Birds

Over half of all adults in the UK put out bird feeders in their gardens and there’s a budding community of bird lovers in Lyde Green too (not including the cats!)

We’d all love to encourage some more birds into our gardens.

Encourage birds to visit:

  • Put out bird food (a wider range of types will encourage a wider range of birds!) This doesn’t have to be expensive and you can even put out some kitchen scraps like leftover porridge oats, bruised fruit, baked, mashed or roast potatoes and even pastry! More info from the RSPB about what to feed garden birds here & advice on feeding birds food scraps here.
  • Try to place feeders near trees, bushes and other shelter (such as a bird table with a roof)
  • Provide fresh water such as a bird bath or small dish
  • Ensure there are plenty of places to perch
  • Remember to clean out bird feeders and water dishes regularly to prevent pests or build up of droppings and dirt
  • Place some nesting boxes in suitable locations around your home to give birds a place to rear their chicks

Which birds have been spotted in Lyde Green?

  • Seagull
  • Magpie
  • Pigeon
  • Robin
  • Blackbird
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Wren
  • Heron (Lake)
  • Egret (Lake)
  • Ducks (Lake)

If you’ve spotted a bird in Lyde Green (or elsewhere) and you’re not sure what it is, try using the RSPB’s Bird Identifier and let us know if it’s something new!

What to do if you find an injured bird?

The RSPB are a conservation organisation only and so do not have any facilities to rescue, treat and look after any injured or baby birds. However, there is some useful advice on their website from Welfare Specialists.

The RSPCA have more detailed advice and may also have some facilities available to rescue, treat and look after injured or baby birds.

Help Wildlife also have advice as well as listings for animal sanctuaries/wildlife rescue centres where you can find out more about where to take an injured or sick animal.