Urban Bird Feeding Tips
If you live in the city, or a built-up area, you may feel that bird feeding isn’t for you. But you don’t need a large, luscious garden to feed the birds! There are plenty of ways you can help the birds, even in a concrete jungle.
Feeding birds in the city can be a really important step to ensuring the nation’s birds are helped on their journey through life. Giving them high quality bird feed will give them the boost they need to travel, both in and out of the city.
No Space Is Too Small!
Even if you have a tiny outdoor space, you may find room for a feeder or two, if you’re creative! Tall bushes and other natural areas can be ideal to hang feeders from. Just make sure they’re not too low to the ground, so predators can’t access the feed.
Make Use Of A Balcony
Even if you live in a block of flats, there might be an opportunity to feed! Placing a feeder on a balcony will bring a beautiful show to your window. Attach a SingingFriend feeder to a balcony for a secure feeding solution. They have a velcro strap, which is ideal for those with a balcony or post to attach it to.
Feed Outside The Home
Community birding projects are a great way to help birds. Local feeding stations provide an excellent volunteering opportunity. Searching local groups on social media will show you a range of options to feed in non-garden locations. If you, like us, are based in the Swale area of Kent, why not try the Milton Creek Country Park feeding station? We regularly donate Suet To Go feed for the lovely volunteers to put out!
Provide High Quality Feed
In an urban environment, birds may find themselves spoilt for choice- but that’s not a good thing. Fast food that has been littered isn’t a healthy option for wild birds. Encouraging them to consume bird-friendly suet and other bird food will lead them away from the less appetising options they’re surrounded by!
Consider Other Conservation Efforts
Small changes will make huge improvements for the bird population. Picking up litter, for example, is a great way of keeping birds and other wildlife safe from harm. Getting involved with cleanup programmes at local parks, and helping to raise awareness, is a rewarding task. Your feathered friends will appreciate your efforts!