A guide to attracting garden birds
Gardens of all size are perfect retreats for a wide variety of fascinating birds; you may be surprised how many species that will visit your garden on a daily basis.
Some of our best-known birds visit our gardens such as blackbirds, house sparrows and robins. During the summer months, visitors such as house martins and swifts fly north to breed. During the winter season, you are likely to find bramblings, redwings and fieldfares.
Garden birds are easier to observe compared to more reserved birds that stick to the countryside. It’s important to take care of the birds that visit your garden by providing shelter, food and water and in return, you will be able to observe their avian activity.
By situating a bird table with the correct feed, greenfinches and blue tits will become permanent fixtures to your garden.
Due to the loss of the countryside from overdevelopment, a garden provides a vital habitat for birds. Pesticides mean less feed and a loss of hedgerow has deprived nesting sites, it’s vital to help our garden birds as well much as possible to prevent a decline in numbers. With a little effort, we can all contribute to improving the well-being of our local bird life.