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Jack Frost starts to bite

Posted by British Bird Food 13/11/2013 0 Comment(s)
[caption id="attachment_3020" align="alignleft" width="150"]high energy bird food Premium high energy bird food will not grow in your garden[/caption] November sees the start of the cold weather and today the coldest frost so far, here in Shropshire, this means we have to think about the consequences for our garden visitors. Check the water bath for ice, make sure the seed in the feeders is flowing and full and to put out high energy foods like suet, peanuts ad sunflower hearts. Many people stop feeding birds in the summer and start to feed again when it turns cold. There are still berries on the trees and some harvesting in the fields so a lot of birds are stil able to find food, we are a little selfish and we like to feed all year round as this gives us the pleasure of seeing and listening to the birds in the garden during the summer months too. If you are starting to think about feeding the birds again it is worth noting some new developments in our seed offers. We have Autumn mix, Winter mix for specific seasonal requirements of the birds, as well as high energy mixes and our latest one of the high energy bird food is the premium high energy (no grow) mix, this is a blend of sunflower hearts and peanut granules with suet pellets for a boost, perfect for this time of year. Feeding suet in the form of blocks, pellets, balls or shells is an ideal way to provide that extra energy for your garden birds. Suet is neat energy for them, a bird only weighs a matter of a few grammes and so has very little reserves of fat, this means they are constantly feeding in order to replenish energy levels and kee going in flight, the cold weather saps even more enegy out of them and so they need to feed even more often. Suet provides a boost for energy levels and enables them to go and forage around for other food and shelter.  

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