Tips for Happier Birds

Here are some tips on feeding birds in your garden, you can also get some great advice from the RSPB website, including how to make a bird bath.

Our top tips and advice for happy birds!

Cats love birds!!

 Ensure your feeders and bird tables are far enough from cat hiding places, but near enough to trees or bushes so that birds can make a dash for cover in case of Sparrowhawk attacks.

Fresh water

Birds get very thirsty so enusre there is always fresh water for them to drink and bathe in

Fresh water

Birds get very thirsty so enusre there is always fresh water for them to drink and bathe in

Nesting

Help birds make their home in your garden by putting up at least one nest box for them

Tit bits

Feel free to put out any old kitchen scraps but try and avoid any salted or highly spiced foods

Not too much...

Don’t put too much feed out at any one time to make sure that it stays fresh and dry

Mix it up

Want some variety? Different birds like different feeds, so the more feeds and feeding accessories you use, the better.

Keep it clean

Birds catch diseases, too!! Remember to clean bird tables, feeders and water baths regularly using mild disinfectant and rinsing well with clean water.

Maximise the potential

Use a wide range of ground and hanging feeders as well as bird tables to maximise the amount of birds coming to feed and visit your garden.

Timing is everything

Feed the birds in the morning and then again in the afternoon

Don't stop

If you start feeding birds, Don’t stop – even in warm weather. Your birds will come to rely on your daily feeds.

Change it up

Move feeders and tables every now and again to avoid build-up of unhygenic deposits

It's a virtue

Have patience, birds may take a little time to be confident enough to settle and feed in your garden. 

The whole nut

To prevent the risk of young birds choking on nuts only put out the whole peanuts in a mesh feeder.

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