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Feeding the birds

by Sarah - December 1st, 2009.
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Now it’s the first frost of the year it’s important to put some food out for the birds and to make sure they have access to fresh water.

The RSPB has a great selection of bird feeders and foods available to buy online. And you can also get their Christmas cards right now!
Top selling bird foods include:
No-mess sunflower mix
RSPB suet bird cakes
Buggy nibbles
Premium peanuts
Suet balls
Feeder mix extra
Premium sunflower hearts
Table mix
Dried mealworms
Coconut shell treats

We should all feed the birds – it’s wise to use bird feeders though to avoid too much spillage, although blackbirds prefer the ground, so put some things out for them. They love apples too – so if you have any that are going soft or rotten then put them out for the birds.
Drinking water is essential for them too – and in this colder weather it’s important to check they have some and it’s not iced over.

Bird feeder cage

Bird feeder cage

If you have a problem with pigeons or squirrels then you will need to keep these away from the bird food. Pigeons quickly become a hazard if they get access to food. One of these adjustable ground feeder cages is just the thing to keep them out.