The birds are now starting to find food scarce at this time of year so why not offer them some wild bird food to help them through the winter. White bread can do more harm than good to them at this time of year.
Putting out food for the birds brings a wide variety of birds into your garden and hours of pleasure and fun watching them. Just follow a few simple rules.
Place bird feeders away from bushes and a reasonable height to deter cats from ambushing them.
For fat or suet balls take them out of the plastic netting and either string them or use feeders as small birds can get their feet caught up in the netting.
Bird tables out in the open away from bushes to aid against cat attacks.
Place water close by for them in severe weather a night candle under a plant pot with a ceramic water bowl on top will stop the water from freezing.
Clean up around feeding stations to deter unwanted guests and to stop any unwanted germinating.
Disinfect water bowls and feeding tables every month or so.
ValueAquatics offer fat balls in a variety of sizes and quantities to suit all gardens.