I’ve been feeding my family of birds a lot today. They are wild birds – should they depend on my bird food so much? Am I doing the right thing?
Here are some photos (apologies for the space inbetween the photos – I can’t seem to get rid of these gaps!)
I think I don’t have a choice when you see the conditions that have been in this area over the last few days.
And here is a reminder of a lovely day
Quite easy really isn’t it?
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Have just put together three articles about birds in winter that I have written previously
Thought they may interest you. They are below these notes I’ve written
There has been so much snow here and I have been shovelling snow away from the feeders. There has been so much snow it has covered the ground feeder and the old containers I put on the ground to throw bird food in. It was freezing.
I used the coal shovel to shovel the snow away and leave green patches of frozen earth near the garden bush where I put the bird food.
The blackbirds and thrushes were unusally brave and stayed close by watching me shovelling the snow and putting the bird food out. There is now a frenzy of feeding at the feeders so it was worth it.
Funnily enough the main problem I had was trying to get fresh water for these birds. The pond has frozen over and is covered in inches of snow. Yesterday I put some water in a container and within two hours it was frozen solid.
BIRDS CAN SURVIVE THE WINTER IF WE PUT FOOD OUT – One of the things it says is if we put bird food then birds don’t have to spend hours using their engery scratting for food. They will have more engery to survive the freezing nights
WATER FOR BIRDS – This was written in Summer – but birds do need water all year round . Our pond is frozen over and is covered in inches of snow. This morning I’ve spent a while looking for water container for fresh water for the birds. Photos to follow
BIRDS IN WINTER – Things don’t change much round here. I’m still putting bird food out. The birds are flocking to the feeders because of the snow and freezing weather.
Photos to follow when I find the lead that goes from the camera to the computer