Get Ready...

There is nothing like watching the antics of colourful garden birds from the comfort of your home on a cold dull winter’s day. Not only are they a source of enjoyment for adults and children alike, you will also be helping our now common birds to survive the increasing pressures of habitat loss and periods of severe winter weather when they find it impossible to find enough food to survive.

It is very easy to get started. All you need is a windowsill, yard or garden. Whether you live in the country, in a village or town or even in the city centre, there are usually birds not far away – and they are always hungry!

Learn all about identifying your garden birds, how and what to feed them, see what they look like and lots more by clicking on the titles on the top of the page - Identifying, Feeding, Hints, Recourses and Gallery.

Click here to read about the do's and don'ts of feeding birds during the summer months.

All images and text © Jim Wilson 2001.

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