Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 29 January 2015

The 10 Best garden wildlife kits

Bird feeder
1. Bird feeder, £40,
A hipster home demands a hipster bird feeder – and they certainly don't come much cooler than this number by Eva Solo.
2. Hanging bird table, £85,
Frankly massive and possibly the poshest bird feeder around. No covered sides, though, so all those nuts can get blown around.
3. Traditional bird table, £9.99,
No trees? No problem, as this table comes with its own supporting structure. It is also remarkably cheap given its pine construction.
4. Bird nesting box, £6,
A little nest, for little birds to brave the winter in. Made of a twisted rattan that allows for ventilation, but nicely stays the wind.
5. Hedgehog house, £44.95,
Featured on BBC Autumnwatch, it's the perfect sheltered feeding area. The door is predator-proof, so only hedgehogs, etc can get in.
6. Mounted squirrel feeder, £17.99,
Why shouldn't squirrels have a place to call their own? This is specifically made with the little grey- and red-tails in mind.
7. Window feeder, £11.50,
You may live in a block of flats but that doesn't mean you can't do your bit for winter-chilled wildlife. Attaches to your window.
8. Feeding station kit, £21.90,
This is positively bacchanalian, with feeders for seeds, peanuts, fat snacks and even suet. Caters for all sorts of little creatures.
9. Dovecote, £155,
Rather palatial, but it should be, given its cost. Pine construction has eight sides and four doors.
10. Squirrel feeder, £37.71,
Don't waste your time trying to keep squirrels out of your bird feeder: give them their own house instead. This one splits into two.

From hedgehog houses to full feeding station kits, give your garden wildlife the treat they deserve.

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