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Concerns About Feeding Wild Birds

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Many bird lovers find that it’s a good idea to add-on their gardens with bird food. During severe weather conditions this could be life saving for a bird. Not only does this benefit the bird but also the humans living inside the house. The presence of beautiful birds provides constant entertainment for the human inhabitants. The biggest questions many people have with regard to feeding birds are: When? Where? What? Why?

Winter is the right time to feed the birds because by this time insects are not flying anymore and the excess of autumn fruits have gone. Birds will always appreciate a consistent food source during severe weather conditions. It is advisable for northern areas to begin feeding before the cold weather starts so that the birds have enough time to find their source of food. Birds find it more difficult to find window feeders than to find hanging feeders. So if you want to be found sooner as a bird feeder, try hanging the food on the top of a feeder hanger.

Birds love food and nectar and wild bird seed and you can continue feeding them throughout the year. But if you want to stop, the best time would be once winter is over and spring breaks through because by then a dependable supply of insects and other wild bird food exists for them to feed on.

Different kinds of birds have different eating habits. Some species prefer hanging food or a peanut dispenser. Remember to hang your food really high so that other animals like cats are not able to reach for it. A rose bush might be ideal as greenflies and caterpillars cannot get to that spot. Also make sure not to expose the food too much or a sparrow hawk might get hold of it. Placing food near a birds nest is a bad idea as this will take their attention away from nesting. Some birds like to eat food from the ground. So your lawn would be the ideal spot. Remember to keep it away from cats and don’t put too much out there.

Nuts, seeds, and other high energy foods is what birds love to feed on. Soaked bread or leftovers like cooked rice or cake is fine. But birds don’t like spicy and salty food and also food that has gone bad.

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