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Friday, 18 January 2013

The Big Freeze: Please feed the birds!

In this current severe weather it is crucially important to keep feeding your garden birds. Providing bird feeders full of peanuts, sunflowers seeds for Tits and finches particularly greenfinches, sunflower hearts, niger seed and fat balls for LT Tits and Sparrows. Don't forget to feed ground feeders such as Dunnocks, Chaffinches, Song Thush scattering mixed wild bird seeds and dried meal worms (but please make sure these are suitable for birds and NOT for fish!) If you can put out apples Thrushes will be very grateful. Don't forget to put out fresh water for the birds to drink and bathe. Putting out fatty scraps (but please avoid food with any salt in it) is also a good idea. You will rewarded with visits from a whole host of birds and you never know you might be likely and see something unusual like a Woodcock, Snipe or Brambling!

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