Seasonal Birdwatching Tips

Different seasons, different rules

Many people believe that you only need to feed birds in the winter as food is scarce and the conditions are harsh. However, birds have different needs for different seasons and these guides will help clarify some of the seasonal feeding rules.

 

Find a seasonal guide below:

Winter Birdwatching

Looking after your birds in the cold months

Essential winter feeding information

Great family winter walks

A berry merry Christmas for your garden birds

How to help wildlife with hibernation

Top tips for turning your garden into a winter wonderland for wildlife

Bird behaviour in winter

Where to find Robins in winter

New Years Resolutions for Birders

 

Spring Birdwatching 

The best tools for birdwatching in Spring

Spring birdwatching - What can you do to prepare?

An Easter egg hunt with a twist

 

Summer Birdwatching

Feeding birds in the summer - The do's and don'ts

July Birds: What to look for

 

Autumn Birdwatching 

How to make a Halloween pumpkin feeder

Garden Tasks for the First Day of Autumn

The Great Autumn Migration - Where to Spot Migrating Birds 

A History of Bad Bird Omens

 

Winter Birdwatching Tips

Winter can be a punishing time for Britain's birds, but with these articles, you will have peace of mind you are doing your utmost to help them.

Looking after your birds in the cold months

As winter begins to form in the UK, the climate becomes harsher. While we have duvets, woolly hats and nice hot brew to help us, our British birds don't have the same luxury. In this article, find out how you can help your garden birds throughout the cold months.

Essential winter feeding information

Although this guide is shorter than the previous article, it still features plenty of important information, especially regarding how birds use up energy. Make sure you read this short but sweet essential winter feeding information.

Great family winter walks

We are not all about supplying bird food information here at Kennedy! We also have some fantastic activities that you and your family can enjoy in the winter. Fly on over to our great family walks this winter page.

A berry merry Christmas for your garden birds

While we indulge in everything that makes Christmas so great, spare a thought for your garden visitors. From bird food tinsel to fat ball baubles, jazz up your backyard with this fun, Christmas themed, bird food decorations.

How to help wildlife with hibernation

The winter season can be a difficult time for our garden friends, that's why many animals go into hibernation to protect themselves during this tough time. We've identified some of the best ways that you can help your garden animals with hibernation, so they make it through the winter.

Top tips for turning your garden into a winter wonderland for wildlife

With winter coming along fast, it is time to get your garden prepared for the colder seasons. Making sure to look after the tiny critters that visit your garden cannot only attract your favourite wildlife but also keep them coming back all year round. Check out our top tips for making your garden winter wildlife friendly! 

Bird behaviour in winter

Bird behaviour changes with the seasons. From cleaning habits, nesting & feeding times, this article looks at bird behaviour in winter and what it all means.

Where to find Robins in Winter

The cute little Robin is synonymous with winter (especially Christmas). Although you have likely spotted them in your garden before, nibbling on the berries and the treats you leave out, there are plenty of other places you can spot them out and about. Read our article about where to find Robins in winter.

New Years Resolutions for Birders

Start your new year off the right way with our New Years resolutions for birders. Find out how to up your bird watching game and start spotting those rare and coveted species hiding away within the UK. 

Spring Birdwatching Tips

With spring migration taking place and nesting season in full flow, spring is an eventful season for birds indeed! Check out some of these Spring birdwatching tips

The best tools for birdwatching in Spring

Spring is an incredibly busy time for birdwatchers around the country. Therefore, make sure you are prepared with the right tools! From the bird seed, binoculars and even our new bird spotter map (coming soon), after reading our top tools for birdwatching this Spring, you will be fully equipped.

Spring birdwatching - What can you do to prepare?

With the temperature beginning to rise and evenings getting lighter, you undoubtedly will have heard the birds chirping in the trees as they prepare their nests. But make sure you are preparing your garden for spring as well, to give the birds the extra boost during nesting season. Remember, Spring feeding will help to breeding!

An Easter egg hunt with a twist

With Spring comes Easter, and while Easter egg hunts are popular all over the world, this modern twist on the classic is fun for the whole family and means no one has to miss out on the prizes. Take a look at our children's Easter egg hunt with a twist

Summer Birdwatching Tips

People say you shouldn't feed birds in the summer as it means they will become overly reliant and lazy, and always on the lookout for handouts. However, this simply isn't true and many studies show that many birds receive as little as 25% from feeders and gardens. Have a browse through some of our summer birdwatching tips below

Feeding birds in the summer - The do's and don'ts

With a tasty bird food buffet laid out in your back garden, summer can be a rewarding season indeed. However, you need to be aware of some of the rules for feeding birds in the summer as certain products are not so suitable.

July Birds: What to look for

Summer is the perfect time to spot some of Britain's most beautiful birds. Whether you are lounging in your own garden, or you head out on a hike to spot the best wildlife, take a look at our July bird watching guide, to find out what breeds you can look forward to spotting. 

Autumn Birdwatching Tips

Autumn is a beautiful month for getting outside birdwatching. With fiery, lavish colours all around, make sure you pack your camera as well as your binoculars! It's also a season not short on fun events, with Halloween and Bonfire night in close quarters and Christmas just around the corner. Here are some helpful Autumn birdwatching tips below

How to make a Halloween pumpkin feeder

Although the birds won't have a clue why we are dressing up as ghosts and ghouls, they could feel left out. But they don't have to! With this Halloween themed bird feeder from Kennedy, you will be able to provide your garden birds with their very own treats.

Garden Tasks for the First Day of Autumn

Make sure you're fully prepared for the autumn months, with our guide to the top garden tasks to prepare you for autumn and the colder months. Find out how to set up your garden to help your garden birds and how to clear out the old and bring in the new. 

The Great Autumn Migration - Where to Spot Migrating Birds 

Discover the best spots for seeing your favourite birds migrating south for the winter. These autumn migration spots are not only great for birdwatching, but they also offer a relaxing outdoor holiday locations. 

A History of Bad Bird Omens 

We have such a diverse and extensive history in the UK, it's to be expected that we've anaged to collect a huge variety of weird and wonderful superstitions. To celebrate this mysterious part of our culture, here a re a few of the best bad bird omens that you may want to look out for!