Going to a pond and throwing pieces of bread to the ducks and geese is very enjoyable for many people and children, but it is not such a good idea for the birds themselves. Too much bread is bad for garden birds as it contains too much salt and little to no protein and therefore has poor nutritional value.
In 2017 during the breeding season conditions were mild and this has been linked to a higher than usual influx of smaller bird species in our gardens during January 2018.
When we feed wild birds we have a responsibility to practice good hygiene and reduce the chances of cross-contamination. Thankfully, there are four easy steps you can take to do this.
Throughout the cold winter months, we all know to feed our garden birds high-quality bird food such as sunflower hearts, peanuts, and suet. However, we have listed below seven common household foods that are bad for birds.
During February you will see the garden birds that have survived winter foraging continuously in search of food. The fittest of these survivors may also start to flaunt courtship displays.
There are few things more satisfying or entertaining than having birds take to a nest box that you have put up. Ideally, no garden should be devoid of a bird house (or two), especially if there aren’t any trees with “natural” hollows. Why not save the birds some time and trouble by providing a ready to move into nest box?