Keeping the bird food inside bird feeders dry when it is raining is difficult
Driving rain can seep into the feeding holes in the hanging bird feeders and clogg up the bird seed.
This makes it difficult for birds to get at the seed just at a time when they need to get energy quickly.
It’s a messy job trying to get the wet bird food from inside the bird feeders and clean the feeder.
- I don’t put out all my hanging feeders.
- I always keep one hanging feeder as a spare. I keep it dry and clean
This means when I bring in the rain lashed, wet bird feeders I don’t have to try and unclog the wet feed from inside the feeder straigh away. When the hanging feeders have been cleaned I can leave them to dry naturally. This really helps me when I’m short of time.
Keeping a spary, dry, clean bird feeder means there will always be bird food when the birds need it most.
This Bird Feeding Tip is just a basic, simple way to make sure our garden birds have a supply of dry, clean food at a time when rain and cold weather can make survival difficult for them.