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Wild Bird Advice - Page 2

Published 2nd February 2021

Should bird feeders be used in summer

Offer food to common garden birds in feeders over the summer months, as they do come to depend on it so to remove them could have repercussions.

Published 1st February 2021

Nest box HEIGHT from FLOOR guide

Depending on the wild bird species you wish to attract to nest in your garden; it could be on average 2 to 4 metres off the ground, but rarely higher.

Published 31st January 2021

Best wood for bird boxes

Best wood to build or buy a bird box in would be Oak, Cedar, Fir or Birch; whereas Pine can be used on the cheap with Ply making up for unseen areas.

Published 30th January 2021

How to stop birds from nesting in garden

How to stop birds from nesting in gardens would require mesh netting to cover up a tree or hedgerow to prevent access.

Published 29th January 2021

What bird feeders should I use

The only hanging bird feeders you should use in the garden would be one or two of a fat ball, seed and peanut feeder - with an option for an open tray.

Published 28th January 2021

Best size HOLE for birdhouse

Don't limit common garden birds who use bird houses to only a few, when you can open up the possibility of attracting far more with use of a 32mm hole size.

Published 27th January 2021

Do Wrens use nest boxes

Wrens are big users of wooden bird boxes setup in our gardens, but it can depend highly on a quiet, peaceful location with zero disturbance in the garden.

Published 26th January 2021

Do birds actually use bird baths

Birds do use bird baths believe it or not, even though you haven't witnessed it before, you just need to create safe conditions as a reason to use it.

Published 25th January 2021

Should I put nesting material in a bird box

You really shouldn't take the trouble of putting any nesting material in your bird box, it can be tempting with an empty box, but allow nature to take its course.

Published 24th January 2021

Do Blackbirds feed from bird tables

Blackbirds won't mind using a bird table as it happens, but it needs to cater to them by using the correct feed, including berries, raisins and seeds.