You already know we feed them every week, and we are also biased because we sell them, so here's what Amber and Nigel think:
Amber wrote this 5 star review on 11 February 2009
I ordered some Wiggly seed and mealworms for the Big Birdwatch. This was the first time I'd used LIVE mealworms so was hoping our busy garden birds would like them. Almost a week later and only the odd worm had gone. I was saddened as even the two robins only took one or two every day.
Suddenly the VERY next day I checked, they were all gone! My partner kindly informed me that our resident blackbird and a family or sparrows had suddenly found the discovery and eaten the lot! :)
I will definitely be buying more as we get the sparrow family back every year! :
Nigel Gilligan wrote this 5 star review on 07 February 2009
We have been handfeeding robins for many years, but we started with breadcrumbs, then heard about mealworms from a specialist shop. One ("Oliver") became so tame, he once sat on my head when I was watching other birds through binoculars. We now have 3 tame female great tits - several will sit on the hand (one at a time!), but only one robin dares. Robin personalities clearly vary greatly, and most of them are less bold than the great tits, which is not really expected.