Wild bird feeding station.
Feeding wild birds is a vocation shared by many people, the ability to encourage wild birds into your garden and even select certain species, like Goldfinch and Bulfinch so you gain the beauty of their magnificent colours during the breeding season is a wonderful thing to be able to do and in order to feed wild birds in your garden you will need a wild bird feeding station.
There are several wild bird feeding stations to select from in our on line shop and they range in price from the basic at £16.99 to the complete feeding system with pole, hooks and feeders all included for £34.99. We also sell poles and feeding hooks as separate items, so you can make up your own wild bird feeding station.
If you want to encourage Goldfinches in to your garden then you need to offer Niger seed
as they will feed on that as well as ordinary wild bird food. With the Niger seed you need a special type of feeder, this is because the Niger seed is very fine, it looks a little like tea, so if you tried to feed it through a normal wild bird feeder, it would all flow out onto the floor. Niger seed feeders are designed with tiny holes above perches so the birds can just peck out the tiny seeds. Also Goldfinches like to feed at 90 degrees to the feeder, so usually Niger seed feeders have straight perches, but you can also buy perch rings to fit on normal wild bird feeders, they are small plastic rings that allow the birds to choose their own position and this will encourage more varied species to your wild bird feeders.
Another type of feeder you will be needing is the peanut feeder. This will encourage Nuthatch, Woodpecker and Blue Tits to your wild bird feeding station
. Alas, peanuts are also a favorite food of the Grey Squirrel and so you might like to consider a squirrel proof feeder, such as the Squirrel Buster range
, these ensure the birds get to eat your peanuts for wild birds and the squirrel gets nothing except embarrassment and so goes for someone else's wild bird food.
Of course you will need a wild bird food seed feeder, this can take many of the seed mixes, for standard mix with wheat, right up to bespoke mixes like supreme high energy mix that only contain suet and mealworms
etc. It depends on how often you like to replenish the wild bird seed in your feeders, as to how big the bird feeder needs to be, they range from two port feeders right up to the ten port tower feeder.
Water is an essential factor for your wild garden birds. Water trays come in many sizes and shapes and you can choose whether you want it on your wild bird feeding station pole, or if you prefer, you can use a bird bath. This allows the birds to have a drink as well as a bath and you get to watch them splashing around in the water.
Suet for wild birds is another type of food that you can feed on your wild bird feeding station
. There are several types of suet bird food to choose from. Suet balls, suet pellets, suet blocks and you can feed suet for birds in many different ways. A suet block feeder or suet ball feeder are two examples.
Finally, you will need to cater for the ground feeding birds like Blackbirds, Robins and Thrushes. This is a tray feeder, made from mesh so the food does not say wet for long, it is best to only put out enough food for one day at a time so you don't get the food mouldy nor do you encourage rodents to your bird feeding station.
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