Bird Tables for Small Birds
Some bigger garden birds, such as pigeons, can dominate at the bird feeders, taking over the area. Their natural instinct can be territorial and the smaller birds can lose out. To feed a wide variety of bird species, you need to offer a range of food and different feeders – bird tables, hanging feeders and ground feeders.Read More
Take a look at our bird tables for smaller birds we offer at Ark Wildlife. We have two beautiful Bempton Bird Tables featuring intricate woodwork and copper roofs. These bird tables are designed to look stylish in your garden as well as offer a practical feeding area for small birds. The hanging Bempton Bird Table can be hung from a tree or hook, whilst the Large Bempton is mounted using the handy bracket. Due to the lower height of the roof they deter the larger birds and allow the small birds to feed undisturbed.
Birds need to feel safe when they are feeding
Birds all have different feeding styles and needs and will avoid areas in which they feel vulnerable. Selecting a suitable location for your bird table or ground feeder is therefore vital for success.
What height should a bird table be?
Generally speaking, songbirds such as blackbirds, robins and thrushes prefer feeding at ground level in open sites where they can see any potential predators such as cats or sparrow hawks. Place your ground feeder in an open area of lawn and move it frequently to find the best location and also for hygiene purposes.
Bird tables can either be placed in the open to attract birds such as blackbirds and robins, or closer to shrubs and trees to attract birds such as sparrows and tits. Songbirds prefer to feed in the open with good all round vision, whereas short winged birds such as sparrows prefer to feed closer to cover where they can quickly dart into a thicket if they feel threatened.
How long will it take for birds to use the bird table?
As always, keep trying – patience pays off. Time and experimentation will ultimately show you the best location in your garden for your chosen bird feeding equipment.
Don’t forget that wild birds need water as much as food for drinking and bathing. We always recommend putting fresh clean water out every day of the year.
We can help, talk to us
If you want to encourage the smaller birds in your garden, we can help! Give us a call on freephone: 0800 085 4865 and we can tell you about our range of bird tables for small birds.