Wild Bird Feeding Tips
Bird feeding can help bird through the colder seasons and help them to survive harsh weather conditions. However, birds can benefit from extra food all year round. It’s also lovely to be able to attract beautiful birds to your garden. You can watch them enjoy the that you put out for them. Watching birds in your garden is extremely relaxing and therapeutic.
Bird feeding has been popular in Britain for years, over half of UK adults feed birds in their garden. Providing food for birds will help you to see them up close, birds usually stay far away from humans in the wild.
If you are new to bird feeding then here are some helpful tips to get you started.
- Make sure you put your bird feeder somewhere convenient so that you can change the feed easily.
- Put your feeder in an open, well lit area of your garden. This way you can see the birds when they land on the feeder and it’s in an area that the sun can get to. Some birds like to perch and warm up in the sun.
- Make sure there is cover nearby for the birds so that they can take shelter from predators easily.
- Clean your bird feeder on a regular basis to maintain good hygiene This will prevent it from spreading disease and keep it nice and clean for the birds. It will also prevent mould and mildew from building up.
- Make sure you clean your feeders outside, don’t bring them into your house.
- Add a bird bath to your garden to attract more birds.
- Don’t place your bird feeder too close to a window or birds might accidentally fly into it and injure themselves.
- Offer a range of different bird feed to attract a wide selection of birds.
- Stick to bird feed such as or , as other types of human food can be harmful to birds. Avoid bread, chocolate and leftover food.
- Place feeders at different levels as some bird prefer feeders in different places such as ground level or on tree trunks.
- There are lots of different bird feeders available to buy for your garden. Try placing a range of feeders around your garden. to view our range of bird feeders.
- Some of the birds you will most likely see in your garden include Robins, Starlings, House Sparrows, Bluetits, Collared Doves and Greenfinches.
- Keep an eye on how much food you are putting out and how quickly the birds are eating it. If you have food left out for too long remember to put less out next time.