Birds

 

Many common birds are declining in number due to lack of suitable nesting sites and habitats. The provision of nest and bird boxes in gardens and urban areas can help reduce this decline and start to increase numbers again. Many species of birds are also very effective predators of aphids and other pest insects. Blue tits have also been observed feeding on the devastating pest of Horse Chestnuts; Horse Chestnut leafminer moth.

Different species often prefer different types of boxes or nests. Some prefer open sided boxes, so that they can view potential predators and others smaller entrances and exits in their nests for protection and shelter. The bird boxes and nests selected for the Dragonfli range take into account the preferences of different birds. The boxes are British made and produced to a high quality for increased durability.

Habitat guidelines for birds:

  • Provide safe areas for breeding and shelter, such as hedges and climbing plants on walls and fences
  • Water features allow birds to bath and drink
  • Flowering plants provide nectar for insects, which in turn provide food for birds
  • Choose annual plants that produce lots of seeds providing food through the winter for birds
  • Fruiting bushes and hedges also provide a potential food source for the autumn and winter
  • A wide diverse range of plants in a garden will attract many different insects providing a food source for birds and bats

 

     


  • Hanging Bird Feeder Table

    Photo of The Hanging Bempton Bird feeding table provides a safe area for small birds to feed and prevents access to larger birds predatory birds, incorporates a copper roof.
    Price: £25.00 More information

    The Hanging Bempton Bird feeding table provides a safe area for small birds to feed and prevents access to larger birds predatory birds, incorporates a copper roof.

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