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Temperatures dropping this week

Posted by British Bird Food 30/01/2014 0 Comment(s)
So far the worst of the weather has been rain and wind, but it looks set to change later this week and with the colder temperatures being forecast we are likely to get some snow, so now is the time to think about how that change in weather will affect you and your garden visitors. Even a few degrees reduction in temperature will result in hardship for wild birds, although they have excellent protection form the wind and reasonable protection for the rain, they are susceptible to cold conditions. So they need to keep their energy levels high and they do this by eating more food and they also try to eat higher energy foods. So they know to go for sunflower hearts because they have high oil content, Peanuts because they have oil and fibre and suet because that has lots of neat energy in the fat content. Also they always need fresh, clean water, so when the cold hits and the water in the bird bath freezes over, they need help from us to maintain their access to water. Change the water every morning and depending on how cold the weather is, keep an eye on it throughout the day and change it as necessary. [caption id="attachment_3137" align="alignleft" width="150"]Suet for birds provide high energy Wild birds need extra energy in winter, suet provide very high energy content for them.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3136" align="alignleft" width="150"]peanuts provide fibre and oil Peanuts will provide your birds with energy and fibre[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3135" align="alignleft" width="150"]Sunflower hearts are good for oil Sunflower hearts are great providers of oil for your wild garden birds[/caption]

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