Bird tables are a great way to provide birds with a variety of different food throughout the year. People often choose bird tables as you can use leftovers to feed the birds and you don't need to buy specific food to fit in a bird feeder. Bird tables attract a variety of bird species, both large and small. Bird tables can also attract other garden wildlife such as squirrels. We have a great range of bird tables on offer at Webbs, including both hanging and free-standing bird tables.
Wooden Bird Tables
The classic bird table seen in many gardens throughout the UK is free standing and made of wood, with a small house at the top of the table which includes a roof. At Webbs we have a number of wooden bird tables on sale through the website. In addition to freestanding bird tables, we have bird tables which can hang from trees or bird feeding stations and poles.
Bird Table Placement
Finding the best placement for your bird table in your garden or outdoor space can be pivotal in attracting birds and making sure your birds are kept safe from predators. You also need to make sure your bird table is in a location that is easy for you to access to replace the food and to enjoy watching the birds. The best location is one that is in a quiet area, around 1-2 meters away from a bush or tree so that birds can quickly escape, this will make them feel safer and more likely to visit your garden. Try and place your bird table a safe distance away from a fence where potential predators could sneak up on the visiting birds. Finding a sheltered spot is ideal to avoid any strong winds or too much direct sunlight. If you find birds aren't visiting your bird table as much as you’d like, try repositioning it in the garden to see if you can attract more birds.
Bird Table Food
Supplying a variety of food types is more likely to increase the diversity of bird species in your garden. The great thing about bird tables is you can use leftover kitchen scraps and bruised fruit to feed the birds, reducing wastage and providing a great food source to your local bird population. Some kitchen scraps should be avoided including anything that contains a lot of salt for example crisps, bacon or overly processed foods. Also, avoid putting out the following foods that can be harmful to wild birds: milk, chocolate, avocado and fruit seeds. Foods that birds will love and are safe to use include potatoes, cooked rice, fruits and porridge oats. Other sources of bird food can be purchased online, we supply a range of wild bird food
including mealworms, seed mixes and suet treats.
Bird Baths and Bird Feeders
Adding a bird bath or bird feeder to your garden will help encourage a wider variety of birds and bird species. We have a huge range of bird feeders
and bird baths
available to purchase online through our website. Providing fresh clean water for birds to drink and bathe is important in order to keep them happy and healthy. When providing food for birds please consider also providing fresh water, whether that's in the form of a decorative bird bath or a small non-breakable dish that can be placed on your bird table.