We use cookies to provide you with best experience on our website, as well as the use of a shopping cart.
By continuing to use our website, you agree to our cookie policy which can be found here.
Blog Categories
Latest Posts
Feeding painted ladies!
Feeding painted ladies!
25/01/2020 0

Dawn Chorus in January?
Dawn Chorus in January?
06/01/2020 0

See your birds up close
See your birds up close
05/11/2019 0

It's Hedgehog time again!
It's Hedgehog time again!
21/09/2019 0

Year of the Poppy
Year of the Poppy
24/07/2019 0

Latest Comments
Welcome to our new web site
Emily Scarratt

Watching wildlife tips

Posted by British Bird Food 08/06/2013 0 Comment(s)
Carrying on from the last blog, how to watch wildlife in your garden.  Now you have a wild bird feeding station set up in your garden in a place that is suited for the birds to feel safe when they eat the wild bird food you put out for them. You can experiment with the bird food, we described the types of food in the last blog, you will be able to find many types of mixed bird food and straight food like peanuts or sunflower hearts. try a small amount of each one until you get the best results for your garden. Once you have found their favorite food you will be able to record which species come to your  feeder, take photographs (and send them in to us for inclusion in our photo gallery) and look unusual ones up in reference books. Next thing to think about is attracting birds to stay with you for the season. A nest box that is used is a fantastic thing to watch, the birds work so hard, building their nest, then rearing young. They constantly go back and forth filling their beaks with all sorts of food and nesting material. So, how to set about fixing up a nest box. First thing to decide is what sort of birds you are aiming to attract in to your nest box. Spending time watching the birds that come to your feeder and you will soon know which is the most popular to your garden. Different birds require different nest boxes and different openings, so once again you have to do a little research, take a look at the range of bird nest boxes we have at British Bird Food. The location of your nest box is critical, it needs to be high enough to be away from ground predators, not so high it catches the wind, so about 1.5 meters is right and facing North East (to give the best temperature during the summer months) . Fix it any time of the year, but before winter is best, so it is weathered in for the next season. Leave nesting material around the garden or bird feeding area. Don't go near the nest box until you are sure it is empty at the end of the season, December onwards you can take the nest box down and clean it. If you want to see what is going on in the nest box, then get a camera system, or buy a camera nest box. camera nest boxtime lapse camera

Leave a Comment