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.
Bird baths are a delightful addition to your outdoor space and an essential water source for birds, attracting them to your garden. Bird baths can naturally accumulate dirt, algae, and debris over time, becoming unclean and potentially dangerous for your frequent visitors. But by following our step-by-step guide on how to clean a bird bath, you will maintain a healthy and inviting environment for all the wild birds flocking to your garden.
Birds are fascinating creatures that grace our skies and gardens with their colourful plumage and melodic songs. If you’re a bird enthusiast like us and enjoy watching them feed, you might have wondered about their feeding habits. Because understanding what time of day birds feed in the UK will help you provide food at the right time to enhance your bird-watching experience. Keep reading to explore the general feeding patterns of birds in the UK, so you don’t miss a moment of the action!
We often see people asking, “What can you feed birds from your kitchen?” Perhaps you have run out of bird food and have hungry robins and wrens waiting for their breakfast or a flock of songbirds singing for their afternoon snack! Knowing what you can feed birds from your kitchen pantry in times like this will satisfy their rumbling tummies.
The ideal height for a bird table should be between 120 – 180cm off the ground. The higher a bird table is from the ground, the harder it will be for cats to approach unnoticed. But you don’t want it too high, making it harder for you to reach. The best place in your garden is somewhere that gives birds the best visibility and is at a height that’s easy for you to clean and refill.
Knowing what bird seed attracts the most wild birds will ensure you get plenty of visitors fluttering around your garden and feasting on your treats day after day. But with so many options available, we understand it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming when deciding what seed will bring the most birds to your garden. So below, we share some expert advice on what bird seed attracts what birds to your bird feeders.
The best seeds for feeding wild birds are the ones that give them a range of energising nutrients and healthy fats to help them go about their busy lives without anything unnecessary added into the mix. High-quality filler-free mixtures and straights are the only way to ensure they get all the goodness they need, and that’s why here at Birdkind, we only sell the best quality bird food that we know birds love!
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.