A Bird Friendly Garden

It is quite simple to create a bird friendly garden with just a little time and effort. Many birds that used to be commonly seen in UK gardens such as house sparrows and blackbirds are decreasing in numbers so by making your garden a haven for birds you can help reverse that decline.

Great Tits At Bird Feeder

Things to think about are the types of plants you grow in your garden, providing food, water and shelter for birds, a place where they can nest and raise their young, and keeping predators out.

If you have children getting them involved with planning and making your garden bird friendly is a great way of introducing them to nature and teaching them to take care of the environment.

By turning your garden into a small-scale, bird friendly “nature reserve” you can really make a difference to local bird populations. And of course you will get the enjoyment of seeing more birds and different species in your garden.

Bird Box In A Garden

Design inspiration

Ideas to create a perfect home for birds and wildlife

This month

Things to do and birds to look out for in your garden
Diary
Tulips

Garden Jobs For April

Jobs to do in your garden this month to attract birds and wildlife.

Blue Tit

Blue Tit

Small and acrobatic, visits trees, shrubs and bird tables. Bright blue cap surrounded by white with blue wings and tail and yellow underside.

Chaffinch

Chaffinch

One of the UK’s commonest breeding birds. Patterned plumage helps it blend into the background. Will usually hear their loud calls before you see them.

Siskin

Siskin

Small lively finch with a forked tail and long, narrow bill. In breeding season can be spotted in the tops of trees in Scotland and Wales. In winter they can also be seen in England.

Bird garden essentials

All you need to attract birds to your garden this winter
Tree Sparrow
Blue Tit

Fledgling Bird Food

Nutritious bird seed mix for parents and baby birds.

Bird Table With Nut Feeder

Bird Table With Built In Feeder

A versatile wooden bird table with an integrated nut feeder.

Sparrow Flats

Sparrow Flats

Provide a home for sparrows who like to nest in colonies.

Echoes Bird Bath

Echoes Glazed Bird Bath

The Echoes glazed, ceramic bird bath is inscribed with a stanza from William Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’.

Fat Balls

Fat Balls For Birds

Give birds an extra treat during winter and breeding season with these high energy fat balls.

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NHS Robin

NHS & Key Worker Charity Greeting Cards

We Salute You - £1 for every pack sold will be donated to help NHS staff and key workers.