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Do Robins like the mixed seed bird food I can buy from the garden centre? What bird feeder should I use for Robins and Tits?

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    "the mixed seed bird food I can buy from the garden centre". Please be more specific; you are writing for a world wide audience here. – user15958 Jan 21 at 12:13
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    American robins ( thrushes) generally do not eat seeds. American titmice are seed eaters , they seem to prefer sunflower seed , not the typical cheap millet mixes. – blacksmith37 Jan 21 at 16:30
  • American robins or "old-world" robins? Completely different birds, including what they eat. As @blacksmith37 noted, American robins are not seedeaters. – Drew Jan 23 at 17:27
  • @blacksmith37, that's interesting. Although they prefer insects, our American robins eat seeds and bits of suet that have fallen from birdfeeders, usually the smaller type, like nyjer seeds. They don't eat at any of our 19 different feeders, however. – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Jun 27 at 23:53
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Pretty much any, the bird feeds you get from the garden centres are normally very informative, you can see what to feed different birds for different seasons. If you get a multi-feeder, so basically a pole you can hang different types of feeders on you can accommodate a range of birds.

You can however get Robin specific feeders, take a look here: RSPB bird feeders - they have a natural diet of protein-rich mealworms, energy-rich seeds and soft fruits. So you can put out peanut paste coconut shells, mealworms, half an apple etc without needing a feeder.

Tits will use a variety of feeders, from peanut to seed, so whatever you set out for a robin should be fine. Take a look at this related answer: Best food to attract blue tits

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