Discover how to care for the birds that visit your garden. Browse our guides that cover all things bird care, from injuries to hygiene.
Learn everything there is to know about buying the right feeder, cleaning it and how to get birds to feed from it.
Get advice on the best food to feed birds with to help them survive, thrive and multiply! From straight foods to mixtures, discover more about your favourites' favourites.
Find out where to put your nesting box and how to keep it in good condition for many successful nesting seasons.
Discover our best practice for feeding birds. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned bird feeder, there's still plenty to learn.
Finding the right area in your garden to hang bird feeders will give your hungry visitors the confidence to feast in peace. It also helps preserve the freshness of their food and ensures they are safe from predators. Enjoy our helpful guide for tips on where to hang your bird feeders to keep your garden friends happy and secure so they can enjoy mealtime.
Spring is challenging for wild garden birds, going about their daily lives building nests and foraging for food for their hungry chicks. However, it’s also a great time to see them coming to the bird feeders in your garden as they stock up on supplies to keep themselves energised and their hatchlings’ bellies full. Find out how to feed birds and give them what they need for the busy spring feeding period with our spring bird feeding guide!
Knowing how to stop squirrels stealing bird food will make feeding time more enjoyable for your garden visitors and reduce the mess left for you to clean up. And since squirrels can come to visit your feeders, stuff their cheeks and scare your garden birds away, keeping them well away from your birds’ food should be a top priority.
Widely known as the gardener’s friend, the robin has been known to perch upon a wheelbarrow or a spade, hoping to grab a grub or worm you might dig up from the soil. And although they enjoy their natural nibbles, robins love seeds, nuts and fruits commonly found in quality bird food. For this reason, we put only the best ingredients in our birdseed mixes to keep robins returning for more!
If you have recently decided that it’s time to add a bird feeder to your garden or that it's time for an upgrade, then you have come to the right place!
Birds are superb nest builders and are masters of survival. So, if you offer them a safe and secure nesting spot, they will quickly claim it. It won’t take long before wild birds move in and call your garden home if you have placed nesting boxes in suitable locations, if there is tasty food on offer, and if your garden offers a welcoming environment where they feel safe.
Few things are as pleasing as seeing a robin hopping around in your garden. With their bright and fluffy redbreasts and cheerful song, robins are a trademark of the UK winter garden, bringing cheer to even the frostiest mornings. So, to return the favour for them gracing us with their presence, we offer some advice on what to feed robins and the best way to serve them their snacks.
One of the joys of feeding wild birds is that once you start providing them with food, they realise you are helping them out and will keep returning for more. Knowing how often you need to feed them and how frequently you should refill your bird feeders depends on the season and how hungry they are.
Watching wild birds feast and frolic in your garden is fun for you and the whole family, but have you ever wondered how you attract birds to a new bird table? Knowing where to place your feeding table and what to serve up at mealtimes is easy, and we have some tips below that will help.
Wild birds in the UK need help during the winter, their natural food sources are low, and less daylight means they have less time to forage. On top of this, it is cold outside, and they need all the help they can get to keep warm. So, what do you feed garden birds in winter? By providing them with quality bird food, we can offer them much need fats and nutrients to help them overcome the challenges of winter.
How you store your bird food is important, so you can be sure the food is fresh and safe for your garden visitors to eat. We have written up this blog post explaining how to store bird seed and we also talk about the best practices required to ensure your food is safe for birds to eat.
Throughout the year wild birds will eat mainly bugs, flies and fruits that they find in nature combined with nuts and seeds that we provide for them. For this reason, it’s important we are offering them nutritious, high-quality foods that help them with their busy lifestyles.
We all regularly see birds feasting and foraging in different locations, high and low - but the thought of why they do this rarely crosses most people’s minds. Birds like thrushes, house sparrows and robins prefer to stay at ground level when eating, while other species swoop towards hanging feeders or go farther into the treetops. Why is this? And will placing bird feeders higher up encourage more wild birds to visit your garden?
If you find yourself looking out at empty feeders in your garden and wondering why birds don’t come to feed in your garden, stick around, because we are going to go through some of the reasons.
Using a bird table to feed garden birds is a great way to offer a wide range of seeds, nuts and grains to the birds. It is a simple and easy way to attract a wide range of birds to your garden, without having to give much thought to specific feeders for specific nuts or seeds.