Feeding birds in a small yard area

I'll be moving soon to a terraced house in County Durham and I will have a yard area at the back (nothing at front). The area is narrow but quite long.

There is space for some potted plants, and I guess some bird feeding table or whatever (although no soil area)

What would you suggest I have or do to attract birds?

I do hope kind people can help. Thank you so much.

  • If there’s food, water and shelter you should be able to attract birds. Does the yard get much sunlight?
  • Thank you.
    Its south facing.
    I was wondering what plants I could grow in the yard space in pots to attract birds, and whether a free standing bird table might be a good idea.
  • In reply to Gall:

    A lot depends on the overall area available to you for plants.

    Ideally bushes, hedges or shrubs, somewhere the birds can take some refuge in, also plants that attract insects, like bees, butterflies might help.

    For small trees, consider juniper firs which can be bought in tubs, you may be able to build a raised flower bed, and plant things like lavender and erysimum.

    The link below will take you to a photo of one such raised flower bed that was cleared out and replanted back in May 2020. The overall length is a little over 2.5 mtrs L x 0.5 mtrs W and approx 30-38 cms deep, to give you some idea. You may even be able to buy a raised flower bed, have a look around at what is available.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/peak-rambler/49904791403/in/album-72157714135351448/

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler