When we bought our current house one of the big bonuses was that it had a lovely back garden. I’ve aways loved a garden, but I have to admit that I’m not at all green fingered. In fact, I’d go as far as saying that I’m more someone who goes for the wild look and then says it’s done purposefully to encourage nature and wildlife!
Gardening skills aside though – I am a big fan of encouraging wildlife to a back garden. At my old house I was lucky enough to have a gorgeous nature pond in the garden and I used to love sitting and seeing all the various insect and amphibians that it attracted.
Here we have a much smaller garden, and a pond isn’t really practical with a new baby in the family, but there’s one thing that everyone with even the smallest amounts of outdoor space can do – and that’s feed the birds. We were sent the Nick Baker’s Bird Window Feeder to review and it made me realise that you don’t even need outdoor space to feed the birds – just a window!
This Window Bird Feeder is basically exactly as the name suggests. A bird feeder that you can attach to the outside of the window.
Assembling the window bird feeder
The feeder comes in five separate parts in the box and is incredibly easy to put together. Firstly you place the one-way mirror into the outer plastic frame and then clip a green cover to the top of the feeder. The seed tray slots into the bottom and then around that you push a green plastic rounded perch into the holes provided.
All that’s left to do is slide in the window suckers that are used to attach it to the window. Make sure the window is clean first to get a better seal between the suckers and the glass.
The kit also comes with two little pieces which work as a mounting boss so that you can actually attach the feeder to a fence or wall instead of a window. You just need to provide your own screws to do this. Full instructions are included in the kit.
Where to put your window bird feeder
Whether you attach the feeder to a wall, fence or a window you just need to make sure that the feeder is high up enough so that it is out of the reach of cats or squirrels. It also helps to find a location close to a bush or tree so that the birds can hide there easily if a predator appears.
Once the feeder is in place, all that’s left is to fill it with bird seed.
With any bird feeder, don’t be disappointed if the birds do not come straight away. It can take them a while to discover a new feeder and to build up the confidence to visit it.
Maintaining your bird feeder
It is important to remember that your bird feeder will need some maintenance as time goes on. You should clean the bird feeder every time that you refill it to help prevent the spread of disease within the bird community.
Helping your little birdwatchers
Nick Baker’s Window Bird Feeder is a really rather attractive feeder and looks rather stylish when attached to a window. With the inclusion of a one-way mirror it’s also a great way for kids to get up close to birds and to learn all about them. For those new to bird watching the booklet that comes with the feeder has a guide to the most common garden birds. If your kids want to find out more though I can strongly recommend the RSPB’s website where there are some excellent free bird resources for children.
About the Nick Baker’s Window Bird Feeder
Nick Baker’s Window Bird Feeder is part of the My Living World collection from Interplay UK, and has an RRP of £14.99. It is available to buy online here at at the time of writing is priced at £12.99.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Nick Baker’s Window Bird Feeder from the My Living World collection by Interplay UK for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.