Please Support British birds by using garden bird feeders
You can always rely on Little Peckers to bring you an impressive range of wild bird feeders at the lowest prices. Our feeders help you to support our native wild birds and will attract an exciting variety of species to your garden.
IN THE MIX OR GOING NUTS? Either way, we've got a hanging bird feeder for you!
We offer a diverse collection of wild bird feeders to suit your chosen feeds including window feeders, hanging bird feeders and squirrel proof bird feeders. Whether you favour wild bird mix, peanuts, sunflower hearts or niger seeds, we have the perfect wild bird feeders for your garden. Better still, why not provide a variety foods? You can buy them all here at Little Peckers and at the lowest prices. We also offers a range of bird feeder poles. These are great because they enable you to place feeders anywhere in your garden.
Squirrel proof bird feeders - we've got your covered
Many people love feeding the garden birds but not necessarily the squirrels too! Squirrels are very intelligent creatures and have become very accustomed and familiar with many bird feeders and often see them as an easy source of food. Squirrels are very athletic creatures too and can easily climb or jump to reach a feeder. Furthermore, they have very sharp teeth that are capable of chewing through metal feeders. But don't despair! Luckily, we have a superb range of squirrel proof or squirrel resistant seed, suet and peanut hanging and ground feeders. By investing in a good quality squirrel proof feeder from a reputable rand like Jacobi Jayne or Gardman, you can limit the amount of bird food being gobbled up by squirrels and increase the amount the garden birds get to eat. Moreover, as squirrels are relatively heavy animals and can be quite agressive in their pursuit of a meal, this can result in significant damage to your bird feeder(s).
Squirrels really are crafty!
We have many types of squirrel proof feeders available, with different design elements being employed in order to prevent the squirrels stealing your nuts!
Spring-Loaded bird feeders to deter squirrels
Numerous squirrel proof bird feeders use a clever mechanism whereby it much greater weight of the squirrel is used to their disadvantage in order to prevent them from stealing your bird food. To put it into perspective, the average small garden bird such as a robin or blue tit typically weighs around 15-30 grams, whereas a squirrel can weight anything from 600 grams upward. Once a squirrel jumps on the feeder and the weight limit is exceeded, then the shutter will rapidly close and seal the feeder shut. Sounds great doesn't it! However, it is important to advise that this type of feeder isn't completely squirrel proof as some customers have reported that squirrels adapt their behaviour and sometimes hang upside down from the base of the feeder.
Squirrel proof caged bird feeders
You can also purchase caged bird feeders. These are usually standard feeders which can be filled with seeds, nuts or suet, with a metal cage wrapped around. This stops squirrels from fitting through the gaps in the cage and prevents them from accessing the bird food. As mentioned above, squirrels have neen known to chew through the metal cages, so it is not 100% squirrel proof. However, it was usually deter all but the most determined and hungry squirrel!
Squirrel Baffles prevent squirrels from pinching bird feed. They are essentially a clear perspex dome which fits over a bird feeder. When a squirrel lands on the baffle, they will most likley loose their balance and slip off due to the smooth plastic and also because the baffle wobbles and moves from side to side. You can view our range of squirrel baffles here.
Spinning squirrel proof feeders
Recently, spinning feeders have started to become more popular. There are an updated version of the traditional squirrel baffle which has a weight activated battery powered motor which causes the feeder to start spinning rapidly, sending an un-expecting squirrel flying off as they become very dizzy dizzy and lose their balance and footing. Don't worry, the squirrels will land safely afterward and no harm will be done. They might try again a few times, but they are likely to look for an easier target soon after.
The only downside with these feeders is the fact that they require batteries which adds an additional expense and maintenace element to feeding the birds. They are also more expensive that traditional feeders, but many customers think they are well worth the investment.
Bird seed feeders for those feeling a little seedy!
Here at Little Peckers, we have a huge range of wild bird seed feeders from top brands. We are wild bird experts, and we have hand-picked the best feeders out there. Wild bird seeds need to be stored in a feeder so that little beaks can access them, but other garden visitors such as squirrels and foxes can’t. Feeding garden birds is a wonderful experience, it gives you the opportunity to watch wild birds in your garden and contribute to their survival. Browse through our selection of premium feeders or find out more information below.
Different types of seed feeders
There are four main types of feeder available, seed, peanut, suet and squirrel proof feeders. Seed feeders are suitable for all different sorts of seeds for wild birds. Our range includes hanging bird feeders, heavy duty cage feeders, feeders for trees, donut feeders, tube feeders, window feeders and metal mesh feeders.
We offer feeders in a wide range of styles, colours and sizes to suit your requirements. The type of feeder you need depends on what sort of birds you want to attract to your garden, for example some birds like to feed on bird tables whereas others prefer feeders attached to trees. If you are unsure which feeder to buy, contact our experts now for advice.
Pay Peanuts for our range of Peanut bird feeders!
Peanuts for wild birds need to be stored in a feeder. This is because the wire mesh around them stops smaller birds from taking whole peanuts, which could cause them to choke. The mesh also helps to protect the peanuts from hungry squirrels who try to steal your bird food. Providing bird food in specially designed feeders can help wild birds survive through times when food is scarce. Well sell a range of premium peanut feeders for wild bird enthusiasts. As wild bird experts, we know which peanut feeders are most suitable for the birds in your garden. Our peanut feeders for wild birds are stylish, durable and 100% safe for your feathered friends.
Different types of peanut feeders
We have a selection of different feeders to meet your specific requirements. Some people prefer different shapes and sizes of feeder, you can get practical or stylish feeders to suit your garden. Our range includes squirrel proof feeders, hanging bird feeders, heavy duty cage feeders, feeders for trees, donut feeders, tube feeders, window feeders and metal mesh feeders. Not sure which feeder to get? Contact our experts now for some helpful advice, we can help you to buy the perfect feeder for your garden.
The best Window bird feeders - get up and close to nature
Window bird feeders make it much easier to view beautiful British garden birds up close. They are ideal for people with mobility problems or sight issues, as you can watch close up from the comfort of your kitchen table or sofa. Furthermore, these feeders offer a great opportunity to introduce children to the joys of nature. It can really help to develop an interest in the natural world whilst being easy accessible and safe for the birds and children.
Where should I look to place a window bird feeder?
It is advisible to place a feeder on a window which faces an area that is easily accessible and visible to garden birds. From the viewing perspective, it is best to place the feeders on a window that is easily viewed and in a room or area of the house or flat, which you pass by regularly.
What species of garden birds will it attract?
The great thing is that pretty much all varieites of birds that are typically attracted to bird feeders will feed from a window feeder. Of course, if you have a really small window feeder, then this may exlcude some large specices of birds. Just like humans, some birds are more inquisitive and bold, whilst others are more cautious or nervous. You will probably find some birds start feeding soon without any problem. Whilst other birds may be very skittish and revisit many times before eventually starting to feed.
What about squirrels?
Typically, window bird feeders are difficult for squirrels to break into or steal food from. This is because these feeders are usually smaller and also accessing a feeder stuck to a window can be more challening for the squirrel. However, as we all know, squirrels are very smart and we would never guarentee them to be 100% squirrel proof.
Should I be worried about Will birds flying into my windows?
Typically, window bird feeders do not usally increase the chance of garden birds flying into windows. It is actually said that window feeders can actually reduce the liklehood as birds will often fly into sparkly, clean windows or windows where they can see a reflection of the sky. By using a window feeder, it is more likley garden birds will approach the feeder cautiously and focus on the feeder and not be confused by any reflection in the glass, especially on a bright sunny day.
What about maintenance?
Window feeders, just like all other types of bird feeder, should ideally be cleaned regularly. This can help get rid of any harmful bacteria which may be lurking on the feeder.
Bird feeders for small birds
In an ideal world, you would want to attract all varities of garden birds and they would all interact harmoniously and each get their fair share of the delicious grub you have provided. However, in reality, this isn't usually the case. Whilst you will usually attract many species of birds, the larger, more aggresive birds like blackbirds, magpies, crows, starlings and parakeets, will often bully the smaller birds and devour all the food for themselves.
Whilst we woudl love to see our garden bird feeders enjoyed by all, we don't often like to see the smaller birds getting left out. Luckily, there are some feeders you can buy which can help redress the balance. This includes the following types of feeder:
Caged bird feeders
Purchasing a good quality caged bird feeder is often the best method of ensuring smaller birds can have peaceful, uninterupted access to the bird food. This type of feeder is essentially a regular feeder that has a metal cage wrapped around it, thus preventing larger birds from gettign in, whilst still being large enough for the smaller types of birds to access. The only downside is that these types of feeders aren't the most aesthetically pleasing and even some smaller birds can be a little hesitant to use them
Niger seed feeders
This is one for all you lovers of the lovely goldfinch! Niger seed is a tiny black thistle type seed that is a incredibly popular with goldfinches. The great thing is that many other larger birds simply don't like Niger seed and would probably rather eat anything else in all honesty. This means that you don't have to buy caged feeders which can look a little unsightly. The only downside is that this seed attracts a limited numbers of smaller birds and the niger seed iteself is expensive to buy, relative to other types of bird food.
Domed bird feeders
These feeders are usually just tray feeders with the addition of a plastic dome that slides up and down the metal rod connecting the base of the beeder to the hook at the top. The great thing is that many of these feeder are adjustable so you can alter the gap between the bottom of the dome and the top of the base of the tray, which allows you to decide which types of birds you want to allow to feed. The downside is that this type of feeder may not be as effective as the caged feeder, but can look less prison like!
SUPPORT OUR NATIVE LITTLE PECKERS
By investing in a hanging wild bird feeder and feeding stations you will be helping wild birds. You will also be inviting a wide range of magnificent birds into your garden. Good quality wild bird food can help the birds survive and thrive when natural sources of food are scarce. This is often during the winter, but shortages can occur all year round, especially in urban areas.
There is nothing better than sitting in the comfort of your home whilst watching the activity at your feeders. With Greenfinches, great tits, blue tits, robins, Bullfinches and many other species to admire, your garden will be simply full of colour and life. Our range includes products from brands such as Gardman, Supa, Jacobi Jayne and Peckish.
BIRD FEEDERS FOR SALE ONLINE
Ordering online with Little Peckers is easy and everything you need will be delivered right to your door. If you require expert advice then our friendly team are always on hand to help you. In addition to our hand-picked collection of the best quality wild bird feeders we are also delighted to offer you great selection of bird tables, nesting boxes, bird baths and a huge range of the highest quality wild bird foods. In short, everything you need and more!
If you would like some further information about bird feeders, then this is a great article to look at.