Birds are pleasant company to have in your garden. Watching them perform acrobatics to get their food is a fun and interesting hobby. In a peaceful environment birds will come very near to the house to make use of a birdbath or feeder. Even in the smallest inner-city gardens!
But the garden birds need our help now more than ever. They have fewer natural sources of food and nesting opportunities due to the urbanisation of the countryside and general pollution. We can slow down the decline in the number of birds by providing food all year round and hanging plenty of nesting boxes. And we will enjoy our gardens more!