Bird tables are most valuable to wild birds when natural food is scarce - usually between October and April. Once winter is over your wild birds will rely less on your food, as their natural resources will be once again readily available. You can still continue to feed your wild birds during the spring and summer as a means of extra food supply. If you are a first time bird table owner then do not be disappointed if you don’t get results straight away. It may take your birds a while to realise that they have a new source of food or it may not be the season for them.
Where should I place the Bird table?
Place the bird table in a very quiet part of your garden, by a window if possible so that you can marvel at your wild birds. The table should be in an open and safe place and sheltered from too much sun or harsh winds. A raised bird table is advised as it will be easier to see and harder for predators to harm the birds.