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Feeding the Birds

Friday, December 7th 2012

The sledge replaced the wheelbarrow once again on the 'bird seed round' as the access road and footpaths remained icy all day. The lake is partially frozen over too. On the way around a Tawny Owl and a Grey Heron were spotted as well as the usual smaller song birds.

Lake

There are seven bird feeding stations and several sacks of feed are required to fill them up each week. This costs at least £1000 per year. Seed and peanuts are available to buy in the Field Centre and any profit made from the sales helps to pay for the food for the Foxglove birds.

Feeders

Now is a good time to stock up as in this weather the birds need all of the help they can get as many species are still in decline. For information on the latest findings go to the BTO website.


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