Fill Your Garden With Song: Tips On How To Attract Birds To Your Garden

As you know I am very keen on nature and introducing Monkey to all things animal related – including birds.  We have very mature trees just beyond our garden fence and monkey and I spend a lot of time watching our feathered friends.

Sadly my much-loved wooden bird table hasn’t made it through this summer, it finally fell apart.  I’d had it for many years, it had seen me through 3 house moves and a divorce!  So it had served me and my feathered friends well.  At the moment I don’t have the spare funds to buy a new table so am just using a feeder pole and various feeders to try to attract the birds into the garden.

I love birdsong, especially in the Spring when you can hear the young in the nest calling their parents for food.  I can spot a blackbird and blue tit’s call, not so great with others.

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So what kinds of bird food can you use to attract birds into your garden? You can see some different seed mixes available here that will help try to attract a range of birds.

sunflower seedsSunflower seeds are a favourite with Sparrows, Chaffinches and Greenfinches and Nyger seeds are great for attracting finches, including goldfinches which I used to see regularly in my previous garden.  I’ve seen them in my neighbour’s garden here, but have not been able to convince them to hop over the fence – yet!

Bird seed mixes containing millet will be helpful in attracting doves as well as the sparrows.  We regularly see Collared Doves in our garden.  Mixes contained cracked corn will also help attract Blackbirds, as will raisins scattered on the grass.

Why not try peanuts to encourage a variety of Tits, Dunnocks and if you are really lucky, the odd Woodpecker.

suetAnother idea to attract birds is to use suet balls and cakes, these are great for attracting members of the tit family – we’ve had visits from Blue Tits, Great Tits and Long Tailed Tits.  These are really versatile too as you don’t necessarily need a feeder to hold them, you can just as easily put straight onto a bird table or a bowl on the ground.

I regularly buy bird seed mixes and suet balls to keep our bird neighbours happy and we’re going to be making our own bird feeder and some bird cake soon to try to attract some more birds into our garden.

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

4 thoughts on “Fill Your Garden With Song: Tips On How To Attract Birds To Your Garden

  1. I have seen sparrows severally in my backyard, and have always wondered what to do to keep them coming back. I will introduce sunflower seeds and hope that the Greenfinches will come along as well. What a way to do bird-watching!

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