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
Snowdrops

Garden Jobs For January

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

Long-Tailed Tit

Long-Tailed Tit

Distinctive pink, and black colouring and tail longer than its body. Gather in excitable flocks of about 20 birds. High-pitched twittering contact calls make will get them noticed.

Waxwing

Waxwing

Plump crested birds that arrive in the UK for winter from Scandinavia. Travel in large flocks looking for trees with plenty of berries.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Striking black, white and red colours. Bouncing flight but spends most of its time clinging to trees. Loud call and distinctive drumming sound. Will venture into gardens in search of food.

Bird garden essentials

All you need to attract birds to your garden this winter
Tree Sparrow
Bird Table With Nut Feeder

Bird Table With Built In Feeder

A versatile wooden bird table with an integrated nut feeder.

Urban Bird Feeder

Urban Bird Feeder

A beautiful bird feeder that would look at home in any contemporary or modern garden.

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’.

Robin Teapot Nester

Robin Teapot Nester

Made from frost-resistant ceramic, this open-fronted bird box that looks like an old teapot is designed to attract robins.

Fat Balls

Fat Balls For Birds

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

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