Garden Bird Watching Essentials

Discover the ultimate bird watching equipment list, including nest boxes, camera nest boxes, and bird food, perfect for beginners and adults. Shop now at Riverside Woodcraft.

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Henry Bell Pre Filled Superior Seed Mix Feeder

Henry Bell Pre Filled Superior Seed Mix Feeder

£4.99
Introducing the Henry Bell Pre Filled Superior Seed Mix Feeder, the ONLY feeder to pack a power-punch of premium mix seed varieties in one convenient (and oh-so-classy) package! The superior...
Riverside Woodcraft Open Bird Table Large

Riverside Woodcraft Open Bird Table Large

£49.99 – £69.99
Attract a variety of feathered friends to your yard with this Riverside Woodcraft Open Bird Table. This large bird table is perfect for those who want to enjoy watching birds...
Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Resistant Ground Feeder

Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Resistant Ground Feeder

£14.99
Transform your garden into a haven for birds while keeping squirrels at bay with the Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Resistant Ground Feeder. This elegantly designed feeder is part of the...
Henry Bell Beach Hut Nest Box

Henry Bell Beach Hut Nest Box

£12.99
Need some privacy at the beach? Keep your feathered friends safe with this cute, charming Henry Bell Beach Hut Nest Box! Perfect for your favourite beach birds, it's the ultimate...
Henry Bell Suet Cakes

Henry Bell Suet Cakes

£1.99
Our suet cakes are a quality range and have repeatedly shown high flavour with wild birds. fat rich they are great source of energy and nutrition for wild garden birds....
Riverside Woodcraft Bird Table Feeding Station

Riverside Woodcraft Bird Table Feeding Station

£50.00 – £70.00
Attract a variety of beautiful feathered friends to your yard with this Riverside Woodcraft Bird Table Feeding Station. This free-standing bird table is the perfect place to hang seed or...
Riverside Woodcraft Bird Feeding Station (Deluxe)

Riverside Woodcraft Bird Feeding Station (Deluxe)

£115.00 – £135.00
Keep your bird friends fed and happy all year long with this beautiful bird feeding station. Watch the birds flock to your backyard with this deluxe bird feeding station. Its...
Henry Bell Heavy Duty Décor Feeding Station Kit

Henry Bell Heavy Duty Décor Feeding Station Kit

£59.99
The Henry Bell Heavy Duty Décor Feeding Station Kit is a premium and versatile outdoor accessory designed to create an inviting space for birds while adding a touch of aesthetic...
Riverside Woodcraft Bird Feeding Station (Large)

Riverside Woodcraft Bird Feeding Station (Large)

£99.99 – £119.99
Add some beauty and serenity to your yard with this Riverside Woodcraft Bird Feeding Station. Birds will flock to this feeder station, making your yard a wonderland of activity and...
Riverside Woodcraft Baby Triple Slate Roof Bird Table

Riverside Woodcraft Baby Triple Slate Roof Bird Table

£165.00 – £185.00
Looking for a unique and stylish gift for a bird lover? This beautifully crafted bird table is the perfect present for bird watchers. Ideal for attracting birds to your garden,...
Henry Bell Essential Peanut Feeder

Henry Bell Essential Peanut Feeder

£3.99
Henry Bell Essential Range Peanut Feeder which is easy clean and refillable.   
Henry Bell Contemporary Right Angle Nest Box

Henry Bell Contemporary Right Angle Nest Box

£15.99
The Henry Bell Contemporary Right Angle Nest Box is a modern and stylish wooden home for wild birds.Perfect for bringing the latest in nest box design to the garden, to...
Henry Bell Blue Tit Blend 1.8kg

Henry Bell Blue Tit Blend 1.8kg

£6.99
Expertly created to attract the Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-Tailed Tit and Willow Tit families with their colourful displays. The Henry Bell Blue Tit Blend is formulated to be a...
WiFi Bird Box Camera Bundle

WiFi Bird Box Camera Bundle

£180.00
Give your garden birds a warm and inviting place to rest their heads with our stylish and unique alpine nest box. Handcrafted from beautiful solid timbers, this stylish and unique...
Riverside Woodcraft Blackbird Nest Box

Riverside Woodcraft Blackbird Nest Box

£35.00
Attract blackbirds to your garden with this solid timber nest box. The nest box is made from high-quality materials and is built to last. Plus, you can personalize the nest...
Riverside Woodcraft Baby Triple Wooden Roof Bird Table

Riverside Woodcraft Baby Triple Wooden Roof Bird Table

£154.00 – £174.00
A wonderful addition to any garden, this beautiful wooden  bird table is perfect for attracting feathered friends. The elegant design features three feeding areas making it ideal for feeding a...
Henry Bell Open Nesting Box

Henry Bell Open Nesting Box

£6.99
Perfect for the avian homebody, the Henry Bell Open Nesting Box is a stylish option for your feathered friends! Spacious yet secure, your avian pals will be able to cozy...
Henry Bell Heritage Suet Cake Holder/Feeder

Henry Bell Heritage Suet Cake Holder/Feeder

£9.99
The Heritage Suet Cake Feeder is a strong & stylish heavy duty 16cm feeder which holds 1 of our suet cakes. With an easy to open, robust lid and made...
Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Proof Seed Feeder

Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Proof Seed Feeder

£24.99
Protect your birdseed from pesky squirrels with the Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Proof Seed Feeder! Its unique design makes it almost impossible for squirrels to get into, so you can...
Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Proof Peanut Feeder

Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Proof Peanut Feeder

£24.99
Protect your birdseed from pesky squirrels with the Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Proof Peanut Feeder! Its unique design makes it almost impossible for squirrels to get into, so you can...
Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Proof Fat Ball Feeder

Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Proof Fat Ball Feeder

£24.99
Protect your birdseed from pesky squirrels with the Henry Bell Heritage Squirrel Proof Fat Ball Feeder! Its unique design makes it almost impossible for squirrels to get into, so you...
Henry Bell Heritage Seed Feeder

Henry Bell Heritage Seed Feeder

£14.99
The perfect way to feed your birds and enjoy their company. The beautiful Henry Bell Heritage Seed Feeder is made from high quality aluminum and finished in antique bronze. The...
Henry Bell Heritage Peanut Feeder

Henry Bell Heritage Peanut Feeder

£14.99
Bring the beauty of nature right to your garden with this Henry Bell Heritage Peanut Feeder. This high quality feeder is made of aluminum with an antique bronze finish, and...
Henry Bell Heritage Fatball Feeder

Henry Bell Heritage Fatball Feeder

£14.99
Keep your feathered friends well-fed with this high-quality feeder. Henry Bell knows a thing or two about making the perfect feeder. This antique bronze model is made of top-quality aluminum...
Henry Bell Feeding Station Patio Base - Add-on

Henry Bell Feeding Station Patio Base - Add-on

£28.00
Experience universal compatibility and unmatched stability with our Heavy-Duty Feeding Station Base. Designed to fit any feeding station pole with a diameter of 28mm or less, this base is a...
Henry Bell Essential Seed Feeder

Henry Bell Essential Seed Feeder

£3.99
Henry Bell Essential Range Seed Filler which is easy clean and refillable, ring perches for easy and safe landing.     
Henry Bell Essential Ground Feeder

Henry Bell Essential Ground Feeder

£5.99
The ideal ground feeder Suitable for any bird to use Very versatile Both easy to clean and disinfect Can accommodate for different food types from seeds to mealworms   
Henry Bell Essential Four Arm Complete Feeding Station

Henry Bell Essential Four Arm Complete Feeding Station

£24.99
Elevate your garden bird-feeding experience with the Henry Bell Essential Four Arm Complete Feeding Station, designed to craft the perfect avian haven in your outdoor space. This all-in-one feeding solution...
Henry Bell Black Sunflower Seeds 2.8kg

Henry Bell Black Sunflower Seeds 2.8kg

£8.99
Our premium sunflower seeds are rich in oils and other proteins  Rich in protein  Suitable for feeders and on bird tables.   All packaging is recyclable 
Green Feathers WiFi Bird Box Camera (3rd Gen)

Green Feathers WiFi Bird Box Camera (3rd Gen)

£149.00
WiFi Connectivity We developed the first bird box camera on the market with built-in WiFi, so you can install the camera in a bird box without running a network cable...
Green Feathers Bird Box Camera TV Cable Connection

Green Feathers Bird Box Camera TV Cable Connection

£48.00
Tiny camera Measuring just 40mm across, this tiny camera fits perfectly even the smallest garden bird boxes. Watch on your TV To view live footage, simply connect the cable to...
Dan Rouse Birdie Bistro - Bird Feeder Kit

Dan Rouse Birdie Bistro - Bird Feeder Kit

£11.99
Discover the joys of crafting your own bird food with Dan Rouse’s DIY Birdie Bistro Feeder! It's a wonderful family activity that piques everyone's interest in wildlife. Not only does it...

Introduction to Garden Bird Watching

Garden bird watching is a serene and enriching hobby connecting nature lovers to the vibrant world of avian life right in their backyards. With the UK's gardens playing host to a diverse range of bird species, from the melodious song thrush to the vibrant goldfinch, this pastime offers an unparalleled opportunity to observe birds' natural behaviours and beauty up close.

Selecting the right bird-watching equipment is crucial to enjoy and enhance this experience fully. At Riverside Woodcraft, we provide enthusiasts with essential bird-watching tools, including bespoke bird tables, intricately designed nest boxes, innovative camera nest boxes, and premium bird food. Each product is crafted to attract various garden birds and ensure bird watchers can observe these fascinating creatures comfortably and effectively from the comfort of their homes.

Bird Tables and Feeding Stations

Bird tables and feeding stations are fundamental to attracting garden birds, turning your outdoor space into a lively sanctuary. At Riverside Woodcraft, we offer a wide range of bird tables and feeding stations designed to cater to the diverse needs of garden birds, from the majestic robin to the elusive wren. Each piece is crafted to blend seamlessly into your garden, providing a safe and inviting spot for birds to feed.

Choosing the Right Location
The key to maximising visits from various bird species is strategically placing bird tables and feeding stations. Position them in a quiet, sheltered garden area, away from predators but close enough to natural cover like bushes or trees. If startled, this placement provides birds with a safe retreat and encourages more frequent visits.

Selecting the Type of Food
Different birds have different dietary needs, which change with the seasons. Offering a variety of foods will attract a broader range of species. Mix high-energy seeds, suet balls, and peanut butter treats in winter for fat-rich diets, and switch to mealworms, fruit pieces, and sunflower seeds in spring and summer to cater to breeding birds and their fledglings.

Nest Boxes for bird-watching

Nest boxes are a cornerstone of garden bird watching, providing a unique insight into bird nesting habits and lifecycle. Riverside Woodcraft specialises in various nest boxes, including innovative camera nest boxes, which allow enthusiasts to observe bird life from the comfort of their homes. Our collection caters to different bird species, from common garden birds to more elusive species, ensuring a suitable nest box for any garden.

Selecting the appropriate nest box depends on the bird species you aim to attract. Standard nest boxes with smaller entrance holes are perfect for tits and sparrows, while larger entrance holes or open-fronted boxes cater to robins and flycatchers. The material of the nest box, typically wood, ensures durability and safety for its occupants.

For the best viewing experience and to ensure the birds' safety, place nest boxes at least 2 meters off the ground, away from direct sunlight, rain, and prevailing winds. The entrance should be clear of obstacles to allow easy access for birds. Placing the box in a quiet garden minimises disturbance, making it more appealing to nesting birds.

Camera Nest Boxes: The Ultimate Bird-Watching Tool

Camera nest boxes represent the pinnacle of bird-watching technology, merging the natural charm of bird nesting with the latest in observational tech. Riverside Woodcraft offers an array of camera nest boxes designed to bring the intimate details of bird behaviour and nesting directly to your screen, enhancing the bird-watching experience with unparalleled clarity and convenience.

Our camera nest boxes are equipped with high-resolution cameras that provide clear, live footage of birds as they nest and raise their young. Features include infrared night vision for round-the-clock observation, weatherproof designs to withstand the UK's unpredictable climate, and wireless connectivity to stream live video to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

By integrating camera nest boxes into your garden, you're not just observing nature but immersing yourself in the daily dramas and joys of the bird world, all from the comfort of your home.

High-Quality Bird Food

Riverside Woodcraft offers a premium selection of bird foods designed to meet the nutritional needs of various bird species throughout the year. From energy-rich seeds to nutrient-packed suet, our bird food ensures your feathered visitors are well-fed and healthy.

Types of High-Quality Bird Food

Seed Mixes: A staple for any bird feeder, our seed mixes are formulated to appeal to a wide range of birds, including finches, sparrows, and tits.

Suet Products: Perfect for providing high-energy nutrition, especially during colder months, a variety of birds favours suet balls and cakes.

Speciality Foods: Including mealworms for insectivores and nectar for hummingbird-like species, speciality foods cater to the specific dietary requirements of less common garden visitors.

Tips for Beginner Bird Watchers

Embarking on bird-watching can transform your garden into a vibrant hub of nature. For beginners, Riverside Woodcraft offers essential tips and products to kickstart your bird-watching journey, making attracting and observing garden birds easy and enjoyable.

Start with the Basics: Equip your garden with various Riverside Woodcraft bird tables and feeding stations. These are foundational for attracting birds and providing them with a reliable food source.

Choose the Right Food: Offering a range of high-quality bird food, including seed mixes and suet products, caters to different bird species and dietary needs, encouraging a diverse avian population.

Install Nest Boxes: Placing nest boxes around your garden offers birds a safe place to nest and allows you to observe bird families as they grow.

Incorporate Water Features: Adding a bird bath or a small water fountain attracts birds by providing them with a vital water source for drinking and bathing.

Why Choose Riverside Woodcraft for Your Bird-Watching Needs?

Riverside Woodcraft is the premier choice for bird-watching enthusiasts seeking quality, durability, and effectiveness in their bird care and observation products. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every product, from bird tables to camera nest boxes, is designed for garden birds and bird watchers.

Our products are crafted from the finest materials, ensuring they withstand the test of time and weather, providing a lasting haven for your feathered friends.

Riverside Woodcraft leads the market in innovative bird-watching products, such as our camera nest boxes, which allow for intimate observation of bird life without disturbance.

FAQs on Garden Bird Watching

How Do I Start Bird Watching in My Garden?

Begin by setting up bird feeders and water sources in your garden. Riverside Woodcraft offers a range of bird tables and feeding stations perfect for attracting various bird species. Observing the types of birds visiting can help you tailor your garden to their preferences.

What Is the Best Time for Bird Watching?

Early morning and late afternoon are prime times for bird activity. However, different species have unique habits, so keep a watchful eye throughout the day. Seasonally, spring and autumn migrations offer a chance to see a wider variety of species.

How Can I Attract Specific Bird Species to My Garden?

Tailor the type of food, the style of feeders, and the nesting boxes you provide. For example, nectar feeders attract hummingbirds, while suet feeders are likelier to attract woodpeckers and fat ball-loving species.

What Should I Feed Garden Birds?

A mix of seeds, nuts, suet, and fruit caters to a broad range of dietary needs. Riverside Woodcraft's high-quality bird food ensures you're providing nutritious and appealing options to your garden visitors.

Can Bird Watching Be Done Year-Round?

Absolutely! Bird-watching can be enjoyed throughout the year. Changing seasons bring different bird-watching opportunities, from observing nesting behaviour in spring to watching winter flocks.

How Do Camera Nest Boxes Enhance Bird Watching?

Camera nest boxes, like those offered by Riverside Woodcraft, allow bird watchers to observe nesting birds and their chicks up close without disturbing them. It's a fantastic way to learn about young birds' breeding habits and growth.

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