Haith's Wildlife Blog
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.
The Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) is a small passerine bird that is slightly larger than the Robin but more slender. Their colour is a rather plain brown, with a thin black/brown beak, a large dark eye and a coppery tail, which is often the only noticeable feature of the creeping adult.
The first thing to do is to find out which birds are most likely to be visitors to your garden. That means bird identification: if your bird ID is a little sketchy, use our online A to Z bird guide.
As with humans, birds also like a variety to their diet. Here at Haith’s, we are regularly asked ‘What kind of food do birds like to eat?’ We offer a wide range of foods to suit every bird’s needs. More importantly, our wild bird food is SuperClean™ so not only is it healthy, it’s also safe.
Different birds have different food requirements as they navigate their lifetime, high-protein in spring, high-energy during winter, and supplementary offerings such as suet will help birds live a healthier life. That said, all birds have their preferences.