i’m turning over the soil.

  2. May Harvey December 28, 2017 at 10:48 am -  Reply

    I’m lucky to have a beautiful woodpecker (gorgeous green) in my garden, who visits me on a regular basis!

  3. Lillian Davies December 28, 2017 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    I must say my favourite bird has GOT to be the ROBIN! I have lost loved ones and feel some comfort from this lovely little bird! Xx

  4. Christine Milnes December 28, 2017 at 10:56 am -  Reply

    My favourite bird has to be the robin I have one coming into my back yard\garden and looks at me when he his on the wall.

  5. Julie Hinchley December 28, 2017 at 11:07 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard. All the best for 2018. Definitely has to be the Robin, what a special little bird. x

  6. Sian December 28, 2017 at 11:18 am -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is the robin as they’re quite feisty and territorial – just like me!!

  7. AMANDA PORTER December 28, 2017 at 11:49 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard. My favourite garden bird is the Robin. So beautiful. All the birds in our garden lap up your bird food. Ican’t buy enough of it to keep them happy! The 6 feeders last about 10 minute.
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas, and have a peaceful New Year.
    Thank you for entering me into the draw xx

  8. Patricia Coombes December 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the goldfinch, because of its colours.

  9. Angela Foreman December 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful Red Robin.

  10. Hazel Love December 28, 2017 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is the black bird , Love how it sneaks in after the starlings have demolished the food table to pick at the bits on the ground

  11. Mrs Wendy Banks December 28, 2017 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    I love the brightly coloured bullfinch. We have had a pair in our garden for a few years

  12. Karen Lockhart December 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm -  Reply

    I do love the smaller birds that visit my garden, if I had too choice one I would say the golden crest. Happy New Year to everyone at QVC

  13. Siobhan December 28, 2017 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Our favourite bird is Robby Robin.

  14. Keryn murphy December 28, 2017 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is a robin i have a tree stump in my front garden which a robin comes & sit’s on my young granddaughter watches out for it .. i like to think it’s the same robin that comes every winter

  15. Debbie Taylor December 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm -  Reply

    I love all of the birds in my garden but I do have a soft spot for my little Robins both at my work place and also my home. when I pull up in the car you can hear all the birds tweeting to say she is here and food is on it’s way. At my work I pull up outside and the little robin flies in front of the car and waits at the side for me to get out and open up the shutter where he is waiting with his little chubby belly and cute little face- they are all so sweet. He has been known to sit on the wing mirror of my work colleagues car looking in at her ahhhhhhh
    If I can help all animals in Winter and Summer I do 🙂

    Happy New Year to you all

  16. Pam Segers December 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is the robin. One comes into my garden and sits and watches me as I am putting out food for all the birds.

  17. Val stewart December 28, 2017 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    The hard working blackbird. There from early morning till dusk. Lovely birds

  18. Lyn hansom December 28, 2017 at 2:47 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the robin as 2 comes to my garden every winter and I say it is my mam and dad coming down from heaven it makes me smile have good new year x

  19. Patricia Daly December 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    Blue tits for me love there colour. And they’re amusing.

  20. Susan Smurthwaite December 28, 2017 at 3:19 pm -  Reply

    The Chaffinch

  21. Elaine Pinchen December 28, 2017 at 3:20 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the Blue Tit as they nest every year in our nest box at the bottom of my garden

  22. Jill rycroft December 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm -  Reply

    Like most of the other entrants to your competition a Robin is my favourite garden bird, they just love to be with you when you’re in the garden and mine don’t seem to be at all nervous of me I just chat to them when they come down by my feet. A Robin is always a sign of a good day.

  23. vicky rowlands December 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm -  Reply

    My favourite has to be robin with his red breast comes in my garden cant stop looking at him lol xx

  24. Gill Davies December 28, 2017 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the nuthatch, Beautiful colouring and very sleek. We are lucky enough to have a pair visit us on a regular basis.

  25. Gill Davies December 28, 2017 at 3:25 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the nuthatch, Beautiful colouring and very sleek. We are lucky enough to have a pair visit us on a regular basis. Happy New Year.

  26. Gemini Patel December 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the long tail tit .They come in groups and do acrobatics while feeding on the fat balls hanging up in my garden. They also are a odd shape with their squashed faces . We are lucky enough to get robins, greater spotted woodpecker, jay, blue tits, bull finches coming to the garden.

  27. Cathy December 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm -  Reply

    Must be the robin, always dancing about when i am outside.

  28. Julia Jenkins December 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    Thanks to your bird food we now have lots of little birds feeding in our garden and it is lovely to see them all queueing to feed. I bought the moon and heart feeder for my husband for Christmas. Our favourite birds are the little bluetits, although the robin is lovely at this time of year.
    Looking forward to the TSV as we need to restock and auto delivery is great.
    Love
    Julia x

  29. Varina Parnell December 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    Favourite bird is the Robin – colour in a winters garden .

  30. Kathryn Athawes December 28, 2017 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is the Nuthatch. Your bird food has attracted several to my garden.

  31. Donella December 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the Robin.

  32. SheMag December 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm -  Reply

    While I too have a great fondness for robins, my current favourites have to be the pheasants which were born earlier this year in a clutch of SEVENTEEN! Many didn’t make it through the torrential rains of early summer, but three still visit the garden every morning for their top up of Richard’s birdseed. So it seems doubly appropriate to nominate them as my current favourites! Can’t wait for the tsv… I feel a double auto delivery purchase coming on!

  33. Shirley Howells December 28, 2017 at 5:52 pm -  Reply

    The song of the blackbird

  34. Fran Wilkinson December 28, 2017 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the lovely Robin

  35. Felicity Winter December 28, 2017 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    I love to see Blue Tits visiting my feeder – the flash of yellow really cheers up the garden in the dreary months

  36. Judy wolfe December 28, 2017 at 5:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard , my favourite garden bird is the wren. I love that its so tiny and has a turned up jaunty tail.
    Happy new year

  37. Judith lennon December 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    Love my garden and the birds (though fewer than years past).
    My favourite bird is the Robin. Quite a regular visitor who sits on a pot near my patio door and looks in. He always seems to appear when I’m down and his little face brings so much cheer. Thanks for the great shows you bring. All the best for 2018.
    Judith

  38. Bridget Lilley December 28, 2017 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is a robin we used to have one that sat on the lawnmower obviously it wasn’t on .have a great new year Richard

  39. Liz A December 28, 2017 at 7:02 pm -  Reply

    The one-legged Chaffinch I’ve been watching gracing my sister’s bird table over Christmas. Having only one leg didn’t slow it down at all!

  40. Stephanie December 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm -  Reply

    although i enjoy all the birds my favorite is the robin. i see their young in the spring and watch them grow from sepckled breast to red breast

  41. Margaret Harty December 28, 2017 at 7:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard my favourite bird is the Robin it reminds me of my little granddaughter who only lived a few hours each time I see one I think she has come to visit me .Margaret

  42. Elaine whyteside December 28, 2017 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the blue tit small and beautiful

  43. Angela Findlay December 28, 2017 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard my favourite bird is the blue tit. I have a few of them visiting my garden where I have 2 feeders out. Happy New Year. ?

  44. Katherine chase December 28, 2017 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird has to be the gold crest, thank you

  45. Dawn baker December 28, 2017 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the goldfinche with its beautiful colours

  46. Shelagh Byrne December 28, 2017 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    We have a female blackbird with a white bib who migrates to our garden every winter to spring (wish I knew where from!) She completely sees off all the males who try to grab a sultana when she’s not looking!

  47. Denise Thomson December 28, 2017 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    Has to be the robin, it’s so cute.

  48. Valerie Stirling December 28, 2017 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    I like many of the other reviews love the robin. A plucky little character love to watch them

  49. jennifer Limmer December 28, 2017 at 9:38 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird in the blackbird. Two families of blackbirds visit our garden daily at this time of the year. They have a beautiful song and we look forward to seeing them with the new young birds in the spring time.

  50. Darryl Marley December 28, 2017 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I am going with a Magpie, we have one that walks along our back fence, it hops from post to post and does a funny little head movement, and to quote a neighbours child ” I love the little penguins”

  51. Sandra catherwood December 28, 2017 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the robin aways watching what’s going on.

  52. Sandra catherwood December 28, 2017 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the robin always watching what’s going on.

  53. Margaretpeirson December 28, 2017 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the blackbird . They are so tame in my garden .just about feed out of my hand .

  54. Margaret Rees December 28, 2017 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    I will have to say my favourite is the Robin at this time of the year

  55. TMcMean December 28, 2017 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    I love having lots of birds visit our garden, they bring with them a “good feel factor” I love the little sparrows. They are always so busy in & out of the bushes feeding ,looking for food .

  56. mila December 29, 2017 at 12:27 am -  Reply

    Definitely the robin, so cheery and chirpy in its bright colours to brighten up the Winter months and a great contrast to the white of the snow, if we get snow in London.
    Though am wondering why all the sparrows have vanished, we used to get so many here.

  57. Carolyn December 29, 2017 at 1:36 am -  Reply

    My little robin always visits when I need cheering up.

  58. Barbara Willoughby December 29, 2017 at 3:28 am -  Reply

    My favourite bird has to be the robin. Although for some reason we are rarely visited by one , one always appears on my grown up children’s birthdays and on the anniversary of my father’s death and he was a mad keen gardener and the robin was his favourite so I am convinced that the robin is him in disguise. Thank you for entering me in the competition x

  59. Jane Willis December 29, 2017 at 5:24 am -  Reply

    I love the nuthatch. It looks so sweet scurrying up and down tree trunks. I love it so much I have an embroidered picture of one on the wall above my desk.

  60. Vicki Cawthorne December 29, 2017 at 5:33 am -  Reply

    Hello Richard, just like most other gardeners my favourite bird has to be the robin – I know their attention is cupboard love but it’s so good to have their company in the garden

  61. Maria E December 29, 2017 at 6:32 am -  Reply

    Robin as it visits our garden every day

  62. Linda Spevick December 29, 2017 at 7:10 am -  Reply

    My favourite is the Robin with its bright red puffed out chest.

  63. Rosaline Smith December 29, 2017 at 7:12 am -  Reply

    Morning Richard,

    For me it has to be the Robin. He is a regular visitor in the garden, especially when weeding the borders.

    Best wishes for 2018.

  64. Jo Drake December 29, 2017 at 7:15 am -  Reply

    I love the long tailed tits that visit me in groups and flit about from tree to tree, they’re a gorgeous colour.

  65. Carole Walsh December 29, 2017 at 8:07 am -  Reply

    My favourite bird is a robin who always comes to help when we are in the garden. Never failrs to make us smile.

  66. Jean Pugh December 29, 2017 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    My favourite has to be the red/black woodpecker who regularly visits the bird tables searching for your food. It is fascinating watching them. They sway from side to side on the fence poles listening for insects. And to see them trying to teach the young who also come in the garden, they peck and peck then the young start pecking, which is so funny to watch. They are a beautiful elegant looking bird and if you are lucky enough to have one in your garden it is a bonus.

  67. Jean Pugh December 29, 2017 at 8:33 am -  Reply

    My favourite has to be the red/black woodpecker who regularly visits the bird tables searching for your food. It is fascinating watching them. They sway from side to side on the fence poles listening for insects. And to see them trying to teach the young who also come in the garden, they peck and peck then the young start pecking, which is so funny to watch. They are a beautiful elegant looking bird and if you are lucky enough to have one in your garden it is a bonus.

  68. Ginny Cheeseman December 29, 2017 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    My favourite is the Red Kite, I can hear one ‘shrieking’ as it soars over my garden now.

  69. Lyn Brooker December 29, 2017 at 8:43 am -  Reply

    Dare I say it? I adore them all. They know they can get a Richard Jackson seed banquet in my garden. I’ve lost count of the different types that come to call , I do have a special place in my heart for the cheeky Robin who has even flown in my windows.

  70. Jean Taylor December 29, 2017 at 9:08 am -  Reply

    My favourite is the Robin because of the way he assumes ownership of my garden

  71. Anna Birch December 29, 2017 at 9:21 am -  Reply

    I love the common house sparrows, we usually
    have lots visiting us to feed but sadly diminished in mumbers this past year. Love seeinh them lined up on my fence chirping away in the springtime.

  72. Pauline Jollands December 29, 2017 at 9:39 am -  Reply

    My favourite bird has to be the robin, A robin always keeps me company when I”m working in the garden–he is fearless, greedy but so lovable.

  73. Judith Roche December 29, 2017 at 9:48 am -  Reply

    Definitely the Robin, one used to perch on my Dad’s garden spade when he was alive and I believe every time one comes into my garden it’s him coming to see me.

  74. Asiya ali December 29, 2017 at 9:49 am -  Reply

    It’s a difficult choice but the prize has to go to the goldfinch which I’ve seen recently after many, many years.

  75. Margaret Chrystal December 29, 2017 at 9:50 am -  Reply

    How can I chose just one? If there is no food out my robin comes to the kitchen windward demands attention. The coal tits hide the sunflower hearts and the blue tits raid the stash. The starlings and blackbirds act as warnings for cats. Goldfinches are adorable. Nuthatches are the acrobats on the feeders. I love when the long tail tits arrive, they are like velvet ping pong balls with cheeky faces and long tails. How can I chose one when they all give me so much pleasure.

  76. Marlene Wolfe December 29, 2017 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    My Favourite garden bird is the Robin, he is always around when I am in the garden.

  77. Valerie December 29, 2017 at 10:19 am -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is the Blackbird, we have several who we feed with the other birds that visit our garden. Blackbirds are so intelligent, we had a male who used to come really close and ate just feet from me. I think the one who visits now may be one of his offspring.

  78. Deborah Robinson December 29, 2017 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    Robin definitely,so bold and brave for such a dainty little bird x

  79. June Walker December 29, 2017 at 11:11 am -  Reply

    This is so difficult as I love all the birds but it’s between the goldfinch, yellowhammer and robin. I will choose yellowhammer, I had a small flock of around 12 last year but much less this year and as they are rarely seen I just love them when they do come

  80. Karen Jones December 29, 2017 at 11:21 am -  Reply

    In my garden although it’s small I do get a lot of different Bird’s. I enjoy watching them all but it’s very hard to decide between the cheeky robin who hangs around while I’m gardening or the quick blue tit. As in recent years the blue tit has nested in my garden and raised young, it has to be my favourite – blue tit.

  81. Juliet Pearse December 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm -  Reply

    My favourite birds in my garden are the starlings. They are so funny to watch as they fight and argue over the food.

  82. Helen Purvis December 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm -  Reply

    We currently have a bold robin in our back garden, he is a favourite, but I also love our pair of fat wood pigeons.

  83. Julie Rayner December 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the blackbird – they are so tame. Not always ideal though with a cat around

  84. Vickie Middleton December 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the robin that has started to frequent my garden. He follows me about and tells me and the other birds off constantly.

  85. Alison Peacock December 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the Robin. Always there whatever the time of year and around when needed most. Giving comfort and joy!

  86. Joe Ennis December 29, 2017 at 3:10 pm -  Reply

    All the best for 2018 Richard looking forward to the new gardening year and your products my favourite bird is the Robin by far.

  87. Steven Lloyd December 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

    It has to be the BlueTit. Guaranteed to cheer me up when I see them darting about the the plants and shrubs looking for a meal.

  88. Christine Russell December 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    Difficult one but would have to say my hardy little Dunnocks. 1st there in the morning and the last there at night

  89. Andrea Kerr December 29, 2017 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the blackbird – a constant visitor in my garden. Each day as the light fades, he sits in the same spot on my garage roof and surveys all around him!

  90. Tom Morrison December 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    I love the goldfinch although I don’t see it in the garden very often

  91. Jane Saunders December 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm -  Reply

    I’m so tempted to say the Robin but I think it is just pipped at the post by the Blue Tit.
    Such tiny, delicate little things that hop in and out the trees in pairs. singing sweetly and brightening up my day.

  92. michelle richardson December 29, 2017 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    I have alot of visiters but my fave as to be mr black bird i just love its merry tune

  93. Theresa Young December 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the Song Thrush.

  94. Janet Jones December 29, 2017 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard
    My favourite garden bird is the wren. So tiny yet so strong

  95. Cheryl Hamm December 29, 2017 at 7:06 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird ?? is bluetit. I have a family who come regular and love Richard Jackson s bird food .

  96. Mandy December 29, 2017 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,
    My favourite garden bird is the robin. I love the way they puff up their feathers so that they look chubby & enjoy their company when they “follow” me around the garden. I always used to be scared of birds until I began hand feeding a robin in my garden, now I enjoy watching them!

  97. Matt December 29, 2017 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    Like a garden sprite, the Wren flits and dances in the air in the blink of an eye.

    Sadly, this little cutie (I recall was part of a coin design when I was whippersnapper) is supposedly to be very rare in UK gardens but in Yorkshire I think it is bucking the trend.

    I think that the fact that Mealworms (not the most attractive creature) are so readily available to buy and are sometimes mixed generously in bird food brands like your own, RJ. And the fact that farmers and horticulturalist are leaving parts of their land unfettered, leaving perfect habits for this little avian scamp.

    So, the overlooked Wren is my favourite bird. Even though it is elusive at times.

  98. Andrew December 29, 2017 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is the goldcrest as I don’t see them very often so it is a special moment when they visit my garden. They particularly enjoy the bird feeder on my Japanese maple at the front of the house & are a delight to watch!

  99. Pat Vowles December 29, 2017 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    I love all the birds but my favourite would be the wren which hops around outside my kitchen window

  100. Sharon Webster December 29, 2017 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    It’s got to be the Robin, hoping around the garden. Chasing after the worms if I have been out in the garden disturbing the soil

  101. Susan Hunter December 29, 2017 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Lots of birds in the garden but my favourite has to be the little Robin.

  102. EileenM Nagarkar December 30, 2017 at 1:28 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard. My favourite garden bird is the Robin. Sadly do not see them very often in my garden but often see them in Didsbury Park where I go most days to walk the dogs.

  103. Lynda Moore December 30, 2017 at 7:10 am -  Reply

    My favourites are two pairs of collared doves which are always around my garden. I shake my seed box and they watch and wait for me to fill the bird table. Gradually they are getting braver and closer to
    me

  104. Gail Paremain December 30, 2017 at 8:17 am -  Reply

    I love the family of Blue Tits that come to my garden. We originally had 3 birds, and this year there are now 5 of them.

  105. Sara mahmoud December 30, 2017 at 8:23 am -  Reply

    Although I don’t see them a lot but my favourite bird is Blue Tits. My mum used to read me a book about them when I was little so we both get a little excited when we see one.

  106. susan December 30, 2017 at 9:06 am -  Reply

    it has to be the blackbird and its cheery whistle.

  107. George December 30, 2017 at 9:08 am -  Reply

    I have two favourites the colourful friendly Robin flitting about whenever I’m in the garden and,the Blackbird with its beautiful song

  108. Karon Sewell December 30, 2017 at 11:28 am -  Reply

    The Robin, especially the tame one who will take food from our hand when we are in the garden

  109. Mandy December 30, 2017 at 11:35 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard, my favourite feathered friend in my garden is the robin. I do love watching them especially when they puff out their chests although sometimes our robins do look like they have been in a fight! I was always scared of birds until about six years ago when I held out a handful of meal worms & a very trusting robin fed from my hand- that was the beginning of a great friendship! I do love how our robins follow us around the garden & they keep us company all year long!

  110. Debra flowers December 30, 2017 at 11:37 am -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the robin I can sit and watch him for hours he always seem so friendly.

  111. Mary December 30, 2017 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    It has to be the blackbird that lives in our garden. In the morning it sits on the top of the pagoda and when my husband appears in the kitchen and is seen, he [the blackbird] jumps up and down waiting for my husband to go out to feed him.

  112. Mary Ward December 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    Gold finch is my favourite.

  113. Patricia Maggs December 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm -  Reply

    My favourite birds are the dear little sparrows who dive in between the greedy starlings to get some food. Always a joys to watch when going into the eaves of the house next dooras Spring starts to arrive to feed their little ones. Who needs a tele when they are about 🙂

  114. GILL CORBITT December 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm -  Reply

    my favourite is the goldfinch..we regularly have flocks at the feeders..such a great sight!

  115. Gail Hay December 30, 2017 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the Bullfinch, only get brief glimpses on the bird feeders but worth it.

  116. Gillian Lee December 30, 2017 at 5:58 pm -  Reply

    We love the blue tit they are lovely

  117. Heather mulligan December 30, 2017 at 6:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard my favourite bird is the goldfinch pretty little things that frequently appear in our garden .

  118. Hilda December 30, 2017 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird in the garden is the the Robin.We have two of them at the moment.

  119. Lewis Hogan December 30, 2017 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is probably everyone’s favourite but it has to be the robin. I have one that follows me around everyday, I also have two robins nests in the garden and since feeding the birds your bird food I have 5 robins at once feeding on the feeder so I will be purchasing your food.

  120. Fran Vickers December 30, 2017 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Robin. We have one as a regular visitor.

  121. Donna December 30, 2017 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    The Robin….There is one that always appears while I’m littering in the garden it comes and stands next to me..

  122. Louise G December 30, 2017 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    I love blackbirds… love the bright little flash of his orange beak contrasted by his shiny black feathers 🙂

  123. Pauline Holas December 30, 2017 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    Robins because they are pretty & cute to look at and colourful with their red breast. And they are so bubbly & cute. A most of all they are Xmas.

  124. Jan Beal December 30, 2017 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the Long-tailed Tit – like a little tennis ball with a tail!

  125. Anita December 31, 2017 at 12:50 am -  Reply

    My favourite is the Nightingale for its song and summer visits.

  126. Sue Knight December 31, 2017 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    My Robin – he follows me around the garden hoping I will unearth a worm.

  127. Mary Heald December 31, 2017 at 10:53 am -  Reply

    I love the tiniest bird I see in my garden…the wren

  128. Beryl Edwards December 31, 2017 at 1:22 pm -  Reply

    The most gorgeous coloured bird which I saw for the first time ever this December at St Albans was the kingfisher I couldn’t stop looking at it ,it was even better than I thought it would be.

  129. SheMag December 31, 2017 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    Can I have a late vote for the wagtail? I just saw a flock in town. They’re so noisy and cheerful and make me laugh out loud when they start dashing around the car park. Real little comedians!

  130. Andrea Harvey December 31, 2017 at 3:03 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is the robin.

  131. marnie stringer December 31, 2017 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    I have to say mine is woodywoodpecker i just love the way he pecks away at my old apple tree, a real treat to see and hear.

  132. JOHN January 1, 2018 at 2:58 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is a robin always in my garden always walking or flying about,and feeding.
    i also get blue tits that visit my garden looking for food.

  133. Sarah Pearce January 1, 2018 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird that visit every day, singing ts heart out as a thankyou for the food that’s left out is a song thrush.

  134. CAROL PATTRICK January 1, 2018 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    I love the colourful Jay, I know they are one of the bad guys, stealing other birds eggs at nesting time, but they are beautiful. We have one – a regular visitor to our garden at the moment,

  135. Deborah January 1, 2018 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    So hard to pick just one of our feathered friends, but I do so love starlings for their beautiful colours that catch the low winter sunlight and just glisten.

  136. tracey tibbetts January 1, 2018 at 7:11 pm -  Reply

    favourite is the sparrow

  137. Vicki Chandler January 1, 2018 at 7:22 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird has got to be the robin, even though he is a bit naughty and chases off the sparrows when they come to feed! I will find him most mornings perched on the fence waiting for me to put out his breakfast (which is your bird food, Richard).

  138. Marian Hunt January 1, 2018 at 7:26 pm -  Reply

    My favorite bird is the Blue Tit

  139. Marie Miskelly January 1, 2018 at 7:40 pm -  Reply

    The robin is my favourite. I just love it when he comes around. Such a delight to watch it come and go Xx

  140. Terry Davies January 1, 2018 at 7:49 pm -  Reply

    The best coloured birds we see on your bird feed is the red chaffinch, in fact several families together

  141. Jane Moorton January 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden bird is the Robin. They give me so much pleasure feeding them and seeing them watching me in the garden and also following me around. They wait in the same spots each day awaiting my arrival.

  142. Sue Haden January 1, 2018 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    I love ❤️ the goldfinches that swarm to my niger seed feeder. They’re just the cutest sweetest and most beautiful birds of all. I love to watch them in the mornings – they give me that feel good factor further day ahead. Love the squabbling starlings as well.. like naughty rowdy teenagers!!

  143. Hilary Chapman January 1, 2018 at 10:22 pm -  Reply

    SO hard to choose a favourite bird as they’re all a pleasure to see,but I will choose Goldfinch.

  144. Karen Clarke January 2, 2018 at 1:56 am -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the Robin as this is the one that reminds me of my last few happy days with my dad in the hospice. Now I feel like dad is checking in with me when Mr Robin pops by to feed.

  145. Anne Thompson January 2, 2018 at 8:06 am -  Reply

    I love to see my little wren, they are so small.

  146. Sue Kirk January 2, 2018 at 9:22 am -  Reply

    I love to see Robins in my garden but we don’t seem to get many, I blame the pigeons who seem to visit often especially when there’s washing hanging out.

  147. Mag January 2, 2018 at 11:59 am -  Reply

    Hi Richard, I love all the birds but especially the robin. I have a little friend who follows me round the garden when I am out there.

  148. Heather Herbert January 2, 2018 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    I don’t know enough about the names of all the birds in my garden. I have three feeders that seem to be inviting to all sorts of gorgeously coloured flying friends.

  149. Liz Williams January 2, 2018 at 1:54 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird is the blue tit. We have lots come to our bird feeders.

  150. Val January 2, 2018 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    I love any of the finch family but also enjoy hearing the robins song

  151. Paul Hyatt January 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    Like many others, my favourite is the Robin – that flash of orange is just wonderful.

  152. Sandra Basford January 2, 2018 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    I love my little Jenny wren who bobs about under the bushes.

  153. Julie January 2, 2018 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the Robin too!

  154. Brenda kendall January 2, 2018 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    I love the robin in my garden I always think of my late dad when I see my robin,I also have blue tits they nested last year in my nest box and the baby was so cute

  155. Nicola January 3, 2018 at 7:17 am -  Reply

    Like so many other people, my favourite garden bird is the robin. Such beautiful little birds. I really get a thrill whenever I see one.

  156. Anne B January 3, 2018 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

    Favourite has to be the robin.

  157. Susan Tweedale January 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    A blackbird! one is almost always in my garden or very close by he doesn’t fly away when l fill the feeders up with fresh food always makes me happy if I’m feeling a bit down x

  158. Mrs L Hankey January 3, 2018 at 3:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard ……well my favourite bird this time of the year is the robin he can be heard quite clearly in the garden he never fails to cheer us up as he follows my husband around the garden waiting to be fed ….the garden wouldn’t be the same without his distinctive chirp ……

  159. Steven hopkins January 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden birds is the Robin.

  160. Michelle January 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    My favourite is the Blackbirds who are always coming into my garden and getting into all sorts of mischief.

  161. Deborah Foxcroft January 3, 2018 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    My favourite garden birds is the bluetit

  162. DAWN DENNELL January 3, 2018 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    I love the small birds but my favourites are the ring neck dove they are very friendly and come into my garden all year round sometimes I have 20 plus feeding. The smaller birds use the feeders and spill quite a bit on the floor I also have a couple of plate feeders I understand that they mate for life.

  163. ADELE January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm -  Reply

    love Goldfinches !!

  164. Sue Coughtrie January 3, 2018 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird in our garden is the lesser spotted woodpecker who regularly visits our apple tree. During the summer a young brood gave us many hours of pleasure watching them learn how to forrage

  165. Nikki January 3, 2018 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard,

    Much as I love the Robin who regularly visits my garden, I am particularly fond of the male blackbird who visits. He has realised that the feeders contain an accessible bounty and clearly doesn’t know that Blackbirds are not supposed to hang off a feeder pecking chunks out of fat balls, then descending to the ground to hoover up the remains! Your bird food has certainly attracted a wide variety of birds to my garden, house sparrows (a veritable squabbling mob!), Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Long Tailed Tits, a Robin and of course the Collared Doves and Wood Pigeons congregate beneath the feeders to pick up any fallen scraps! It must have been very cold and frozen in the countryside recently as I even saw a small flock of Red Wings in my suburban back garden and apparently they only venture into town when their country/field habitat is too frozen to permit feeding! I feel very privileged to be able to see so many wonderful birds in a suburban garden, all year round. I shall be watching for your TSV!

    Nikki.

  166. Laura Forbes January 3, 2018 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    Thanks to your fabulous bird food, we have been lucky enough to now welcome collared doves to the garden. Think the word must have spread about the food being offered as we were able to count a dozen one day feasting!

  167. Grace Maguire January 3, 2018 at 9:33 pm -  Reply

    My favourite bird has to be the robin which comes to my window every morning and chirps until either I or my husband goes to the bird table with their daily cupful of bird seed (Richard Jackson’s of course). If for any reason we are late the robin will tap on the window glass to alert us to our error – and has been known to scold my husband severely as he tips the food out.

  168. Laura January 3, 2018 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    Not unlike the majority of comments, the robin is my my absolute favourite bird to see in the garden.

  169. Laura January 3, 2018 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

    Not unlike so many others my favourite garden bird absolutely has to be the robin.

  170. Laura January 3, 2018 at 10:16 pm -  Reply

    Just as many others have already voted, my favourite garden bird absolutely has to be the robin.

  171. Liz Strachan January 4, 2018 at 12:04 am -  Reply

    I love the Robin.

  172. Kathy Foster January 4, 2018 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Richard! My name’s Beaky Bird. As a blackbird,I’m my feeder Kath’s favourite bird ? I’m a cheeky chappy and when I sit in the olive tree outside her kitchen window, I am rewarded with your wonderful bird food! I especially love the suet pellets and I always leave some for my friend’s the robins and blue tits and the sparrows and Co. Kath’s looking forward to your bird food Tsv. Her last bag has lasted a whole year!

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