We all love to see wildlife thrive in our gardens, it gives us that warm feeling inside that not only have we made our little piece of the world look beautiful but it has also given living creatures comfort, shelter and food. Of all the creatures and crawlies that appear in our gardens I would say that birds are the most seen, Hedgehogs, badgers, foxes etc. generally only come out at night so they are not seen as often, in contrast, birds are predominately seen during the day, having a bite to eat from your feeder or taking a drink on a warm summers day.
There are some simple steps to help improve your garden to attract more birds throughout the year, read my simple guide to help you maximise your gardens bird spotting potential.
Feed the Birds
An obvious yet sometimes overlooked step is to feed the birds, yes some friends have asked me why they don’t see the same kind of birds in their garden, my first response is what do you feed them and they say they don’t!
Don’t have anything why not get yourself a few bird feeders there are plenty of great options out there to buy bird feeders.
Remember though don’t be disheartened if you don’t see birds arriving straight away, be patient and they will start coming they are creatures of habit so it will take time for them to find the tasty feast you have laid out for them.
Not Too Close, Not Too Far
You need to make sure your feeders are not too far from trees or bushes so the birds can swoop down quickly but also not too close either so that Ginger tom cat can hide in them and pounce while they are having a nibble.
Choose The R
It is important to choose the right food for your garden, no point in putting food which is best suited for Robins if Blue tits are more common in your area. Try to identify the birds in your garden and local area that way you can ensure you’re not wasting time and money putting out the wrong type of food.
Keep Bird Feeders, Baths and Tables Clean
It is very important to keep bird tables and feeders clean, birds can easily catch diseases from each other so by keeping your feeders, baths and tables clean you will help prevent any unnecessary contamination.
Birds Drink Too
Birds love a free meal and will come and feast on your offerings but don’t forget water, birds drink too you know. Also, they love to have a bath it helps them keep their feathers in great shape.
So there you have it my 5 simple steps to help you improve your garden to attract more birds throughout the year, hope you find it useful. Please as always leave me a comment below to let me know how you get on and what birds you have seen in your back garden.