In winter, natural food sources become scarce for garden birds. Help them through these harsher months by following this simple guide to backyard bird feeding
Fat-based products are a great source of calories and energy for birds, as they have to work harder to find food. C & S Products Peanut Delight and fat balls are ideal, but for an extra-special treat packed full of flavor, try the exclusive Peanut Butter Wild Bird Suet Cake. Attracts a variety of birds and is a great source of energy, it’s an instant energy boost.
Sunflower hearts are a favorite with many birds and are a good core food due to their high oil content, and can be easily dispensed from a feeder or a table. To give the best nutrition, you’ll want to choose a high-quality sunflower meats as Cole’s Sunflower Meats Seed. With pure sunflower, contains virtually no shells or hulls, leaves behind no waste, no mess feed available, adding life to your garden.
With so much competition for food – particularly if the weather becomes frosty or snowy – you may have to increase the amount of food that you put out. Try to have several feeding areas around your garden to satisfy the demand. Additionally, don’t disturb the feeding areas during the first and the last hours of daylight, as this is when they will be busiest.
As for all wildlife, water is vital for birds – especially as peanuts and seeds can be so dry. They also need to bathe regularly to maintain their plumage, which is important for insulating their bodies throughout winter. Make sure fresh water is always available. Good bird waterer can provide birds with fresh water and watch them flock to your yard. The Perky-Pet Mason Jar Wild Bird Waterer offers fresh, clean water to attract a larger variety of birds while adding a rustic look to any bird lover’s yard. You can always add a small amount of warm water to delay refreezing.
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