UK Water Features - Attracting feathered friends to your garden

It is the dream of every nature lover to attract birds to their lovely backyard garden. This dream can now come true with ease. You can positively attract a variety of birds to your garden by following some simple steps. It will take some time and effort but there is no pleasure greater than listening to those lovely chirps from your garden throughout the day. It can bring an inexplicable sense of peace and tranquility.

Bird boxes can be used to attract feathered friends to your garden. Birds love the sight of shelter and are attracted to colorfully painted boxes which are readily available in the market. You can even create a few of your own using eco friendly materials and using some regular kitchen scraps. Hang some feeders around your garden which is a sure sign of attracting a variety of species. Providing bird nest boxes is one of the kindest acts you can do.

Bird tables are another guaranteed way of attracting birds to your garden. They are available in a wide range of shapes, designs and colors but serve the same function of providing a convenient platform for the birds to feed from. You can choose from open tables that appeal to large sized birds such as doves and pigeons while the roofed tables are best suited for smaller birds such as sparrows.

If you have limited space in your garden, it is still possible to attract many types of birds by providing bird food at strategic locations in the garden. Birds typically like to have a variety of seeds, peanuts, and sunflower seeds. Don’t keep salted food or uncooked rice as they can harm the stomach lining of small birds. It is best to offer bird seed mixes which are relatively inexpensive and yet provide high levels of energy to the birds.

Wild bird feed can be slightly different from what regular birds consume. If wild birds are what you need in your backyard, then you can consider keeping ball shaped mixes of fat, seeds and flours. Suet cakes and blocks are also popular wild bird foods and can help in drawing them to your garden.

Another foolproof way of attracting birds to your garden is to provide a garden bird bath in one corner of your garden. They help birds take a quick dip while some varieties just like to wade through by beating their wings through the water. You just have to make sure that the bird bath is not placed near the feeder as the seeds and shells can make the water messy.