How to Attract Birds Into My Home Garden | garden birds


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how to attract birds to your home garden

how to attract birds to your home garden

You can start birdwatching just by looking out of the window. Many birds visit gardens, and you can affect their number and variety in several ways

 

Plant native

attract birds home garden Plant native for birds
attract birds home garden Plant native for birds
You can put out food for the birds, but it’s even better to do so indirectly by planting bird-friendly
shrubs and trees. Try to plant native species,because your visitors are adapted to these. Some shrubs are good for insects, others for shelter, others provide berries – variety helps.

A water source

attract birds home garden A water source
attract birds home garden Plant native for birds
Don’t neglect to put out water; the birds will use it both for drinking and bathing. It has been shown that birds with clean feathers are better able to escape predators, so bathing is surprisingly important. Make sure you keep changing the water as often as possible.

Nest box | bird box

attract birds home garden Nest box
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There is nothing quite like seeing a bird raise a brood in a nest site that you have provided yourself and what’s more, it’s easy to do. Avoid elaborate designs, just a simple box with a hole (for a tit) or open front (for a robin) will do. Fix to a tree, and avoid facing it due south

Feeding time bird feeder

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attract birds home garden Plant native for birds
If you feed them, they will come. From mid-winter to early spring, you will be saving lives, and in the summer, extra feeding will help birds prepare for breeding and keep in good shape. Put up several feeding stations in different places, fill them with a range of food and clean them once a fortnight.
Hedgerow home
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attract birds home garden Plant native for birds
Not all birds use artificial boxes to nest in. Many prefer hedges – the thicker the better for keeping out cats and other predators. Don’t be afraid of a little untidiness; a few overgrown and neglected nooks and crannies may well provide nesting and roosting places for garden visitors.
A tasty refuge

attract birds home garden Planting climbers
attract birds home garden Plant native for birds
Planting climbers like dog rose on your garden walls not only provide another refuge for birds to rest in, but climbing plants like this also attract aphids which are another food source for a wide variety of birds. Plants like honeysuckle and ivy are also recommended by the RSPB.

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