It is wet and cold, and your garden may represent a quagmire, we are all a bit fed up but us Brits are resilient and so are our feathered friends but at times like this when habitats are flooded and under a constant barrage of high winds it is so important to keep your bird feeders topped up. As we are battling against the weather so are our little feathered friends and a little extra food will help them survive the storms and cold weather we are facing.
When the first storm hit I was surprised to see our bird feeder still active with the small garden birds, I had thought they would take shelter but the simple fact is that the birds still need to eat. Garden birds will seek to find shelter but it is not unusual for the birds to be seen flying around in the windy weather conditions. Birds are pretty tough and can adapt to most weather conditions however we still recommend keeping those feeders topped up. Think how hard it is to walk against the wind, now imagine being a 10g Blue tit flying against the strong winds we have seen recently. That is seriously hard work and will burn through a lot more calories.
At this time of year, a fantastic source of nutrients comes from Fat Balls and our Honeyfieds Nutri Bombs are fortified with additional Vitamins and Minerals and will stay softer for longer during the winter months. High in fat and Calories, they will give the birds the extra strength and resilience they need at this time of year.
Dried Mealworms are of course an excellent source of protein and will keep the birds' feathers in tip-top condition. At this time of year, the Mixes Range offers the additional protein coupled with the bone-strengthening Calcium that is essential to maintaining strength.
How did your feeder bare up with the recent weather? Honeyfields Heavy Duty Feeders have worked wonderfully in the Winter storms and even with cyclone strength winds my feeders have remained in the trees, unbent and unbroken! I love the bright colours that they bring to the garden too