Seedzbox Guide to Feeding Wild Birds in Your Garden
Creating a Wild Bird Wonderland in Your Garden
In urban and suburban areas, the rare occasions we stumble across undisturbed nature is an awe-inspiring and magical experience. Thankfully, the United Kingdom is inhabited by a range of beautiful and diverse species of wild birds, many of whom continue to flutter into our gardens and homes throughout the year. Sometimes, if you wake up early enough on the brink of dawn, you can even hear the sonorous melody of the dawn chorus. European robins, wood pigeons, collared doves, goldfinches and the chaffinch are just some of the hundreds of mesmerising creatures flying in our skies.
Making the perfect environment to attract wild birds to your garden isn’t a difficult thing to do at all . The only things you need are to ensure that any birds who flutter around feel protected and safe from predators, have a source of fresh water and a quality wild bird seed and grain feed. Within a matter of days, you will find yourself sitting beside your window, utterly delighted by the charismatic and delightful wild birds seeking sustenance and rest in your garden, creating a magical natural wonderland at the doorstep of your home.
Some Simple Rules to Keep in Mind
In the last few decades, woodland birds have been struggling with declining populations as native woodlands, meadows and fields have become increasingly scarce in the United Kingdom. This is why our gardens have the potential to play such a crucial role in conservation efforts. In many ways, gardens replicate the native habitats of these birds, with all of their greenery, trees, shrubs, flowers and grass which why they’re so immensely appealing to birds when they search for food and build their nests..
However, if you provide birds with a nutritious, delicious and high quality feed, then you’re more likely to attract far more birds from an even grater range of species. Birds are primarily omnivores, which means that they enjoy a varied and exciting diet consisting of different things such as seeds, peanuts, suet, live meal worms or sunflower hearts. This is why a range of seeds, nuts and grains will ensure you receive more and more visitors throughout the seasons.
With such variety, you’ll attract different birds because each species has their own unique preferences. For example, goldfinches absolutely adore niger seeds and long-tailed tits are unable to resist suet blocks. The way the birds can access these feeds are also important, which is why it’s a wonderful idea to provide a range of feeders. For example, some birds may prefer to perch on seed feeders and peck contentedly at them, whilst others may prefer their food to be on a bird table.
Wild birds are incredibly alert and vivacious creatures, which means that they are extremely conscious of their surroundings. As a result, they’re unlikely to linger for too long in a garden where they are feeling vulnerable to attacks from predators. In order to ensure that any visiting wild birds can eat and rest in the utmost peace, planting some dense shrubs and climbers will provide protection as well as roosting and nesting space.
Shrubs and trees such as rowan produce juicy and vibrant berries wild birds love to nibble on, and planting flowers will not only beautify your garden with stunning bursts of colours but also lure insects which visiting wild birds love to prey upon.
Get those bird visits in with Seedzbox!
Seedzbox Wild Bird Feeds – Bursting with Bliss
Seedzbox Ultimate Deluxe Wild Bird Seed and Nut Feed Mix and Seedzbox Ultimate Deluxe Wild Bird Seed and Nut Feed Mix with Suet Pellets and Dried Meal-worms are luxurious, nutritious and lovingly created blends of completely natural ingredients. We understand that each wild bird has their own impeccably great taste, which is why we’ve formulated an enticingly diverse variety of hand-picked ingredients so that there is something for everyone.
Red dari seeds are a firm favourite of jay birds and doves, whilst black sunflower seeds will definitely lure in tits and finches. Sparrows and dunnocks can’t resist millet seeds, and maize seeds, cut peas and finely chopped peanuts will have any visiting robins and blackbirds chirping in pure delight. These feeds are also supplemented with grit. Birds swallow grit so that they can ‘chew’ and breakdown foods in their gut, which is why grit is a wonderful aid for digestion.
For the team here at Seedzbox, we’re animal enthusiasts who are passionate about ensuring that the animals we interact with everyday are as fulfilled, happy and content as they can be, whether they live indoors with us or are occasional guests to our garden. Feeding wild birds is such a meaningful, fulfilling and rewarding activity to engage in, and with our wild bird seed and nut mixes it couldn’t be any easier. Wild birds will receive sustenance, protection and rest, whilst we will be mesmerized and delighted by the array of feathered, fluttering creatures flocking to our garden wonderlands.
Moreover, 5% of each of our sales are donated to One Tree Planted, which is a wonderful organisation devoted to reforestation efforts by planting trees across the world.