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WHAT TO FEED BIRDS IN THE WINTER?

    1. Besides offering food and water, planting shrubs for shelter will improve the habitat.
    2. Berry bearing shrubs and fruit trees will attract Blackbirds and winter Thrushes (Redwing & Fieldfare).
    3. Ground feeds are particularly useful for attracting thrushes and blackbirds.
    4. Specialist high quality suet pellets can be ground or table fed as well as with a mesh feeder.
    5. Look for high energy mixes and these can be fed in tubular plastic feeders
    6. Supplement feeding with high quality suet treats typically fed in cage feeders.
    7. Make sure feeders can’t be blown down – use poles or specialist hangers.
    8. Likewise secure the bird table so it doesn’t blow over.
    9. A varied garden habitat will provide plenty of natural food as well as shelter.
    10. Birds are up very early so make sure feeders are filled ready for the morning.
    11. Do thaw out the water after a frost but don’t put out hot water.
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