Best Bird Tables in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 4, 2019
Bird tables attract rare birds, providing them with temporary shelter and provision. The best bird tables also protect birds from various predators and elements. These are the constructions you'll find on this list. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

This construction incorporates an effective anti-pigeon/cat design that attracts rare birds. The thick wooden roof provides the birds with 24/7/365 shelter, so you'll be able to birdwatch pretty much whenever. The product has been handmade using sustainable low-carbon FSC timber, making this construction tough, durable, but also eco-conscious.

CONS

The food can be difficult to pour into the table. 

OUR VERDICT

The Hutch Company Fordwich Black Rare Bird Table Retreat will be able to satisfy bird watchers and keen gardeners alike. The construction is 150 cm tall, providing the optimal viewing angle, especially for the elderly. You can use the extension pole (sold separately) to increase the construction's height to six inches (~180+ cm).

detailed parameters
Mounting

Pole-mounting (pole included)

Materials

Wood

Extras

Anti-pigeon/cat design, stabilisers for wind protection, minimal assembly required

Dimensions

~45 x 45 x 150 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The product has been designed to blend into fences and garden walls, so you won't have to worry about ruining the garden's aesthetics.  In addition to tough C24 construction timber, this little house incorporates a felt roof that makes sure the water drips down without gathering on the roof and comes equipped with a food tray, making it easy to feed the birds.

CONS

The nails could've been handled better. 

OUR VERDICT

There are no gardens that couldn't use this Home and Roost Hove Fence Wall-Mounted Bird Table. The timber has been twin-treated with anti-bacterial Marcide coating to prevent disease spreading. No assembly is required, all you have to do is mount the table.

detailed parameters
Mounting

Wall- or pole-mounting (pole not included)

Materials

Wood

Extras

Twin-treated with anti-bacterial Marcide coating to prevent disease spreading, no assembly required

Dimensions

26 x 29 x 50 cm (with bracket)

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The heavy-duty metal cage excludes squirrels, cats, and larger birds. The durable polished aluminium is virtually immune to rust and corrosion. It is as long-lasting as they come and can be easily dismantled for cleaning. The Feedsafe biocidal coating kills bacteria on contact, making this cage safe for birds and people alike.

CONS

The lid is somewhat difficult to close. 

OUR VERDICT

Gardman A01821 Bird Feeder requires the least amount of effort to install and upkeep. You won't have to assemble anything. You won't even have to mount this cage. The built-in handle with the hook will let you hang this cage anywhere you want.

detailed parameters
Mounting

Hanging (built-in handle with hook)

Materials

Metal

Extras

Anti-pigeon/cat/squirrel design, feedsafe biocidal coating, container for peanuts (holds ~0.5 kg of food), no assembly required

Dimensions

24 x 24 x 29 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The table's roomy enough to provide ample space for visiting birds to rest and replenish. The screwed-together build makes this bird-feeding station durable and easily sustainable. The stabilisers will make sure to protect the construction against the wind.

CONS

The construction takes some time to assemble. 

OUR VERDICT

The Hutch Company 11950 Maypole Bird Table looks warm and charming. The product has been made in Great Britain using trees from sustainable forests. The construction will stand there for years to come, attracting birds and discouraging guests from disturbing the birds.

detailed parameters
Mounting

Pole-mounting (pole included)

Materials

Wood

Extras

Stabilisers for wind protection, twin-treated with anti-bacterial Marcide coating to prevent disease spreading, assembly required

Dimensions

36 x 36 x 136.5 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Since the construction is relatively basic, you shouldn't face major challenges putting the whole thing together. Plus, the package includes the necessary screws, so you won't have to purchase anything separately. The slanted roof will make sure to prevent water buildup. 

CONS

The hanging cord doesn't last. 

OUR VERDICT

Kingfisher HBT Hanging Bird Table is as affordable and, in turn, as basic as these bird-feeding stations come. Because the product is so compact and easy on the pocketbook, you can purchase multiple models and hang them across the garden. 

detailed parameters
Mounting

Hanging (built-in hanging cord)

Materials

Wood

Extras

Assembly required

Dimensions

~25 x 30 x 20 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

The Hutch Company FORDTHC

Vantage Point

The Hutch Company Fordwich Black Rare Bird Table Retreat will make an excellent addition to any garden.

First and foremost, this product incorporates an effective anti-pigeon/cat design that attracts rare small birds, which is nice considering that nobody wants to sit back and watch some pigeons (no offence to the pigeon lovers out there).

The construction is 150 centimetres tall, providing the optimal viewing angle, especially for the elderly.

At the same time, the thick wooden roof provides the birds with 24/7/365 shelter, so you'll be able to birdwatch pretty much whenever.

The product has been handmade using sustainable low-carbon FSC timber, making this construction tough, durable, but also eco-conscious.

The freestanding design comes supplied with stabilisers that protect the construction from wind and secure the foundation.

Installation-wise, the product's shipped in two parts, so minimal assembly is required but nothing that will take too much time and effort.

The construction makes it somewhat difficult to pour the food into the table, that's something that we'd like to see improved in the next model.

Apart from that, The Hutch Company Fordwich Black Rare Bird Table Retreat will be able to satisfy bird watchers and keen gardeners alike. You can use the extension pole (sold separately) to increase the construction's height to six inches (~180+ centimetres). From most perspectives, this product is among the best bird tables out there.

Review of The Hutch Company FORDTHC Fully Assembled Bird Table

 

Home and Roost HOVETHC

Blending Into Fences and Garden Walls

Home and Roost Hove Fence Wall-Mounted Bird Table is pretty much everything that these garden constructions should be.

First things first, the product has been designed to blend into fences and garden walls, so you won't have to worry about ruining the garden's aesthetics. The whole thing's built using C24 construction timber, making this product sturdy and durable.

You can choose between pole- or wall-mounting approaches (the package comes without any poles though). With the bracket, the construction measures 26 x 29 x 50 centimetres, so you won't have to sacrifice too much garden space.

All things considered, this thing's built to last. In addition to tough timber, this little house incorporates this felt roof that makes sure the water drips down without gathering on the roof and comes equipped with a food tray, making it easy to feed the birds.

Build-wise, the only issue here is the nails. Depending on the model, the nails are sometimes hammered somewhat crudely.

Besides that, there are no gardens that couldn't use this Home and Roost Hove Fence Wall-Mounted Bird Table. The timber has been twin-treated with anti-bacterial Marcide coating to prevent disease spreading. No assembly is required, all you have to do is mount the table.

Review of Home and Roost HOVETHC Wall mounted Bird Table

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Gardman A01821

No Cats and Squirrels Allowed

Gardman A01821 Bird Feeder is somewhat different. As far as we're concerned, the construction doesn't look especially charming and won't add to the garden's aesthetics.

On the bright side, no assembly is required. You won't even have to mount this cage. The built-in handle with the hook will let you hang this cage anywhere you want.

The heavy-duty metal cage excludes squirrels, cats, and larger birds, making sure that the cage attracts small, rare birds only. The durable polished aluminium is virtually immune to rust and corrosion. It is as long-lasting as they come and can be easily dismantled for cleaning.

The Feedsafe biocidal coating kills bacteria on contact, making this cage safe for birds and people alike.

Inside the cage, there's this container for peanuts and other nuts that holds ~0.5 kilograms worth of food, so you won't have to refill the container particularly often.

Setting aesthetics inside, the product's flaws are basically limited to the lid that can be somewhat difficult to close sometimes.

Other than that, Gardman A01821 Bird Feeder requires the least amount of effort to install and upkeep. It is easily up there with the best bird tables convenience-wise. Plus, the cage will last.

Review of Gardman A01821 Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

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The Hutch Company 11950

Warm and Charming

The Hutch Company 11950 Maypole Bird Table looks warm and charming.

The product has been made in Great Britain using trees from sustainable forests. The company makes sure to plant two trees for every single tree they cut down.

At the same time, the product is not only stylish but also plenty practical. Measuring 36 x 36 x 136.5 centimetres, the construction is tall enough to discourage different animals from disturbing the birds. The table is roomy enough to provide ample space for visiting birds to rest and replenish.

You will, however, have to assemble this construction, which is something that might take some time because there are enough pieces here to make it somewhat challenging.

On the bright side, you'll likely have no issues with this tall bird table once you assemble the construction. The screwed-together build makes this bird-feeding station durable and easily sustainable. The stabilisers will make sure to protect the construction against the wind. The timber has been twin-treated with anti-bacterial Marcide coating to prevent diseases from spreading.

Long story short, The Hutch Company 11950 Maypole Bird Table will stand there for years to come, attracting birds and discouraging guests from disturbing the birds.

Review of The Hutch Company 11950 Anti-fungal Heavy Duty Bird Table

 

Kingfisher HBT

Basic and Affordable

Kingfisher HBT Hanging Bird Table is as affordable and, in turn, as basic as these bird-feeding stations come. There's not much to cover here, so we'll keep things brief and to the point.

First off, this bird-feeding station comes disassembled, so you'll have to put the construction together. On the bright side, because the construction is relatively basic, you shouldn't face major challenges putting the whole thing together. Plus, the package includes the necessary screws, so you won't have to purchase anything separately.

The entire station measures ~25 x 30 x 20 centimetres, so you shouldn't have any issues finding enough space for this relatively tiny construction. You'll be able to hang this bird table onto pretty much any thick branch. The built-in hanging cord doesn't necessarily last though, so you'd probably want to replace the cord after a few years.

The slanted roof will make sure to prevent water buildup and make the birds comfortable enough through wind and rain.

All things considered, Kingfisher HBT Hanging Bird Table keeps things simple. Because the product is so compact and affordable, you can purchase multiple models and hang them across the garden. It will make the garden look warm and approachable without major financial investments.

Review of Kingfisher HBT Hanging Bird Table

 

What Is a Bird Table?

Birds are fairly interesting, aren't they? Even if you're not into the whole birdwatching thing, there's no garden that won't instantly appear warmer and more approachable with a bird table there. Sitting back and watching these birds chirp away in your garden is as peaceful and relaxing as leisure activities come.

You will have to choose the bright bird table though. First, consider where you'll be putting this table. If you have enough available space, we would recommend going with these large pole-mounted wooden bird tables. These feeding stations usually prevent pigeons, cats, and squirrels from accessing the table.

If you don't have too much free space in your garden, opting for hanging tables is usually the way to go. You can hang these tables onto thick-enough branches. More often than not, these constructions are more compact.

Apart from that, high-quality bird tables usually come equipped with some anti-bacterial coating to prevent disease spreading, so we would highly recommend considering these models first and foremost.

Don't necessarily care for birds? You might want to consider these bee houses or butterfly houses then.

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Publish Date: 2019-12-04 07:17:33