We often hear people saying that birds don’t need feeding in summer. Ornithological experts however tell us that this claim is wrong. They advise:
‘In winter, supplementary food is often the only option for birds as natural food sources like berries get buried under snow and ice and insects are few and far between. But in summer birds will still be grateful for extra treats, as many are busy raising their young. The RSPB recommends little and often, and says that birds probably won’t eat quite as much as during the colder months.’
Below are just a few of the bird species that may be seen in the Southport region.
In summer, busy parent birds need lots of food items to feed their hungry chicks.
Good bird foods recommended by experts include:
Black sunflower seeds
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See this link for additional data on feeding our songbirds.