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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 24th June 2019

Can wild birds eat cat food

Feed fresh wet or dry cat food to wild birds in your garden; high in nutritional value while offering a much needed source of fat in times of need.

Published 24th June 2019

Can wild birds eat raisins?

Dozen or so garden birds enjoy dried fruits out in the wild, so will take to raisins, sultanas and currants if offered to them in the feeding tray.

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 22nd June 2019

Can birds eat rice

Feed cooked unsalted rice to a variety of birds in your garden; well pigeons, doves and occasionally seagulls would only touch uncooked.

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 20th June 2019

Can wild birds eat oranges

Wild birds can eat oranges with massive health benefits; present an orange half or slice impaled on a railing, pole or under the bird table.