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Leicester (PRWEB UK) 27 March 2013

Over the past ten to fifteen years, the importance of a company’s website has been exponentially growing in importance. At one point it was often optional, containing information and news a small number of consumers may be interested in studying. Today, the company website represents an absolutely essential and inseparable part of the businesses branding and success. They’re used to market, attract customers, convert visitors and drive sales, as well as processing the orders themselves.

Williams Commerce are proud to announce the launch of a brand-new Magento eCommerce website for Garden Bird Supplies, who are looking to expand on their previous successes in the bird feeding industry with a newly redesigned website constructed using the Magento development platform.

The Magento platform has been noted for its fast development times, sturdy architecture and comprehensive potential for integrating additional functionalities. With the new site Garden Bird will have the potential to manage their central, Amazon and eBay storefronts from a single location, processing orders and modifying listings as appropriate, for instance. They’ll also benefit from faster load times, and navigation well suited to the Search Engine Optimisation services Williams Commerce also offer.

A representative from Williams Commerce was available to comment on the launch and development of the new GardenBird.co.uk site. ‘They’ve seen their trade expand a lot over the last year, and this potential for growth is only set to continue. As more sales avenues and opportunities open up to them, it’s important the company is able to expand on their site organically without requiring major redevelopment. Now working as Magento specialists, it’s far easier for us to provide this kind of expandability through post-launch support.’

Williams Commerce are a digital marketing and Search Engine Optimisation agency, operating out of their headquarters based in the heart of Leicester. They recently moved into a specialisation in Magento development, with Garden Bird Supplies’ eCommerce website marking one of their first new projects. With a wide variety of new clients on board, the company hopes to continuing to strengthen their place in the field of Magento development over the coming year and beyond.

Clarence, New York (PRWEB) November 15, 2011

USABirdSupply.com offers bird gift ideas for the winter months ahead. Climate changes are affecting birds and where they winter. According to Audubon analyses, many species are moving north to winter, reflecting global warming. Purple Finches and Wild Turkeys have moved 400+ miles north in the last 40 years, while the Marbled Murrelets, Ring-Billed Gulls, Red-Breasted Mergansers, and Spruce Grouse have moved 300-360 miles north. Pine Suskins, Fox Sparrows, Boreal Chickadees and House Finches have moved 250+ miles north.

However, some species are not moving north, to their detriment, as their habitat becomes drier. This includes the burrowing owl, the meadowlark, whose population has declined 72% in the last 40 years, the vesper sparrow and generally grassland species.

Living in Southern California, Florida, or the Southern US, winter might mean swing temperatures from the low 40’s to 70’s. In the northern part of the US, the winter means very cold weather and snow.

USABirdSupply.com Offers 10 Bird Gift Ideas For Winter

1. Winter Shelters – Picture blowing wind, horizontal snow, bitter cold and weighing less than one ounce. Placing winter shelters facing south ideally under eaves, in a safe area from predators and protected from the wind and heavy snowfalls can provide huddled birds warmth and protection from the environment. USABirdSupply.com offers winter shelters for birds and is a great gift.

2. Winter Roosting Boxes– Roosting boxes allow small birds to huddle together for warmth. They differ from a bird house in that the hole is at the bottom rather than the middle or top to reduce heat loss. They also have perches inside allowing many birds to huddle. Place the box facing south, in a protected area, safe from predators and relatively close to feeders. Hang out nesting materials and the birds will stuff them inside the box for additional warmth. Chickadees, wrens, titmice, and woodpeckers will use a roosting box. The box should be about 12 feet off the ground. A metal or slate guard around the hole will help deter squirrels. After the holidays, Christmas trees can be placed outside for a shelter as well.

3. Heated Bird Baths – Birds require fresh water for drinking and bathing year round. A heated bird bath or heating element placed in an existing bird bath will encourage birds to frequent feeders as they will have access to both food and water. While birds do eat snow, it reduces their body heat. USABirdSupply.com offers pedestal as well as deck- EZ-tilt heated bird baths. In the warmer US regions, having a bird bath year round near feeders provides an ideal bird watching environment.

4. Suet - Suet is a high energy food with a high fat content that helps keep birds warm. Having a window suet feeder, hanging suet feeder or suet log is essential for winter bird feeding. There are numerous varieties of suet including hot pepper. The hot pepper taste deters squirrels but not birds. Chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays as well as woodpeckers will be attracted to suet. Bluebirds, warblers, kinglets, titmice, and wrens prefer suet with small seeds. USABirdSupply.com offers a wide variety of suet feeders and types of suet.

5. Bird Seed – Seeds with high fat or oil content provide energy and should be selected based on the types of birds that winter in your area. These would include black oil sunflower seeds, nyjer, white millet, and peanuts. To reduce waste and have no-mess, buy hulled seeds in the winter.

6. Striped vs. Oil Sunflower Seeds – Oil sunflower seeds have more oil than striped sunflower, are smaller and have a thinner shell which is easier to open. Striped sunflower seeds are larger with a thicker shell. While most birds such as cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and blue jays eat either type, sparrows and blackbirds have a harder time opening striped sunflower seeds.

7. Feeder Placement - Ground Feeders for southern areas that do not have snow in the winter attract juncos, brown thrashers, towhees, and sparrows. In areas with more challenging winters, the bird feeders should be placed out of the wind and should have the area beneath them cleaned of snow so the ground feeders can eat. Hopper and platform feeders attract cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, and titmice.

8. Cleaning Feeders And Bird Baths Before Winter – Before it gets too cold, clean and sterilize the feeder to reduce mold and get rid of old seed. Use gloves and a stiff brush. Feeders should be cleaned once a month. To clean the feeder there are several methods: one part bleach to nine parts hot water, mild unscented dish detergent in solution, or 4 parts water to 1 part white vinegar. Scrub and rinse thoroughly. Fill when completely dry. The same ratios can be used for bird baths. Also clean the area below feeders with a broom or shovel and hose down. There are also long cleaning brushes and easy-clean tube feeders with removable bottoms. USABirdSupply.com offers cleaning brushes, easy clean tube bird feeders, and bottled bird bath and bird house cleaners.

9. Bird Feeder Rain Guards – Rain guards, which in some cases double as a squirrel baffle, protect tube feeders which do not have a cover over feeding ports. Guards help with rain (in warmer regions) and snow in colder areas.

10. Squirrel Proof Feeders and Baffles - Using hot pepper suet and red cayenne/hot pepper in feed helps deters squirrels (but not birds). Squirrel proof feeders come in a variety of styles—weight activated, tube feeders in wire cages, and battery operated feeders that flip, tip and whip squirrels off the feeder. Safflower, nyjer seed and natural and hot pepper suet are not favorites of squirrels. Baffles can also be effective for feeders and when mounted on top protects the seed from rain and snow.

USABirdSupply.com is Located in Clarence, NY Outside Buffalo And Offers Over 1100 Bird Products Including Squirrel Proof Feeders, Hummingbird Feeders, Purple Martin Houses & Gourds, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses, Bird Baths, Garden Art, Bat & Owl Houses, Garden Flags, Butterfly Feeders, Live Mason Bees, and Honey Bee Supplies.

Is there evidence that feeding birds in your backyard will lead to bird death? Some think that once birds rely on your feed, they will not be capable of gaining their own food, especially during hard times such as winter.

Some feel that birds will rely on the food provided by you and that they will lose their ability to find their own food. Other experts think that our feathered friends are much more resilient and will discover new sources of food if the feeder repeatedly is empty and they can't support themselves or their young.

As reported in Bird Watcher's Digest, researchers Margaret Brittingham and Stanley Temple found that black-capped chickadees take, on average, only 20-25% of their winter food requirements from feeders. But, they also demonstrated a significant correlation between an individual bird's ability to survive the winter and the use of bird feeders.

Evidence shows that aves that eat food provided by humans through feeders had an annual (not just winter) survival rate that is 8% higher (up to 95% from 87%) than those birds that don't eat food provided by humans. For winter (as opposed to month-to-month), 69% of the feeder using birds survived the winter where only 37% of wild non-feeder using birds survived the winter.

If more wild birds survive the winter when we feed them, what are the implications? In simple terms, it means that without our help, a higher number of birds fail to survive the winter. If we help, more birds will survive. Curiously, even though our food supply will decrease the winter death rate, our avian friends will not completely rely on us. If your bird feeders are consistently empty, these amazing animals will almost always take flight to find another source of food on their own. You will also notice that in the spring, when food abounds, the birds are not as active at the feeders as they are in the winter when food is harder to find.

We can only suspect that different birds, like people, have different levels of dependence. However, the truth is that our avian friends will adapt. If one fails to continue a consistent feeding program, the birds will adapt and search for food.

I recommend that if you start a bird feeding program, stay consistent. It is best if you fill the feeders at the same time every day or whatever interval you need and ensure that the feeders do not stay empty for extended periods. For really great public information about bird feeding, go to

Also, if you plan to go on vacation or holiday, plan for your absence. If you will be gone for a short time (a few days), overfill your feeder and spread some on the ground around trees or bushes near your feeders. If you are going to be gone for an extended time, ask your friends, neighbors, or relatives to check and fill your feeders on a consistent basis.

As for winter feeding, it is more serious. Some bird populations may not migrate to areas of higher food availability if there is a reliable source near their summer habitats. Thus, if you feed birds on a consistent basis over the spring and summer, it is important that you are extremely consistent in the winter, when some species may rely on your food to survive.

To make a long story short, it is better for survival rates if you feed wild birds in your yard. But if you decide to feed them, it is ideal if you are consistent in your feeding.

Are you new to bird feeding. If so, then you might be happy with the fact that having bird feeders in your garden or near your home can provide you a source of natural music but also a decorative fixture that you and neighbors will surely love. Needless to say, the type of bird feeder you choose can make a lot of birds happy. If you want to know more about bird feeders and bird feeding, then read on...

First of all, a bird feeder provides your garden or space with functionality and decorative elements. Since feeders come in different styles, designs and materials, you can opt for one that is suitable to your home's general theme. To be closer to nature, though, you can opt for the natural-finished wooden bird feeders. If you have no idea how to make your own bird feeder, then it would be great news to say that you can easily buy one now in the design and size you prefer. You can choose to by fro the usual pet shop, home supply store or even from various specialty stores online. Buying online can also provide you with additional benefits as you are given more choices and better prices without having to hop from shop to shop.

Here are some useful bird feeding tips for newbies like you:

1. Choose your location carefully.

You should not place your bird feeders on wide open spaces that are easily seen by bird predators. There should be something (a tree, a bush or even an outdoor ornament) that can allow them to fly to and from your feeder while taking cover from predators. You must also choose your location carefully so you can avoid places with high traffic or much noise and pollution.

2. Choose high quality bird seeds.

If you want your bird feeder to work by attracting the most possible number of birds, then you should choose your bird seeds carefully. For starters, you can always use whole sunflower kernels. Choosing high quality bird food will attract the preferred song birds. As a rule of the thumb, you should always choose the better forms or bird seed as birds tend to go to a bird feeder that offers better meals. So if you want your bird feeders to serve their purpose by attracting a good number o birds, then make sure that you invest in good bird seed.

3. Make water always available on your bird feeders.

Another reason for birds to come back to your bird feeder is when you have sufficient supply of clean water. Also, it is important to use heated water (in the right temperature, please) during the winter season.

4. Practice patience.

You cannot your bird feeders to immediately attract a throng of birds. Like in almost everything, you need patience for this to happen. Depending on the area or the general location, birds can go to your bird feeder in a matter of days, weeks or even months after set up. You have to remember that birds also need familiarization with a new feeder as they are creatures of habit.