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Spring is just around the corner

Posted by British Bird Food 05/03/2012 0 Comment(s)
With the early onset of Spring weather this year is a busy one in the garden, for gardeners and bird carers alike. With a good frost a few weeks ago the soil is ready for digging over. One of our favourite garden birds will surely pay a visit, getting ever closer to the fork, looking for worms and insects in the newly turned soil. It is of course the Robin, he will sit on the garden fence for a few minutes and weigh up the situation, briefly looking all around, then quick as a flash he will jump down onto the soil and see what's around. After a few more visits he will decide all is safe and come down and stay on the soil. A favourite pastime of mine, is to feed him loose worms when they are turned over with the fork. The Robin soon learns not to fear me and he will get to within a couple of feet of me to accept the worms. If it takes a few attempts to dig the garden over a few evenings, the Robin will gain his confidence quicker each time and although I have never had one feeding from my hand, I have spoken to people who have done so, but I am afraid I am not patient enough. But it makes the laborious job of digging the veg patch into one a little more interesting. Our Spring / Summer mix is starting to sell well this year and although it is not quite Spring some customers are already getting in stocks to see them into the next season. With mealworms, peanuts, sunflower hearts, suet pellets and fruit, with a little grit for strong eggs this mix has all the ingredients for your garden birds to do well over the breeding season. Give it a try!

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