Everything we do at Haith's, we aim to make a positive difference. We make handcrafted bird food daily on-site that is healthy, natural and fresh - it's been Haith's way since 1937. Our bird diets are blended on the premises by bird seed specialists. Each specialist has years of birdseed expertise.
Our bird feeders come in all shapes and sizes including squirrel proof to stop grey squirrels raiding bird food. We stock peanut feeders, birdseed feeders, niger seed feeders, and squirrel proof feeders for bird feeding. Many of our bird feeders can be adapted with accessories to improve feeding results and save bird seed from getting wet, for example. If you have squirrels in your garden, consider a squirrel proof feeder as you’ll save money in the long run.
Bird feeding is one of the simplest ways to open your garden to wildlife and if you're just starting out, rest assured your garden will probably be full of birds in no time. Every garden bird enthusiast eventually turns their attention to nest boxes, birdbaths and bird health in general - often asking how to clean bird feeders and feeding stations.
Autumn is now here and this brings many changes in the natural world. Animals and plants get prepared for the colder months ahead and it’s a great time of year to venture outside.
A drop in temperature starts off mass migration as birds from the UK leave our shores for warmer climates in Africa. Watch out for Fieldfares and Redwings that migrate here for the winter.
You may see Jays and squirrels burying acorns which help provide meals through the cold winter.
Invertebrates such as Ladybirds and Butterflies may seek warm places in which to sleep through as the temperature drops.
Bats, dormice, and hedgehogs will binge on insects, fruit and nuts to build up their body fat to help them through hibernation.
As sunlight becomes weaker trees will stop producing chlorophyll for photosynthesis which causes leaves to change colour. As the season progresses you will see full leaf tint when every leaf changes from yellow, brown or red.
Plants also look to the future by dispersing their seeds. From September you may see sycamore “helicopters” floating to the ground or beech nuts which take a ride on animal coats. Plants also use fruit to spread their seeds for instance blackberries are readily eaten by wasps, foxes, and birds.
Even though the weather maybe cold and dull, autumn is a fabulous time to go outside and discover what nature has to offer.