Haith's Wildlife Blog:
Different birds have different food requirements as they navigate their lifetime, high-protein in spring, high-energy during winter, and supplementary offerings such as suet will help birds live a healthier life. That said, all birds have their preferences.
There are lots of bird feeders of different styles, designs and sizes on the market, so you may think to yourself which is the best one for my garden and what attracts birds to feeders?
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The Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) is a small brown bird with a coppery tail with uniform brown plumage and a large dark eye. It is a summer resident mainly in the east and south of England. Nightingales are a little bigger and more slender than a Robin; the rich russet colour of the tail is often the only noticeable feature of the creeping adult.
Winter can be a wonderful season for attracting birds into your garden if you provide the correct conditions that wild birds need to survive.
Bob Crook builds better bird homes for 400 House Martins and plans to help even more first time flyers get onto the property market next year.