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Old 11-01-10, 12:40 PM
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Post How to help birds in the snow

At a time when nature is under so much stress in this snowy weather, there is a lot we can do to help, especially in our own gardens. For more information, check out the BTO website. The RSPB also has this advice.

In the meantime, here are our top tips:
  • Keep your bird feeders topped up daily with high energy foods such as sunflower hearts
  • Put out some food on the ground (ideally clear away the snow first) to help ground feeding birds
  • Put out fat balls - especially good for robins and long-tailed tits.
  • Provide ice-free water for them to drink and bathe

And remember, on 30-31 January you can take part in the biggest national survey of garden birds, the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch - which will provide vital information on how our garden birds are coping with the Big Freeze.

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Old 11-01-10, 07:29 PM
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Saw on T.V tonight,said to get some "Suet"from the butcher put it in the freezer so it gose hard,then grate it.Put under trees on floor especially for Dunnoks and Wrens.
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