I recently put up a bird table in my front garden which is next to a road that can be fairly busy during school times. It has a roof with an in-built nut feeder. I filled the nut feeder with peanuts and I have scattered suet and seeds on the table but the only birds I have seen are sparrows and a very cheeky pigeon that steals all the food from the open sided table and stands on the top of the roof of the table making a mess!!! Initially, the table was at the end of the garden fairly close to the road but it was under a tall and mature apple tree. Now, I have moved it away from the road and closer to the house but it is now more in the open. I have attached a photo of the setup. In my back garden, I have had loads of birds visiting the feeders from long tailed tits to greater spotted woodpeckers to blackcaps etc... Why are they not venturing to the bird table???
I have always found that birds take quite some time to get used to new feeder position & would sooner have shelter of nearby trees/bushes!
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