Browse our expert wild bird related advice with everything you need to know about feeding and caring for UK garden birds.
When to clean out bird nest boxes
The best time to clean out bird nesting boxes is when you know there are definitely no birds living inside. To help with this, we have a few tips to ensure you don’t spook potential occupants, and we also offer some helpful advice on how to clean them and prepare them for the next family that arrives in spring.
Where should nesting boxes be placed?
Most people already have an idea of where they want to place nesting boxes in their garden before buying them. However, there are a few things to consider before deciding where to put them. And this leads to the question – “Where should nesting boxes be placed?”. Thankfully, we have a few helpful tips that explain where it is best to place your nesting boxes so your regular visitors have an area in your garden to call home.
What not to feed wild birds
If you love watching birds fluttering about with excitement in your garden or at the park when there’s food on offer, chances are that you will have given them some of your leftovers at some point. And while some foods from our kitchen are fine to offer to birds, many of these foods cause them more harm than good. So here, we look at what not to feed wild birds and suggest what you can give them instead!
How to choose wild bird food
Bird food mixtures are the most popular food to offer wild birds, but there are many types of bird food and not all of them will appeal to all the birds that visit your garden. Understanding how to choose wild bird food for your local birds will ensure they’re getting the most nutritious food available and can help encourage even more species to feast at your feeders.
How to feed robins in the garden
Robins are a beautiful UK native bird and when they glide into view, their appearance pleases everyone. They are a cute sight in any garden, coming close to humans while they scout for something to eat. What exactly are they looking for and what should you be feeding robins?
Nesting Boxes: choosing the right nesting box
Choosing the right nesting box for the wild birds is important for the birds. It also gives you more insight into the species you can expect to see visiting your garden. For instance, most wild birds use nesting boxes for raising their young, but did you know some bird species will live in a nest box all year round? We also advise on where to place nesting boxes, what birds a nesting box attracts and the ideal sizes for certain species.
Wild bird feeders: what feeders to choose
Choosing the right bird feeder for your garden can be tricky and we’re here to help you decide on what’s best for your feathered visitors. Bird feeders are a convenient way to feed wild birds and this post explains their benefits to help you understand what feeders are ideal for you. After all, feeding wild birds is great for their habitat and is fun for you and all the family.
What do birds eat?
Aside from worms, bugs, and the seeds we give them, you can’t help but wonder “what else do wild birds like to eat?” This post looks at the importance of natural and supplementary foods that are often overlooked. And we also aim to help answer a common question – “what do birds eat?”
How to store your bird food
Knowing how to store your bird food will help to keep your food fresher for longer and safer for the birds. You can read our quick tips and discover everything you need to know about storing bird food.
How to clean your bird feeders
Maintaining the cleanliness of your bird feeders is highly important. An unclean feeder can cause a range of problems for the birds and their food. Read more on our blog