Birds are abundant in the UK all year round. If you’re looking to attract more birds to your garden, bird feeders are a simple and effective option. Available in a range of styles and suitable for a variety of foods, you’re certain to be spoilt for choice.
Nuts and seeds make a perfect meal for wild birds and are sure to attract a variety of species. Robins, blackbirds, sparrows, blue tits and other species native to the UK are particularly fond of niger and sunflower seeds. Multi-seed mixes are also available to provide a wider choice.
Fat balls and suet blocks are a wonderful addition to any bird’s diet, particularly in the colder months, when birds rely on gardeners for sustenance. Bird feeders tailored to suet blocks and fat balls are a perfect way to make sure that birds are well fed, while also maintaining a mess-free garden.
Other nutritious options include mealworms, coconut halves and cereal balls. Always hang bird feeders securely, in areas that are out of reach of predators and that allow birds to view their surroundings easily. To create a truly bird-friendly environment, combine your bird feeder with a selection of nest boxes and bird tables.