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What birds eat during the winter

What birds eat over the winter very much depends on the food that is available in the wild and also the food that us bird lovers put out for them as a tasty feast. Over the winter months, many of the insects and fruits that are available through nature are not available. However, birds still require energy to be able to stay warm and survive in the most difficult time of the year.  How Birds Feed in the Winter Over the winter birds will often move around to find the best food around. Although, with winter, also comes harsh conditions and the availability of food can be scarce. Whilst many birds survive a normal winter, during periods of severe cold weather, it can lead to multiple...

Best Bird Feeders for Your Garden

Choosing the best bird feeder for your garden shouldn't be a difficult task. After all, you will be looking for a product that is going to give you many years of enjoyment as well as helping out the local wildlife around your home. It can feel a little overwhelming when buying your first bird feeder for the garden. A good place to start is to understand the different types of seeds that are available and which ones you might want to offer. Once you have decided on the seed, you can then begin to think about which feeder you will want to match it with. In this article, we have included some of our favourite feeders that are available today. Some things you will want to...

Different Types of Bird Seed for the Garden

Choosing the right bird seed is very important if you want to attract a variety of birds to your garden. Depending on where you live, will have an influence on the type of birds that will visit your garden. However, bird seed can also play a part in encouraging birds into your garden and the type of seed that is offered will have an impact on the birds that visit. And example of this is the type of seed offered. A singular seed can often have a very targeted impact on the birds that visit or a blended 'mixed seed' will often cater for many species of bird. However if you are looking to buy specific types of birds seed, here are some important facts to...

Tips on Where to Buy Birdseed

Buying birdseed for your garden can be a challenge whether you have years of experience or you're just starting out. Quite often you will find that there is lots of choice, a vast range in price and all type of different quantities on offer.  There are many places to buy birdseed in the UK and sometimes it can be difficult to know where is the best place. Sometimes it depends on the type of transportation you have as some of the packs come in 25kg bags. Clearly if you were travelling by bus, this would not be the best type of birdseed to buy. Here in the UK, birdseed is generally available to buy from the following places:  Garden Centres Supermarkets Discount Stores Market Stalls Online...

Must Have Swimming Pools for the Garden this Summer

There is no doubt about it that a swimming pool in the summer is just amazing fun! When you just cannot escape the heat, having a dunk in some water just takes the edge off. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen too often in Britain but we have been known to have some really hot summers and sometimes for weeks on end. However, some of our gardens are just not big enough for an unground pool and they come at a vast expense both to install and maintain. Instead, overground pools can serve just as good a purpose and for a fraction of the price What to think about when choosing your pool Safety Safety is one...

Outdoor Heating – A Complete Guide

With summer just around the corner, many of us will be thinking about what outdoor heating we will want in our gardens. Essentially there are four main choices of heating to choose from: Fire pitsChiminea Electric heatingGas heating Each of the three different types of outdoor heating have their own benefits and drawbacks. Some will require fuel that is readily available from most stores and others you will need to go to specialist stores to purchase, gas for example. There are also other factors to consider such as how much they cost to run. The cost of running a gas heater will generally stay the same. However, wood may be cheaper for some people...

How To Make Home Made Bird Feeders

Let's be honest, we all love having birds in the garden. They really are a delight. From the sounds on a spring morning and the background noise of a relaxing summer's afternoon, the tweeting somehow fills us with joy. However, when the winter comes, we don't spend so much time outside and feeding the birds becomes more of an effort. However, this is when the birds really need us as there are less natural food sources around for them. For them to get through the harsh winter weather, many birds 'fatten up' so that they are able to stay warm. It is around this time of year that you will see the garden centres all of a sudden fill their shelves with fat balls and suet...
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