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How to install a window bird feeder


Bird feeders designed to stick to the window are all well and good, but can you be sure birds will be brave enough to fly that close to the house? Follow these simple steps and the birds will be queuing up to offer you a close encounter.

How to do it

Installing a window bird feeder


Set up a bird table close to the house, then screw the window feeder to a separate pole in the ground so birds get used to feeding from it.

Installing a window bird feeder


Each week move the pole and feeder a little closer to the house. Keep it topped up with feed in preference to any other feeders in your garden.

Installing a window bird feeder


Within a few weeks you'll be able to take the feeder from the pole and attach it to the window, where the birds will continue to visit.

Our tip

Always remember to provide fresh water for birds too, particularly in winter when other sources may be frozen.

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margarita21 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I would like to know what can I do to save my hebes? the one in the front garden has practically died and the one in the back garden is slowly turning brown, this one flowered last summer. What am I doing wrong? please help.

Nikki 3 27/01/2012 at 08:45

I have had a window feeder on the office window for about 3 weeks. the birds refuse to use it. They still visit the bird table close by and the robins come to the window sill-we even had a blue tit in the office. Any idea what I can put there to encouage them? Currently using porridge oats, meal worms and sunflower hearts , yum