If you love to feed and watch the birds in your garden, then you are certainly not alone - the RSPB reports that over 50% of adults in the UK feed the birds that visit their garden. It’s a wonderful and rewarding thing to do for adults and a fantastic way to teach children about wildlife. By feeding your garden birds responsibly, you’ll help them to survive food shortages and our challenging winter weather.
In the past it was thought unnecessary to feed wild birds during the warmer months of the year but recent studies have shown that continuing to feed through the late Spring and Summer months significantly helps adult birds to stay in tip top condition and raise stronger, healthier chicks.
The RSPB recommends that birds receive high protein foods during the warmer months. If you are unsure about what to feed the birds, Cotefield Nurseries staff members are happy to offer advice to help with your wild bird food selection.
We have a wide range of seeds, bird-cakes, and insect-based foods. It is recommended that peanuts should be placed in mesh feeders so they must be broken into smaller chunks before eating. This is to avoid baby birds choking on the larger pieces. We can help you choose what is best for your bird feeding needs.
We make it easy for you to care for your garden birds. We stock two highly respected ranges of wild bird supplies – Gardman.
and Chapelwood – which include a variety of bird tables, bird baths, and feeders to suit your garden style as well as your budget.