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How to help garden birds in spring


Follow Chris Beardshaw's advice on helping garden birds in spring. He explains the different feeding requirements of young and adult birds, how birds can help with pest control and offers tips on positioning nesting boxes.

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karinhoppe 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Chris, 2 metres? You seemed about 3 metres up! ?

Railmad 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I disagree with the thought that you can keep feeders up in Spring/ Summer. I have , for the first time, and , reluctantly, took down my feeders. To my amazement , i have had just the same, if not more , variety's of birds ,on the lawn and hedges. This experiment was hard to implement , but i am reaping the benefit at the moment.
Regarding the Box to attract Blackbirds etc, would not that be prone to Squirrels, and Magpies?

superbrilliant 24/11/2011 at 15:29

I have put a bird box on the side of my shed along with 2 feeders; one with seed and the other fat balls. They have been hung out for over 4 weeks and the food hasnt run out. Doesnt seem to work in my garden. Do you think its my dog scaring them away?

gardenfriendly 24/11/2011 at 15:29

I like the idea of putting a plastic sheet on the grass to wait for the slugs to come up, for the birds to feast on. Brilliant.

Ortellado 27/01/2012 at 13:30

Could your videos please have subtitles. I am deaf so I am unable to follow the instructions.

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