We’ve been feeding the birds more recently, and our garden is a hive of activity. Cattus Green is rapidly approaching 16 years and no longer provides a threat to our feathered friends, so they happily feed from the floor while she stretches out in the sun.
RSPB Feed the birds day takes place every year on the third weekend of October. The general advise now is to feed birds all the year around; for energy during the summer and warmth during the winter. We’ve certainly noticed more visitors since the temperature has been dropping at night.
We’ve also noticed that their preferred food is changing. Now they want to max out on the high protein seed mix and leave most other offerings. Don’t forget to provide water too just in case we get a frost at night time.
Feed the birds day coincides with the clocks going back, to remind us that our wildlife friends need a little more help from us to keep warm, safe and healthy.
Over the weekend of 25 and 26 October, the RSPB is organising events across the country, including arts and crafts, walks and activities. To find out what is happening near you, check out their events finder.
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