As February is Bird Month and the cold weather is making most of us seek
refuge indoors, our little feathered friends are left out in the cold to
figure out how to stay warm.
Of course they are well adapted to doing this but I’m sure most of you
would agree we can make life a little easier for them.
Here are some Hints & Tips that you can do to help our little feathered
- Make Sure The Food You Give Is Nutritious
Seeds Nuts & Suet balls are formulated to attract most small birds to
your garden. These products contain either high – energy seeds or high –
energy peanuts and provide most common birds with the energy they require
to survive the colder weather.
- Choose Feeders Carefully
Not all feeders are equal. Some are better than others at keeping seeds
dry. This is important because if the seeds get wet they are susceptible to
fungal and bacterial growth.
- Extra Feeders
With the prospect of snow lingering adding an extra feeder or two would do
no harm. This will help when access is prevented to some of their food
Top Tip: Some birds are ground feeders and prefer to have seeds scattered
in areas such as bushes or anywhere they are most protected from predators.
- Bird Houses
If you don’t have one, these are a must to keeping birds warm in the cold
weather. While it’s true birds don’t nest during the cold months, they will
use bird houses for roosting on the cold nights. Try adding some dry grass
or wood shavings to the bottom of the house this will help birds stay warm.
Be sure to provide a water source. You may want to change the water or
empty it at night to prevent freezing.
For more information drop into your local Expert Hardware store for all
your bird essentials!!