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The Times wrote:

"THE BIRD TABLE
www.thebirdtable.co.uk
Price Hanging bird table. 14.99; Thistle seed feeder, 12.99. Delivery charge and time Two to three working days; orders over 15 free, otherwise 3.

Description This site is an ornithologist's dream. As well as bird boxes, you can stock up on nut nibbles, seed feeders and delicious treats, such as mini-cakes made out of chilli peppers, peanuts and suet fat. The nesting boxes are artistically designed, from one with smart slate roof tiles, to an impressive box in the shape of an Egyptian pyramid. You can also buy non-toxic table disinfectant.

Catch None."


The Week wrote:

Wild bird house Made from aromatic red cedar, this stylish design is ideal for hanging on either a tree or a wall. Small birds such as tits and nuthatches will love it. Price: 8.49. Contact: 01268-413109; www.thebirdtable.co.uk


Horizons wrote:

BIRD TABLES
A bird table will add variety to your bird feeding. Plenty of foods loved by birds are difficult to feed in any other way, especially household scraps like bacon rind, cheese scraps etc.. You could feed some of these on the ground but a well-sited bird table gives added protection from cats. You can also use bird tables as a handy support for nut or seed feeders. Bird baths are both very useful for the birds and great entertainment for us! Birds need to bathe to keep their feathers in good condition and will use a bird bath for drinking and bathing even in the coldest weather.
The siting of your bird table is very important. If you put it too far away from cover, the shyer birds will be reluctant to use it; too close to cover and sparrowhawks and cats will both eat well! Birds bathing or drinking are even more vulnerable, because bird baths are usually low to the ground. For most of us, the sight of a sparrowhawk is one of the bonuses of bird feeding but a bird eating cat, even if it's ours, isn't. Cats are very proficient predators; they don't need help!
BIRD BATHS
Shallow water is essential for all birds; both for bathing and drinking. As well as being good for the birds, the antics of bathing birds are great fun to watch! Keep bird baths clean to avoid any risk of disease.
TREATS FEEDERS
Bird treats are just that - enjoyable, tasty (well, as far as we can tell for birds!) and convenient. Modern packaging means that the food stays fresh longer and is much easier and cleaner to handle. Treats can be fed on a bird table or even on the ground but one of the purpose built feeders is undoubtedly the best way of presenting them. They tend to last several days and keeping them off the ground will help avoid problems with rats and other pests. Treat feeders can be hung in exactly the same way as nut and seed feeders; although some of the more open feeders, while excellent for the birds, are best used in a sheltered situation where the treat won't be washed away.
Try attaching a suitable treat feeder to the trunk or a large branch of a tree, it can be a little fiddly but some of the birds who do not come readily to free hanging feeders will thank you for it.
If you want to attract the widest variety of birds to your garden, it is important to offer a range of foods and feeding opportunities. Start sensibly though - you can spend a lot of money buying specialised wild bird food that you may not need. A good starting point is to buy black sunflower seed and peanuts to use in feeders and a mixed seed mix to use on bird tables or on the ground. By using these foods in a variety of places (including a few quieter areas for the less bold birds) you will attract most of the species found in the majority of areas. As you gain experience add some specialist seeds (niger, for instance) to broaden your garden's appeal.
To keep your bird food in the best possible condition, keep it dry and away from rats and mice. If you have to store a lot of food, plastic dustbins are efficient and hold enough to feed a small army (or a large flock) of birds. Feeding seed on the ground attracts a number of bird species that won't use a feeder of any sort but any spare seed will attract mice and rats. To avoid conflicts with the neighbours, feed on the ground in the morning and only put down sufficient food for the birds to eat during the day, leaving the ground clear by nightfall. To prevent disease, change your feeding area regularly.
For all your bird needs and more advice log on to www thebirdtable.co.uk or call 01268 413109


The Telegraph wrote :

 
WILD BIRD HOUSE
Made from aromatic red cedar, this box (right) will provide a home for small birds such as tits and nuthatches. It costs 8.49, from the bird table (01268 413109)
www.thebirdtable.co.uk