A great way to appreciate the beauty of our wild birds is to install a bird table in your garden. I spend many happy moments watching and identifying the different species that come to feast from my bird table ‘banquet’ The variety of species varies depending upon the time of year, but regular visitors to your table include robins, great tits, blue tits, chaffinch, goldfinch, blackbird, greenfinch, starling, sparrow, ring-neck dove and wood pigeon. So how to build a bird table? The information below is considered to be the best resources on the internet, and is packed with all the knowledge you need for this enjoyable task.
Use wood that will not split or disintegrate when wet – exterior quality plywood from a sustainable source, 0.5 to 1 cm thick, is ideal. Any cheap piece of solid timber makes an excellent bird table. There is no maximum size, but don’t make the table too small or the birds will squabble and the shyer species will be kept away: 30 x 50 cm is about right. A rim about 1 cm high around the edge will help stop food from being knocked or blown off. Leave gaps at the corners to allow rain to drain away and to make cleaning easy. Source …continue reading
There are different styles of table to choose from, from a simple flat table to more elaborate structures with different levels of platforms and ornate roofs. The following video is a popular watched one on You tube
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