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#1 2022-04-29 10:42:40

Registered: 2022-04-27
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Again, this shrub attracts plenty of insects for adult birds feeding their chicks.A great native shrub for a garden as it can be cut down in early spring to produce attractive red stems for the following winter.The black berries are eaten by many birds including finches, robins, pigeons, thrushes and starlings.Mature ivy has a mass of very late ripening berries when many other natural food sources have been depleted.Garden birds, especially song thrushes and wood pigeons, enjoy these.There is also plenty of shelter for nests and roosting when this useful climber is grown up against a fence or wall.There are a good range of non-native shrubs and trees that produce colourful, nutritious berries for your garden birds, supplying them with winter food as well as nest sites and shelter.The herringbone cotoneaster is a must-have for autumn colour in even the smallest garden.It produces masses of red berries plus sheltered nesting and roosting sites when grown against a wall.Blackbirds and thrushes will defend this shrub vigorously to make sure they get all the berries.Mistle thrushes, blackbirds, nuthatches, starlings and waxwings strip the berries in autumn.The orange berries are devoured by finches, sparrows, starlings, blackcaps and song thrushes; the white spring flowers buzz with small insects and it has good nesting places.This spiky evergreen shrub is ideal for a hedge or bird friendly corner.It has lots of bright orange bee-attracting flowers in spring and bunches of blue berries for blackbirds, thrushes and waxwings in autumn.Its also a favourite roosting place in harsh weather and provides excellent protected nest sites.Advertisement Planting a sweet, early ripening eating apple this month is an excellent way of providing food for your garden birds.Early varieties such as beauty of bath or discovery dont keep well, so pick and eat what you need and leave the rest for your blackbirds, song and mistle thrushes, chaffinches, redwings and fieldfares.Our guides provide a brief overview of each bird, their diet, characteristics and habitats.We hope you will find these guides useful.Once you have created a haven for birds in your garden you can sit back and watch them flourish.Bird feeding is very popular in Britain, over half of adults in the UK feed birds in their garden.The arrival of birds can completely transform your garden, turning it into a haven for all sorts of stunning and brightly coloured birds.Observing and feeding birds in your garden can be extremely rewarding, especially if you are able to see birds flourish and help towards the conservation of these wonderful creatures.You dont need a big budget to start viewing birds in your garden.All you need to do is provide food and water and set aside some time to sit and watch them.TOP BIRD FOOD INCLUDES SUNFLOWER HEARTS , peanuts, FAT BALLS , suet and bird mixtures.Watching birds in your back garden is one of the cheapest hobbies you can find.Leaving food for birds in your garden can help them to survive difficult periods where there is a lack of food or particularly severe weather.You can feed birds in your garden all year round, although there may be certain times of the year where they dont need as much help.Dont expect birds to come flocking to your garden as soon as you start to put food out.You might not be able to watch them from a window at first as they may get startled and fly off.Gradually, as they get used to your presence you should be able to get a closer look.If you want to observe birds in your garden then you have something that will appeal to them.Its not particularly difficult to attract birds to your garden, the main thing you need is bird food and a feeding post.Providing nesting boxes and fresh water will also help to bring a wide range of birds to your backyard.Birds like to preen and wash their feathers in b bird baths and also have the occasional drink.


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