Wild Bird Feeding with Seed Feeders

One of the easiest ways to attract wild birds to your garden is to hang a seed feeder. Perky-Pet® offers an extensive line of seed feeders that can be divided into four main types of bird feeder: lantern feeders, squirrel proof feeders, tube feeders, and Sip and Seed feeders - which allow you to offer both water and seed from one bird feeder.

Different types of feeders are designed for different types of birds and/or seed, and in some cases water. Read on to see what feeders would best suit your garden needs.

  • Sip and Seed

  • Squirrel Proof

  • Tube

  • Lantern

Sip and Seed

How to Attract More Birds and Save Money

Believe it or not, providing water for wild birds is just as important as providing seed. Birding is an extremely popular hobby in the UK and Europe, so there are many birders out there always on the lookout for new ideas about bird feeding and how to attract more birds.

However, rough economic times can be difficult on many of us who love our hobbies but do not want to give them up. The cost of bird seed is leaving some hobbyists baffled as to how they can continue to enjoy birding without breaking the bank. Water is plentiful, inexpensive, and it attracts just as many birds, if not more, than seed.

It has been shown that a water source in your garden is a simple and effective way of drawing in birds.
Birds need water for not only drinking, but also for cleaning their feathers so they can fly properly. By providing a fresh source of water, you can attract many species of birds that may otherwise fly on by.

Birds need water to survive, and, in fact, some birds that normally would not visit gardens for seed will visit for water. Birds use water for various reasons, not just for quenching their thirst. Water is used for bathing, cleaning feathers, and to remove parasites. A supply of water also increases the value of a garden habitat – providing an all-inclusive retreat for birds and a perfect setting to observe their behaviour.

Have you seen the Sip and Seed feeders? The Sip and Seeds feature a technology which allows for a 3-way use – seed and water, seed only, or water only. In today’s economy many commodities have increased in cost - bird seed included. Still, birding enthusiasts everywhere can continue their hobby without much interruption by providing a lower cost resource such as water.

The Sip and Seed feeders are the latest, most convenient feeders for bird hobbyists. A pair of glass or plastic tubes, complete with designer facets, hangs perpendicular from a decorative copper hook. The Garden Sip and Seed would complete any bird-friendly environment, as well as adding a nice touch of style.

Remember water is important, but don’t stop feeding these feathered friends. Think of food alternatives such as mealworms, peanuts, citrus fruits, or plant a few shrubs that produce berries for birds to feed from. Evergreen holly, viburnum or crab apples are all good options.

A fresh water supply is crucial for birds, not just as a place to drink, but also to keep clean. For this reason, a water supply will draw in birds that do not eat seed, and that you would not normally see with a bird feeder alone.

If you have the space available to hang or mount a bird bath, this would be the perfect addition to your garden. But you can use any large shallow container (such as a pan or bowl) instead. Bird baths, like your bird feeders, should be cleaned regularly to keep a safe, disease-free environment for your feathered friends.

WildBirdFeeders.co.uk is your leading online source for wild bird feeders, feeder accessories, and bird baths. We offer the broadest and deepest set of quality bird feeders to make your wild bird watching experience even more enjoyable!

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