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Bird Feeders

We have a wide selection of bird feeders for all kinds of garden birds. Whether you like to decorate your garden with seed feeders, suet balls, bird tables or even ground feeders, we've got the bird feeding solution for you.

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Flo Seed Feeder - Green
From £12.95
I Love Robins Hanging Treat Feeder
Bird Lovers™ Fat Ball Feeder (Medium)
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robin perching on I love robins feeder.
From £12.95
National Trust Hanging Bird Feeding Table
Heavy Duty Suet Bites and Mealworm Feeder
Heavy Duty Sunflower Hearts Feeder
Ring-Pull Click™ Niger Feeder - Green
From £22.95
Squirrel Buster® Seed 750ml Bird Feeder
Squirrel Buster® Classic 1.4 Litre Bird Feeder

Do bird feeders make a difference?

Yes! Placing a bird feeder that offers a constant food supply provides several benefits to you and your local wild birds. Wild birds have faced a population decline, and one of the leading causes is the lack of natural food sources that have been replaced by urban development. Bird feeders offer a reliable and easily accessible food source for birds, especially during periods when natural food may be scarce. By offering a variety of foods in different feeders, you can attract a diverse range of bird species to your outdoor space. This enhances biodiversity and provides opportunities to observe and appreciate various birds.

How to attract birds to feeders

  1. Attracting birds to a feeder can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Here are some tips to help you attract wild birds to your feeder:
  2. Choose the Right Feeder: Different bird species have different feeding preferences. Consider using a variety of feeders to attract a diverse range of birds.
    Multiple Feeders and Stations: If possible, set up multiple feeder stations with different types of feeders. This can help reduce competition among birds and attract more to your garden.
  3. Provide a Variety of Food: Different birds have different dietary preferences. Offering a variety of seeds, nuts, and suet can attract a broader range of species.
  4. Choose Quality Bird Seed: Use fresh, high-quality bird seed to attract more birds. Avoid bird mixes with a high percentage of fillers.

Where to hang bird feeders?

Selecting the ideal spot for hanging bird feeders is crucial for drawing in birds and ensuring their safety. Here are some guidelines for placing bird feeders in your garden and outdoor space:

  1. Visibility: Position the feeder where you can easily see it from your home, providing you with a good view of visiting birds. Avoid placing feeders too close to windows to prevent birds from colliding with the glass. If collisions are a concern, consider using window stickers to make the glass more visible to birds.
  2. Proximity to Shelter: Birds prefer feeders that are near high trees or shrubs, where they can quickly retreat to safety if they sense danger. This also gives them a place to perch and observe before approaching the feeder.
  3. Height and Accessibility: Hang feeders at a height that is easily accessible for refilling but not too low so that birds become easy targets for predators. A height of 5 to 6 feet is generally suitable.
  4. Away from Predators: Be mindful of potential predators. Avoid placing feeders too close to structures where cats or other predators may hide and ambush visiting birds.

What is the best feeder to attract birds?

The best bird feeder depends on the types of birds you want to attract and your personal preferences. Here are some popular types of bird feeders, each catering to different bird species:

  1. Seed/Tube Feeders: Suitable for smaller birds like finches and tits. Has multiple feeding ports for birds to access seeds. Protects seeds from the elements and reduces waste.
  2. Peanut Feeders: Typically features mesh or wire design to hold whole peanuts and suet pellets securely. Can attract birds that enjoy peanuts and suet, such as woodpeckers, tits, and nuthatches.
  3. Suet Feeders: Ideal for attracting great-spotted woodpeckers, robins, and other suet-loving birds. Can contain balls, rolls and blocks of suet, a high-energy food source.
  4. Niger Seed Feeders: Designed for finches, such as goldfinches, greenfinches and siskins. Features tiny feeding ports suitable for small beaks. Specifically used for Niger seeds.
  5. Window Feeders: Attaches to windows, providing a close-up view of feeding birds. Generally smaller in size, suitable for smaller bird species.Easy to install and maintain.
  6. Ground Feeders: Attracts all bird species, including larger birds and ground-feeding birds like robins, blackbirds, wrens, and thrushes. Typically, a flat tray is placed on the ground or elevated slightly.
  7. Squirrel Proof Feeders: Equipped with mechanisms to deter squirrels from accessing the bird feed. Helps prevent seed depletion by non-bird visitors.

Why are birds not coming to my feeder?

There could be several reasons why birds may not be using a bird feeder. Here are some common factors to consider:

  • New Feeder: Birds may take some time to discover and trust a new feeder. It might take a few days or even weeks for them to become accustomed to its presence.
  • Feeder Placement: The location of the feeder is crucial. If it's too close to an area with a lot of human activity, birds may feel unsafe. Consider placing the feeder near trees or shrubs where birds can find shelter.
  • Feeder Type: Birds have preferences for certain types of feeders and foods. If you're not attracting the species you want, try a different feeder or experiment with different types of birdseed.
  • Dirty Feeder: Birds may avoid a feeder if it's dirty or contaminated with mould or bacteria. Regularly clean the feeder to ensure it's a hygienic and safe dining spot.
  • Unappealing Food: Birds may not be attracted to the type of food you're offering. Ensure you are using high-quality food that has low amounts of fillers. Experiment with different seeds, nuts, or suet to see what your local bird species prefer.
  • Seasonal Changes: Bird feeding behaviour can change with the seasons. Some species may be more active at feeders during the winter when natural food sources are scarce and the nesting season. There is more natural food in summer and autumn, so birds may be less inclined to visit a feeder.

How long before birds come to a new feeder?

Patience is crucial when introducing a new feeder. It's common for birds to take a few days to a few weeks to find and become accustomed to it. During this time, they may observe it from a distance before feeling comfortable enough to approach and feed. Once they find a reliable source of food, they are likely to become regular visitors. In many cases, birds may discover and start using a new feeder almost immediately, especially if it's easily visible from their natural perches and filled with appealing food.

What time do birds come to feeders?

The timing of bird feeder visits can vary depending on the species of birds and seasonal sunlight hours. Many birds are active in the early morning, making it a prime time for feeder visits. They may be looking for a nutritious breakfast to start their day. The late afternoon, around sunset, can also be a busy time for bird feeders, especially during the colder months. Birds may be seeking a last meal before settling down for the night.

How to clean bird feeders?

Cleaning a bird feeder is essential to maintain a safe and hygienic environment for our feathered friends. Regular cleaning helps prevent the spread of diseases and ensures that the birds have access to uncontaminated food. Click here for a detailed guide on how, why, and when to clean your bird feeders.