wild life

Please remember you lot, to keep these little ones looked after this winter. Tough times for wildlife at the moment, frozen ground and not so many insects about for them to feed on. So put something nutritious out for them, keep them going through the winter. Here’s advice from the RSPB:

Here are six top tips for helping your garden birds:

1. Put out feed regularly, especially in severe weather.  Set up a bird table and use high calorie seed mixes. This can also be used to put out kitchen scraps such as grated cheese, pastry and porridge oats.

2. Put out hanging feeders with black sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts, sunflower-rich mixes or unsalted peanuts.

3. Ensure a supply of fresh water every day. If it is very cold use tepid water but DO NOT use any antifreeze products.

4. Put out fruit, such as apples and pears, for blackbirds, song thrushes and other members of the thrush family.

5. Birdfood bars or fat hung up or rubbed into the bark of trees is a great help for treecreepers, goldcrests and many other species.

6. Put up nest boxes to provide roost sites for the smaller birds. They will then be used for breeding later in the year



 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. uphilldowndale
    Dec 01, 2010 @ 21:12:19

    A feeder of nuts a day; frantic feeding from just before dawn ’till just after. Poor wee bairns

    Reply

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