There are many ways to make our gardens a safer, more secure place for garden birds. These include creating wildlife hedges and other dense areas of planting, planting trees, putting up bird boxes and providing food.
However, in the process of helping birds, it’s possible to do more harm than good.
For example, badly maintained bird boxes can harbour diseases, salt in home-made bird food can be very harmful and trimming hedges at the wrong time can injure or kill birds.
Read our Beyond The Garden Gates article in full on the dangers to garden birds and how to avoid them being harmed…