Wild Birds Basics

Birdfeeding Advice From The Experts

Which bird feeder styles attract which bird types? Which bird food will attract my favourite bird? Can the seasons affect bird watching? What is the best food for feeding wild birds? Which type of feeder does my favourite bird prefer? Find the answers to your bird watching questions in our bird feeding guide.

Types Of Bird Feeders

Types Of Bird Feeders

Putting up a bird feeder is the easiest way to begin attracting birds to your garden, but the number of bird feeders available can be a little overwhelming. Here is a quick reference guide to the different types of bird feeders and the benefits of each.

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Preferred Bird Food

Preferred Bird Food

Almost as overwhelming as the choice of which feeder to buy is the choice of what food to serve in your feeder. Different species of birds are attracted to different seed types.

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Bird Feeding Tips

Bird Feeding Tips

If this is the first time you have placed a feeder in your garden, you may have to wait several weeks for birds to discover it. It may help if you put a shiny pie dish with some seed in it underneath the feeder to attract birds flying through your garden.

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Seasonal Tips

Seasonal Tips

Bird feeding is a year-round activity, so don't take down your feeders when the weather warms up or you may miss out on adult birds bringing their offspring in the summer to learn how to get to the seeds you provide.

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Videos and Podcasts

Videos and Podcasts

Bird feeding is an easy hobby to begin and continue for a lifetime. Beginners and enthusiasts can learn all about bird feeding and bird watching by visiting our videos and podcasts page.

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City Birding - More species than you think!

Although they may be the majority, pigeons are not the only birds that can be found living in big cities.

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Bird watching has long been a popular hobby in the UK and Europe. Find out all the tips and tricks to bird watching and how to get the most enjoyment from it!

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