Hygiene & Safety
Helping keep birds healthy
We all enjoy feeding the wild birds in our gardens, but it is important to follow a few simple hygiene procedures to ensure that your garden is a safe place for them.
- Clean feeders and bird tables regularly with disinfectant, rinsing thoroughly.
- Wear rubber gloves when handling feeding equipment and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
- Keep feeding areas clean of droppings and discarded food.
Note: our disinfectants have not been tested on animals and are not dangerous to the environment
Window strikes (when a bird flies into a window) happen throughout the year, but usually peak at the end of the breeding season when numbers of young, inexperienced birds are at their greatest.
The best way to reduce the likelihood of these collisions is to draw attention to the presence of the glass by placing a sticker in the centre of the pane (unless the majority of impacts occur in one place). Any shaped sticker is likely to work, but for maximum effect we have used silhouettes of birds of prey or a spider's web - in both cases images that birds are keen to avoid.