All about bird tables
Find out more information about which bird table to choose and how to keep it in good condition.
Using bird tables
Natural food supply is usually lowest in winter and spring, so this is when the garden birds will reap the most benefits from your table. However, food shortages can occur at any time.
If you enjoy watching birds, consider providing more varied feeding stations to attract more species. Unfortunately, tidier gardens and the changes in farming methods have reduced the natural food supply of species such as finches, buntings and sparrows. Providing sunflower seeds will help them. They are eagerly taken and unlikely to be harmful if given to young in the nest.
If it takes a few days before you see any birds, don't be discouraged. Once the birds discover the food and convince themselves it is not a trap, they will visit regularly.