Birds - Fat Nut Cakes

guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 206
Help please.
I've been getting this item on Amazon recently https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GHNL3AU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 as it has attracted a woodpecker (woodpeckers didn't used to be here in Ireland prior to the last few years).
However, I went to order some more just now and Amazon don't seem to have them any longer.
I don't want the woodpecker to go away, so I would appreciate knowing about any other places that I can buy these fat cakes / candles.  I had a quick google but they all seem to be drawing a blank.

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  • guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 206
    Just for an illustration here is a (blown up) shot of the woodpecker tucking into the fat candle.  It's a beautiful sight, as they are so rare here, so I want to keep it continuing:

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,461
    I found the spotted woodpeckers only came for pink fat blocks. They wouldn't touch white ones. The green woodpeckers just like ants in the lawn.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • BirminghamMarc1972BirminghamMarc1972 Birmingham Posts: 595
    Beautiful and so lucky. If you get some of the square ones in a basket they would have them not the cheap ones though. Not sure how suet blocks get on in summer as I've only use them in winter
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    If you look at the other similar ones on the bottom of your link ( the similar items thing ) The suet to go brand I find is quite good.
    I buy their pellets and blocks which the woodpeckers do visit here.

    CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd is the company who makes your preferred ones. I would contact them to see who they distribute to.

    @Old Arthritic marc  I put our fat blocks and balls in the shade or they do tend to go goey and melt. Also go off and harden quicker too.

    https://www.birdfood.co.uk/bird-foods.html
    Bottom of this page?

  • guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 206
    Thanks both. 
    I found the exact same substance on ebay (but it's in blocks as opposed to a "candle"). It said that it was "end of line" so I bought some of them last night.  Let's hope Woodie likes the blocks just as much!

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 13,901
    edited 19 May
    I buy these, the woodpeckers go mad for them, they’ve nested here and bring their babies.
    I break them in half and put them in a squirrel proof fat ball feeder.  They come in three different varieties.
    I put them out right through the summer, they don’t melt. 
    https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-wild-bird-suet-blocks-with-insects-6-x-300g/p/0412096
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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