How To Create A Bird Feeding Station
What’s a bird feeding station, and how can you create a system for dispensing plain bird food that attracts many and varied feathered visitors?
A Banquet Fit For Wildlife Royalty
Many UK households choose to leave out a simple tray of plain bird seed, or a hanging suet ball, to tempt winged wildlife.
However, if you really want to take your bird feeding and watching to a whole new level, you need to take your food provision to various levels too!
This means creating a bird feeding station, which is a multi-layered and varied system for attracting more garden birds, across a wider range of species.
Not all birds feed in the same way or enjoy the same foodstuffs. Just like humans really, who may be passionate about silver service restaurants, or prefer picnics on the beach.
If you marry together different wild bird feeders, surfaces and contents, you can cover more preferences amongst your wildlife “clientele”.
The Best Place For A Bird Feeder Station
There are no hard and fast rules on what your feeding station should look like – much depends on how much space you have to play with. However, where it is sited is crucial.
It needs ample space around it for different bird species to feel safe and “welcome”, which generally means creating it well above ground level. Having safe perches within and around it can also help to reassure your feathered friends that they’re not the ones on the menu! So, placing it under or near a tree makes sense.
Alongside safety, your bird feeder station should take into account your line of view. You will want to watch the fun and games from the winged crowd you attract!
Varying The Bird Food On Offer
Using a system of different platforms, food trays and feeders, you can offer wild garden birds the sort of treats they crave. For example, you could have peanuts for birds in squirrel-proof feeders, wild bird seed on raised surfaces, live mealworms on a tray and a juicy suet ball for birds suspended nearby.
How To Make A Bird Feeding Station
You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money on a ready-made system for feeding numerous birds at once (though it will pay off if you only buy food from good quality bird seed suppliers).
Kennedy Wild Bird Food are not only an expert source of bird food. They also offer a range of equipment that you can space out in your garden, or group together to create multi-interest bird feeding stations. For example, we sell purpose-designed base trays, rain shields, seed scoops and practical accessories such as poles, links and hooks.