5 Wiggly Top tips to get you started with Birdfeeding

Feeding birds can be a rewarding and enjoyable activity that also helps support local wildlife. Here are five top tips to consider when starting to feed the birds:

  1. Choose Appropriate Feed: Different bird species have varying dietary preferences. Select a variety of birdseed, nuts, and suet that cater to the types of birds you want to attract. Black sunflower seeds are a popular option as they attract a wide range of bird species – we also have fab seed mixes which cater to a large number of species.
  2. Use Quality Feeders: Invest in well-designed, sturdy bird feeders that are easy to clean and maintain - Make sure the feeders are suitable for the type of food you’re offering. View our range of feeders here
  3. Placement and Safety: Position feeders in a safe and accessible location. Place them at least 5-10 feet away from windows to prevent bird collisions. Ensure there’s a clear line of sight for predators to be spotted by the birds, such as placing feeders near trees or shrubs.
  4. Regular Cleaning: Clean your bird feeders and bird baths regularly to prevent the spread of diseases among the birds. Use a mild solution of bleach and water to disinfect feeders, and rinse them thoroughly before refilling. Empty and clean bird baths every few days to prevent algae growth.
  5. Provide Fresh Water: Birds need water not only for drinking but also for bathing. Place a shallow bird bath or water source near your feeders. Make sure to change the water frequently to keep it clean and fresh.

Bonus Tip: Be Patient: It might take some time for birds to discover your feeders. Be patient and consistent in refilling them. Once birds find a reliable food source, they are likely to return regularly.

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