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Why Most Squirrel Proof Feeders Don’t Work!

I thought that by using a caged bird feeder my squirrel problems would be solved. I had been using a number of different feeders for various food types but eventually the squirrels were taking over. When I started using a caged feeder the squirrels were not deterred and if anything …

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Which Garden Birds Eat Sunflower Seeds?

When I bought my first bird feeders I did not know what type of seed or food to put out for the birds. I didn’t want to waste too much money and I wanted to know which bird food attracts the most birds? I had heard a lot about sunflower …

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Why Do Birds Throw Seed Out Of The Feeder?

Have you ever noticed just how much seed birds waste by throwing it out from the feeder? If you are reading this you have probably become fed up with seed mess on the ground below the feeder and the thought of good money spent on bird seed being wasted. Why …

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Working Out Which Type Of Bird Feeder To Use

If you want to start feeding birds in your garden, or even from an apartment balcony, it can be a great hobby. If you put some suitable bird food out, the birds will come. It might take a while but they will come. The main thing to know is which …

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Using Cayenne Pepper In Bird Seed

Other than using baffles and squirrel proof feeders, there are certain types of food that squirrels and other rodents do not like. Cayenne pepper and other chilli based food will stop squirrels in their tracks. But is it safe to use cayenne pepper in bird seed and how much should …

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How To Encourage Green Woodpecker To Feed In Your Garden

I live in an area populated by the Green Woodpecker and one of my neighbours has seen them in her garden a number of times, including a baby one. I am fascinated by these creatures and I want to know how to encourage green woodpeckers to feed in my garden. Normal …