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Wild Bird Advice - Page 9

Published 25th June 2019

What birds use bird boxes

Up to 22 British birds will nest in a bird box setup by you; with Robins and Wrens, Tits and Sparrows all likely to nest over other species.

Published 23rd June 2019

Hanging bird feeder from tree

Take care of your garden tree when hanging off a bird feeder from a branch; don't use nails or screws, but rather a rope or metal hook.

Published 23rd June 2019

Hole size for Bluetit box

If setting up a bird box to attract Blue Tits to nest, only use one with an entrance hole that has a 25mm radius, or a little smaller if you can.

Published 22nd June 2019

Do window nest boxes work?

You're unlikely to succeed bringing wild birds to nest or roost in a window bird box, so whether its worth your effort is another matter.

Published 21st June 2019

Bird feeder placement guide

Bird feeder placement guide that details where you should locate all types of feeders and why, well offering a few ideas along the way.

Published 21st June 2019

Which way should a bird box face

Face bird boxes in the direction away from the sun towards the north/east, always out of sunlight with lots of shade with cover from trees.

Published 19th June 2019

Where to site a bird box

Bird box location is vital for attracting the right species; it should be within reach to clean, but high enough to keep it safe from predators.

Published 18th June 2019

Should I put anything in my bird box

You can put materials in your bird box but its not nessessery; but if you do, build up a 2 to 3 inch foundation of leaves, grass and soft bark.

Published 17th June 2019

Where to put a bird bath

Site your bird bath where birds are likely to take to it in the garden; keep it close to overflowing plants but still within in a quiet spot.

Published 14th June 2019

Keeping squirrels out of feeders

Keep squirrels out of the bird feeder by following our simple solutions; well challenging it is possible to keep them out of reach from the food.