Daily Archives: May 5, 2015

How can I attract Blue Tits into my garden?

Hi Trisha, I don’t seem to be able to attract blue tits into my garden, despite best efforts. I have a variety of foods and different nest boxes, which although I don’t have much cover, I have located behind some tree branches. I also have a bird table and bird bath.

As per previous post, I dont get a lot of birds because of the location of our garden, but do currently have a faithful dunnock and also a collared dove, and think there is a robin nesting nearby as that comes in and out occasionally. Although they move so quickly I hardly ever catch them! Any recommendations to help would be appreciated.. Thanks

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Thanks for getting in touch with me. Firstly,  It’s brilliant that you are trying to attract Blue Tits into your garden.  Here is a link that shows one reason why BLUE TITS SPEND 85% OF EVERY WINTER’S DAY LOOKING FOR FOOD –

Click this link below –

http://birdtablenews.com/2013/03/a-blue-tit-spends-85-of-every-winters-day-looking-for-food/ 

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  I don’t know what bird food you are putting out but Peanut Granules are brilliant bird food  they are power packed with proteins and oil which makes them a nourising nibble for our garden birds including Blue Tits.

Peanut granules  give birds  energy for the day and night ahead.  This is important at any time of the year,  but more so when it is winter  because in winter birds need high protein to survive the dark, cold nights.  So peanut granules are a good all round bird food

Peanut Granules - Energy Food for Birds

Peanut Granules – Energy Food for Birds

PEANUT GRANULES ARE

  • Bite sized pieces of peanut heart
  • Easier for bird to eat and digest than whole peanuts
  • Packed with protein and oils
  • Appeal to all garden birds not just birds that can feed from peanut feeders.
  • Can be fed from bird tables, the ground, ground feeders and also tube feeders – which is why peanut granules attract more garden birds.
  • An energy food that helps birds survive the winter nights

PEANUT GRANULES WILL PROVIDE AN ALL YEAR ROUND (ESPECIALLY  WINTER)  BANQUET FOR –

  • Robins
  • Dunnocks,
  • Chaffinches
  • Blackbirds
  • Blue Tits
  • Coal Tits
  • Great Tits
  • Greenfinches
  • Sparrows

CLICK ON THIS LINE FOR PEANUT GRANULES FROM HAITH’S

Haith's - Trusted Bird Food Since 1937

 

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HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT SUNFLOWER HEARTS
Sunflower hearts are eaten by a lot of birds including –

  • Blackbird
  • Blue tit
  • Chaffinch
  • Coal tit
  • Dunnock
  • Goldfinch
  • GreatTit
  • Greenfinch
  • House sparrow
  • Robin
  • Starling
  • Woodpecker

Sunflower hearts are not eaten by

  • Song thrush
  • collared dove

So feeding sunflower hearts and peanut granules helps a lot of birds including blue tits

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BIRD FEEDERS

I  use a  ground feeder with a wire mesh cover.  I get a lot of blue tits popping in and and out all day.  I put the food on a meshed bird food tray and they feed off that.  I don’t put whole peanuts out at the moment because the young could choke on them.
Hope this helps.  Keep in touch and let me know how you get on