What makes this hanging bird feeder so brilliant?
We don’t like to compromise on quality when it comes to keeping our local wildlife happy and our hanging bird feeder is no exception – it really is the best of the best! We LOVE using it in our gardens.
The sturdy bird feeder also has a carbon steel fitted lid and base which has been designed to let rainwater drain away, while the powder-coated mesh and stainless steel handle are robust with no sharp edges. The whole thing is rust-resistant and can be hung outside all year round.
Where shall I put my hanging bird feeder?
Ideally, you want to hang your bird feeder on top of some kind of tall thin pole so that cats can’t climb up it and prey on the birds when they are feeding.
You also want to ensure it is a couple of metres away from trees and bushes so that predators can’t hide in the hope of catching your feathered friends!
How can I help the wild birds stay healthy?
Make sure you clean and disinfect all your wild bird feeders regularly, so the flocks of visitors stay fit and well. You also want to empty away any uneaten food so it can’t accumulate at the bottom of the mesh tube.
You can also add variety to your bird feed, for example putting fat balls out for them to peck at too. Some birds don’t like to feed from hanging bird feeders, so our ground bird feeder and bird table offer some great alternatives.
Whatever way you decide to feed your local wild birds, once you’ve established a bird feeding routine, stick with it. They’ll learn to look out for fresh supplies of food and water and come to rely on you. You can learn more about what to feed birds safely on the Johnston & Jeff website or from the RSPB.
How else can I keep the wildlife in my garden happy and thriving?
There are all sorts of things you can do but one of the best and simplest things is to provide them with safe little homes! Loss of habitat and therefore loss of safe places to nest and breed is one of the biggest threats to our wildlife here in the UK.