For people that love feeding the birds but want to do it responsibly, you can try more nutritional kitchen scraps, like breakfast cereal, porridge oats, crumbled biscuits and grated cheese.
However, the best thing to feed your garden birds is of course high-quality, SuperClean bird food, mealworms and suet – sunflower hearts fit the bill perfectly!
Haith's premium quality Sunflower Hearts are selected from European seeds. Feed them from tube-type seed feeders, bird tables, ground feeders, or sprinkle them on the ground where they’ll be taken by thrushes, Chaffinches and Dunnocks. Haith’s are SuperClean and super fresh as that’s what’s best for garden birds and wildlife.
So yes it’s certainly OK to feed wild birds throughout the year, in fact we and others (including RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts, BTO) recommend it.
Whether you are feeding kitchen scraps, or seed from a reputable supplier we advise to keep up the consistency as your birds will come to rely on it.
For hints, tips and advice contact one of our advisors and they will be happy to help, or alternatively visit our website at www.haiths.com