By encouraging wild birds to visit your garden you will improving the ambiance of your outside space. You will be able to view a variety of interesting and colourful species and to observe their behaviour. Better still, you will be helping our native birds to survive and thrive. By providing food for the birds you will be sure to make your garden a magnet for feathered visitors. A Bird table is a fabulous investment for your garden.
You can use your wild bird table to offer wild bird seed, sunflower hearts, peanuts, food scraps and other treats. Bird tables are particularly attractive to birds which dislike hanging from feeders. They also provide an alternative to your feeder so there isn't too much competition for the food.
Protecting Your Bird Table
Birds are vulnerable to predators when feeding and their food will be of interest to squirrels. You can prevent cats and squirrels from scaling the table by fitting a baffle to the upright. You could also consider encasing the upright in plastic piping or wrapping thorny pants around it. Cats dislike the smell of citrus and so a little citronella or orange peel will help to deter them.
Locating Your Wild Bird Table
Wild birds will not favour bird tables which leave them feeling vulnerable to attack. It is preferable to locate your bird table in a sheltered area of the garden close to trees and bushes which will provide some cover for the birds. They then have somewhere to wait whilst they check that the coast is clear and to flee to if danger arrives.
Maintain a Clean Environment
You should ensure that your bird table is kept as clean and hygienic as possible to prevent the spread of disease. Clean your table regularly and remove uneaten food before it goes off.
Wild Bird Tables at Little Peckers
You will discover fabulous wild bird tables here at Little Peckers and at the best prices. We price to please so that you can always feed the wild birds in your garden without breaking the bank. You will also find a superlative range of high quality wild bird mixes, wild bird seeds and peanuts at the lowest prices so your bird table will always be well-stocked.