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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.springMore on garden birds
-thirds of the gap, leaving an open 'window'. Simply make the front panel smaller - 12cm long rather than 17.5cm.AdamAny type of untreated wood will do - exterior grade plywood is good, but plank wood is easier to cutMore garden bird projectsBlog on feeding birds
the show.More garden bird projectsBlog on feeding birds, by Kate BradburyMake a hinged nest boxHow to help garden birds in springMake fat cakes for garden birds
Create a haven and nesting area for garden birds, by watching Monty's guide to making a bird raft for the Berryfields pond.all year roundAttracting birds and wildlife into your gardenHow to make a bird boxInstalling a window bird feederMaking fat
it topped up with feed in preference to any other feeders in your garden.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.AdamAlways remember to provide fresh water
A covering (traditionally bell-shaped) for the protection of plants from cold temperatures, frost, birds and pests.
A garden with naturalised planting, often designed for the benefit of wildlife and birds. They'll commonly include areas of shelter and plants that will provide food.
to your gardenBuilding a hedgehog houseMaking a bird boxMaking a bee hotelInstalling a window bird feederMore advice on making a bat boxMaking fat cakes for birdsMaking a green roof for a bird tableBrowse plants that are attractive to wildlifeView a
.AdamKitchen scraps are great to use in the fat cakes but don't use anything too salty. Never use salted peanuts or very salty bacon.Attracting birds to your gardenMake a nesting area for birds on a pond, video projectInstall a window bird feederBirds and Bird Feeders
Our gardens our becoming increasingly important places for wild animals and especially birds. By providing a regular supply of food and water, we can help birds survive the challenging winter months, when they can struggle to survive.One way you can