In winter bird’s natural supplies such as insects and seeds run out and many garden birds, especially the small birds do not survive the freezing winter.
This freezing winter weather can be a killer for garden birds
Putting food out for garden birds is a way to stop garden birds from dying.
Putting food out for garden birds will really help them survive and is a positive thing to do.
I know this weather makes it hard for us as well. I myself hit a pothole and punctured two tyres one freezing evening. At the moment the snow is closing in near us, but if we can turn our thoughts to bird feeding we can all help our garden birds pull through the winter.
There are many things outside our control that cause the decline of the bird population. Feeding birds is something that is within our control.
There are may types of bird food on the market and if you would like any advice please let me know.
Putting out kitchen scraps and recycling old food is a good way to feed birds
Fruits such as apples, pears soaked dried fruit can be fed to birds.
Nuts are rich in fat. Hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts can be fed to birds. The most common nut we feed to birds is the peanut (unsalted peanuts)
Other kitchen scraps that can be used are cooked potatoes, rice, cake, cut up or grated cheese, ham fat.
Lard is good for birds in winter. I often melt some lard. When it is melted I pour it over bird food and mix it together. This does not make a fatball – it just gives birds fat coated bird food.
Lets all join together and all put bird food out across Britain this winter. It is really the worst weather in ages.
If you have any tips or would like advice please let me know.