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Observing birds in your garden is one of the best ways to learn to identify birds. You don't need much equipment for bird watching in your back garden but these ten items will help you attract a wide variety of species as well as aid you in identification and keep you warm on chilly days.
Olympus DPS-I 8 x 40 Binoculars
Binoculars
A pair of binoculars is useful for identifying birds in your garden as it means you can view them without disturbing them by getting too close. Choose a pair of lightweight, waterproof binoculars and keep them handy. FIND OUT MORE ...


Garden Bird Identification Book
Garden Bird Identification Book
The Complete Garden Bird Book will help you identify the most common birds in your garden. It also has information on encouraging birds into your garden, is simple to use and fully illustrated. FIND OUT MORE ...


Fleece
Fleece
A fleece will keep you warm and protected from the cold British weather. Choose a fleece that is simple to pull on and in muted colours - you don't want to frighten away the birds! FIND OUT MORE ...


Flask
Flask
Take a hot drink, soup or something a bit stronger outside with you and you'll be more than happy to spend a few hours out in the cold observing your garden birds. Or try a hot toddy if you're feeling a bit adventurous. FIND OUT MORE ...


Bird Table
Bird Table
A well stocked bird table will attract many different birds to your garden. This traditional wooden bird table made from FSC pine has a roof to keep the birds protected from the harsh winter elements. FIND OUT MORE ...


Bird Feeder
Bird Feeder
Hang this sturdy seed feeder from your bird table or a pole and watch as it attracts a variety of birds to your garden. It's constructed from die cast aluminium and disassembles for easy cleaning.. FIND OUT MORE ...


Bird Seed
Bird Seed
Goldfinches regularly make an appearance in the top 10 birds spotted in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch survey. You can encourage them into your garden with Niger seed - a black oil-rich tonic which they love. FIND OUT MORE ...


Bird Fat Treat
Bird Fat Treat
Fat-rich food is high in energy and essential for birds to survive the winter months. This 12 pack of bird fat treats contains mealworms, berries and insects to suit all wild birds. BUY NOW


Sparrow Flats
Sparrow Flats
Despite being the UK's most popular bird, sparrows are declining in numbers due to a lack of good nesting sites. These sparrow flats will provide a suitable home for them as they prefer to nest in colonies. FIND OUT MORE ...


CatWatch Cat Deterrent
Cat Deterrent
CATWatch is an ultrasonic deterrent that will keep intruders out of your garden. It is the only cat deterrent approved by the RSPB and will let your birds enjoy your garden undisturbed. FIND OUT MORE ...


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