There are many ways which you can help British garden birds. And in this article, we are going to look at five ways which you can help British garden birds.
Feeding garden birds is one of the best ways which you can help garden birds. There are many things that you can feed garden birds, from nuts, seeds and fat birds.
Feeding garden birds is easy. Many of the big supermarkets have food available for wild birds. You can also buy wild bird food in places such as Amazon, online.
When you put wild bird food in your garden, be mindful of two things. The first is, put the bird food in a feeder. Again, you can buy feeders in shops, or online. Buy the right feeder, for the right bird food. There are different feeders for wild bird food. The second thing to keep in mind is, keep it high up, on a tree branch, or a bird feeder. This stops birds from being easily vulnerable to cats.
Have a water fountain in your garden for the birds. Just like food, birds need water to survive. You can buy bird baths in garden stores, or online.
Like your bird feeders, clean out your bird bath frequently. This stops the birds from becoming unwell. Think of it like washing your own plates and cups, you'd wash them, and birds are no different.
Just like you and me, birds need somewhere to live. And, there are bird houses that you can buy to give your feathered garden fiend a home.
As habitats shrink for wild animals, including birds, it becomes more important that we not only put bird feeders in our gardens, but also bird homes.
One or two bird homes in your garden can make such a big difference!
Become garden friendly. By this we mean, keep your local wildlife in mind when gardening. Plant flowers and plants which are helpful to species such as birds. Avoid plants or flowers which maybe poisonous to them. And, make sure that you plant hedges. Hedges are extremely beneficial to many wild animals, including birds.
Also, when you are become garden friendly, avoid things such as pesticides, or any other toxic chemical. These are often harmful to wildlife, so try and take the organic route!
5. Your cat
If you have a cat, then do two things. Put a bell on your cat. By putting a bell collar on your cat, you give the chance for the birds to hear them, and therefore escape before the cat attacks.
Another thing you could consider, because, bells don't work with new young birds. Keep your cat indoors during the day, or, keep an eye on him or her. Try and let your cat more out during the night, than day. This is because young birds will be starting to leave the nest in the coming months, and this makes them vulnerable to animals such as cats.
Cats are awesome and everything...just not to birds.
These are five things to keep in mind when looking to help you garden birds this Spring!