It is so important to Feed our feathered friends
The opportunity to be a participant in natures wonders vary from coast to coast and continent to continent, but our love of the wild bird is forever strong regardless of where you actually live. From the beautiful exotic ‘ humming bird ‘ feeders of the Caribbean to the cut ‘sugar canes’ of South Africa we all love to watch the magic that is our own personal feathered feeding frenzy. Relishing with delight the newest arrival to your feeding station and excitedly grabbing your A-Z when a visitor is not recognised, regardless of your location we all have the same need and that is our purchase of Wild bird seed. Food shortages can happen at any time of the year so the most important element to remember when buying your Wild bird seed is keep it permanent, do not let them down and assure that you buy quality seed. You can become a life line for breeding any bird which could mean the survival of the young for that year, unfortunately if the weather turns wet or particularly cold during that all important breeding season the insect population can plummet just as if the weather is excessively dry the gardeners friend the good old earthworm will also be obvious in his absence because of rock hard soil.
Feeding an Wild Bird with Seed also helps remove unwanted insects
All these points are just some of the most important reasons to remember that your feathered restaurant must have all year round opening hours; this is not just for you to enjoy their visits but to help our garden visitor’s survival when things are not so easy. Once a regular feed supply has been established with good quality Wild bird seed you will have payment in abundance from your new friends, from removing unwanted caterpillars from your precious vegetable garden, even helping to remove the population of snails that just doesn’t appear to diminish, as you sit on a beautiful, quiet, balmy evening sipping something cool the only sound to hear is a gentle, persistent ‘tap-tap’ as a Thrush enjoys his handy-work, a thank you that a gardener would very much appreciate, the abundance of beautiful song as word gets round that you have the five star restaurant that is so hard to find, fledglings learning to make their way in the big wide world, a damp and drizzly autumn day that suddenly holds a ray of sunshine as your regular guests call in for breakfast or lunch.
Different Wild Bird Seed for all kinds of seasons
The Wild bird seed must be applicable to the season as severe cold, damp weather and early morning frosts mean that high energy is needed which translated is your high fat foods where the spring and summer months a high protein is needed especially as they are moulting and breeding. A good quality Wild bird seed will contain all the requirements for your birds from flaked maize, sunflower seed and peanut granules, the black sunflower seed you see in some of the better quality Wild bird foods is because the oil content is higher in the black kernel than the striped and the maize and peanut granules provide a wide variety of nutrients when things are a little tough, your restaurant needs to be readily available at all times once you have started.
Fresh Bird Seed will encourage a variety of different Bird species into your Garden
With all this goodwill on your part it doesn’t mean that hygiene disappears, as a stale wild bird feeder can be a killer, the stale food provides a breeding ground for Salmonella Bacteria which can cause food poisoning and there is one particular type of Salmonella that can cause death in some of our species of birds like house sparrows and finches. All you need to do is make sure you don’t over feed, monitor your wild bird feeding stations and if you find that there is a lot of food left over, every two or three days empty the waste, wash and dry the feeder and refill. If a table is your feathered gourmets delight a hard brush in all the nooks and crannies soon brings it back to a gleaming gastronomic delight for any Finch, Thrush or Robin.
Enjoy our environment! Feeding Wild Birds is a joy
The wonderful hours spent enjoying the delights of feeding any wild bird is something that can-not be bottled, if it was, it would be worth a fortune. For the price of a quality bag of Wild bird seed you can enjoy hours watching the antics of your very own winged show, enjoy its orchestra of song notes and amaze at the strength and determination that the scruffy little fledglings have as they learn to cope with all the big wide world has to offer. A clean restaurant, a wonderful supply of clean water in your bird bath, your A-Z (just in case you have a rare visitor) and your Wild bird seed, a recipe for a birds gastronomic delight, a deliverance of affection and enjoyment that with such simplicity is available to all, from Town house to Manor house, grounds to gardens enjoy the world of wild birds.