A reason to feed the birds!

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By feeding birds, your garden or even balcony may become a little haven for many types of birds. It’s a wonderful way to connect to nature wherever you live in these days of being confined to our homes. Kids will quickly become fascinated and involved with nature.

You’ll be amazed at the variety of birds that will come to your feeder throughout the year.It’s in winter that you will probably get the fastest results from putting up feeders, but all year round you will find an extraordinary array of different species attracted depending on what you have on offer. A little research and time spent watching will give you fabulous results. 

At this time of year, put out food and water on a regular basis. In severe weather, feed twice daily if you can: in the morning and in the early afternoon.The birds will become used to it and time their visits to your garden so that you can benefit from watching them at a time to suit you best.

Birds require high-energy (high-fat) foods during the cold winter weather to maintain their fat reserves to survive the frosty nights. 

It can be fun to keep a track of the birds that visit and see if a pattern emerges, we learnt how to identify birds from their calls when they visited our garden. The woodpecker was very distinctive and we found that if we had forgotten to put any food out he would ‘ shout ‘ very loudly from a near tree to tell us off!

It has to be said that it takes time and effort to constantly feed birds the most nutritious and most attractive foods, but there are many benefits of bird feeding that we can all enjoy far beyond simply seeing the diverse array of beautiful birds.Birds eat much more than seeds and feeding birds in your garden also invites them to feast on the insects, worms, snails, and spiders,this is ideal organic pest control !They aid  flower pollination resulting in pretty flowerbeds and beautiful bird-friendly areas.

The most obvious benefit of feeding birds is simply the enjoyment their company can bring us. While birds will naturally visit any backyard, adding feeders  will bring more and a bigger variety.

Feeding birds can be fascinating for all ages. By changing feeder styles and food types you can learn more about the birds that visit, and jobserving the birds will help you learn about behaviors, identifications, personalities and how birds change season by season.

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