Guides

Sunflower Seed Feeding Guide

March 19, 2022
an american goldfinch at a bird feeder, an example of which birds will eat sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds have a lot of benefits to offer for birds, so let’s take a closer look at the different types of sunflower seeds that are available, and why they are excellent food sources for your garden birds. View our range of sunflower hearts and seeds   Which Birds Eat Sunflower Seeds? Sunflower seeds are a popular food source for all garden birds, and their …

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How To Help Hedgehogs

March 19, 2022

In 2020, hedgehogs were officially classified as vulnerable to extinction in the UK [i], since numbers have been falling drastically since 2000. This is because the urbanisation of our countryside and the increase in intensive farming has led to the loss of essential habitats, food sources and nesting areas for one of our favourite wildlife mammals. Luckily, our gardens can play a massive part in turning …

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Suet Bird Food Guide

March 18, 2022
suet fat balls for birds

Suet fat balls are high in energy and provide quality nutrition for wild birds. It’s an ideal supplement for garden birds and can easily be hung from a bird table or added to a feeder. Suet fat balls can attract a diverse range of birds to your garden.   What is Suet for Birds? Suet is the raw fat around the kidneys, mostly in beef. …

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Different Types of Bird Feed Explained

February 23, 2022

Did you know that in the UK, we spend on average £200 – £300 million on bird feeding products every year?[1] But how many people know that different birds need different bird feed? Or about the different types of bird feed available? Although this is common knowledge amongst bird-lovers, it’s something that most of the British public aren’t aware of at all. If you are …

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Attracting Autumn birds to your garden

August 26, 2021

Autumn brings all sorts of changes to your garden, and with it comes a whole bunch of different wildlife visitors, particularly bird species. Garden birds benefit from feeding all year round, but the colder months are a time of vulnerability for them, and therefore it is the perfect opportunity for providing supplementary food.Of course, with many of this season’s visitors migrating from Northern Europe, and …

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Why Aren’t Birds Eating My Bird Food?

July 6, 2021

Are you wondering why aren’t birds eating my bird food? Have you introduced a new bird feeder and the birds are ignoring it? Or maybe wild birds don’t seem to be coming to your garden at all anymore! Our fickle winged friends can often leave us wondering where we’ve gone wrong but do not fret! All is not lost, as this article aims to outline …

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Our Journey to Becoming Eco-Friendly

June 18, 2021

Plastic or Paper? We are all aware of the importance of being environmentally conscious and trying to reduce our use of plastic due to the resources required to produce these materials and the length of time for them to breakdown. Here at Garden Wildlife Direct, we are passionate about actively working towards reducing plastic pollution. To do this, we are consistently cutting down on plastic …

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5 Simple Tips To Help Save Our Hedgehogs

April 19, 2021

It’s a sad fact that the UK’s Hedgehog population is in rapid decline. Our domestic garden areas are now caring for the majority of our remaining prickly friends. In fact, Hedgehogs have seen a 50% decline since the year 2000!  That’s a staggering figure which we all need to do our part to turn around.  You can help by giving them an opportunity to survive …

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Feeding Garden Birds in Autumn

November 18, 2020

After the quieter period of late summer and early autumn, it starts to get busier in the garden! For avid birdwatchers Autumn can be an exciting time of the year. The last summer visitors are still departing while the first winter immigrants arrive. The combination of migrant and resident birds offers great potential for surprises in the garden. Many birds are still feeding in the …

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To Oblivion and Beyond

June 12, 2020

From June, parent birds will encourage chicks to leave the safety of the nest, giving them a crash course in flying which normally happens early morning. This harrowing experience is a twofold test of survival as predators will be watching in anticipation. Young birds are highly attractive to many creatures (including the Sparrowhawk) that rely on a constant source to feed their own hungry chicks. …

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