Start recycling by putting kitchen scraps out for our garden birds instead of throwing your food in the dustbin.
Putting out bird food, especially in winter, can be a life saver for some birds.
Here is some food I put out
- A lot of birds love fruit. They will eat scraps and cores of apples and pears.
- Put the last of the crumbs from the cereal box out for our feathered friends
- Cheese – not mouldy but old cheese or left over pieces. I cut mine into small pieces or grate the cheese before putting it out. Birds love this.
- Leftover plain flavoured rice
- Bread – I soak it in water first – any type of bread.
- Stale cake
- Bacon rind (chopped small)
- Ham fat
- raw grated carrot (I have seen birds on the birdtable enjoy this)
Birds may not come to the food straight away, but they will soon learn to that food is there and check regularly. You will get the enjoyment of seeing that you are feeding our feathered friends.
Of course you must throw away anything the birds don’t eat or it could attract vermin.
You don’t need expensive bird tables or feeders – an old container with shallow sides can be used to put the kitchen scraps in.
Give it a go!