Feathered Friends

Robin (Erithacus rubecula) in December near Bradworthy, Devon

As more and more of their natural habitat is reduced, our little feathered friends benefit greatly from food sources that us humans can leave out for them.

You can help your garden to welcome beautiful songbirds with considerate planting, by providing structures for perching, and supplementing their natural diet.

Slugs, snails, worms and other insects are a fantastic natural food source for Robins and other small garden birds, you could help the birds by creating a bug hotel in your garden! Planting fruiting trees would also be helpful as the birds like to fill up on berries when they can.

You can increase the likelihood of survival by adding to their natural diet with food such as suet balls, peanuts and seed mixes. The winter months are tough for little birds such as Robins as their natural food sources are greatly reduced.

The food that you provide gives the adult birds the energy they need to build nests during the spring. Parent birds will teach their fledglings where to go to find the best food sources.
Bird food and feeders are available to purchase from our shop.