Summer is well and truly here, which means many of us have been spending time enjoying the sunshine in our gardens. And, we’re not the only ones — as the temperature gets warmer and days get longer — you may have noticed that wild birds are becoming more active. You might even have been lucky enough to spot some migratory birds in your garden, such as the Swift or a Swallow or maybe even a beautiful Blue Tit.
Whether you’re a family of avid bird watchers or you want to start a new hobby, there are many ways to make your garden a safe haven for feathered friends. Welcome birds into your garden with ideas from planting shrubs for songbirds to build nests in, to hanging a birdhouse to keep them safe from predators. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) also recommends feeding wild birds throughout the year with quality seed and providing access to fresh, clean water.
Looking for an activity to do as a family this weekend? Sainsbury’s Bank has created a fun and easy guide to building a birdfeeder out of a recycled plastic bottle, two pencils and some wire or string. It’s the perfect crafty task to keep the kids entertained and is guaranteed to keep your garden visitors happy. Be sure to check out our bird care information for more tips and advice on looking after local wildlife.
At Feldy, we take feeding garden birds seriously. We provide only the finest quality wild bird food that’s both ethical and affordable. Take a look at our amazing products to find out more.