Feeding birds helps them survive throughout the year. Putting out any type of bird food means you can attract birds.
Here is some of the favourite food of some garden birds:
- Song Thrush
Peanut granules, mealworms, fruit (I put out peeled and chopped apple). I also put out grated cheese.
Peanut granules, mealworms, apple. They also love grated cheese.
- House Sparrow
Bird seed mixes, millet, sunflower hearts, fat balls and (when they are breeding) mealworms.
- Blue Tit
Peanuts, black sunflower seeds, bird seed mixes, fatballs
Black sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts, bird seed mixes
As you can see it’s easy to attract birds.
It’s easy to buy a bag of mixes bird seed to start with and see what birds visit you.
Cheese and apple is a favourite with many birds as well. I throw my apple core on the bird table and any left over cheese. I’ve also started to grate cheese especially to put on the bird table. I think that’s why I’m getting so many blackbirds and thrushes, but we still have snow on the ground and the ground is still frozen so they welcome any food.
You don’t need a large garden area. Hanging bird feeders and bird tables don’t take up much room.
Why not give it a try