Starting to feed birds?

When I started to feed birds I just put out a few scraps on a bird table. 

As the birds started to appear I started putting out different bird food.

If you are just starting to feed birds you may find that

Birds don’t eat the food you put out.

This could be because

  • There may be cats or other predators nearby. 
  • It can take a few weeks for birds to spot a new source of food (birds can be a bit stupid sometimes.

I have just had to replace my greed peanut feeder. I replaced it with a red peanut feeder and it took a few days for the blue tits and other birds to go near it!

If you have just started to feed birds I’d love to know if many birds are coming to your garden.

Whatever happens, don’t give up.  British Garden Bird numbers are declining and also you will find it fun and rewarding when birds do start to visit.

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