Are you a keen photographer? One of the UK’s leading home and garden retailers, wilko, is inviting you to share your best wild bird photos to capture the best of our feathered friends, in the return of it’s much loved annual competition.

wilko invites you to share your best wild bird pictures for the chance to see your snaps in its 2023 Wild Bird Calendar and win one of 12 wilko gift cards worth £100.

All you need is a camera, an eye for detail… and a flying visit from your favourite wild birds to be in with a chance of winning.

wilko’s range of wild bird food will be sure to help attract birds to your garden, as the high-energy, nutritious feed will prove popular with the UK’s bird species. You could see starlings, sparrows, robins and more flocking to your feeders as winter can be a tough season for them so they will be particularly grateful for the food at this time of year.

Daniel Bingham, Senior Pets Buyer for wilko, offers some practical advice: “Birds feed every day and don’t store energy well, so one or two bad days in cold weather or without food can be very dangerous for them, particularly during frosty or icy periods.

“Put out a good selection of food in feeders or on tables to attract birds to your garden – things like fat balls are nutritious and high in energy – perfect to help them maintain weight and stay fuelled.

“Put some soft food down for the songbirds who can’t reach the feeders. Suet blocks and pellets work particularly well as they give the birds a great energy boost and plenty of calories.

“Don’t forget to provide fresh water. Ponds, puddles and other water sources may freeze over, making them inaccessible to birds so a fresh water supply could be crucial for them.

“Birds can be timid so you’ll need to be patient, build up trust by sharing plenty of treats and you could soon be rewarded with the perfect wild bird shot”.

The wilko wild bird competition runs from December 19, 2021 to January 21, 2022.

All photographs should be at least 300dpi, be taken in a garden or outdoor setting and must have been taken by you.

Email your entries to

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