Bird Food Blog
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Feed the birds, tuppence a bag.” So sang Julie Andrews in “Mary Poppins”. It sounds cheap, but maybe it was only a little bag. And I wonder what was in it? In the next verse she tells us: “breadcrumbs!” Oh dear, not very nutritious. And what species of birds would be getting fed?
Nowhere is this truer than in the bird world. All the success stories are the result of conservation measures. Stricter legislation regarding pollution of waterways has seen an increase in Kingfishers, even in urban areas.
The first thing to stress is that if you have bats roosting in your loft, you should be honoured and flattered. It is a sign of a clean roofspace.
No, I’m not suggesting putting the birds to work (although I do sometimes feel Robins could spend less time posing on garden spades and more time digging with them.)