The fastest way to attract all types of birds to your garden is to have bird feeders. There are many types but we prefer the more traditional forms. Oak bird feeders age gracefully, always looking beautiful and having a natural affinity with your garden, while wood is the only material used for the manufacture of bird feeders that is a renewable resource.
Charging your bird feeders with a diverse mix of feed will attract the greatest variety of birds. Birds that prefer sunflower seeds will toss millet and corn aside. To attract woodpeckers, tits and nuthatches, mixtures of peanuts, nuts and dried fruit are best. The way to attract the greatest variety of birds to your garden is to have a number of different bird feeders with differing feeds. During winter, food is in scarce supply so a bird feeder in your garden loaded with feed will have many visitors.