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Feeding the Birds

Friday, January 18th 2013

The back garden has been especially busy with even more birds than normal visiting the feeders. These terracotta pots were kindly donated at the weekend and have been filled with a mixture of lard and seed, providing a high energy food source during this cold weather.  There are some of these pots for sale in the Field Centre.

Nyger seed is also used around the reserve. These have high oil content so are packed with energy, they are a favourite of Goldfinches, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll as you can see here!

Many species of birds are attracted to peanut feeders; tits, Greenfinches, Nuthatch and House Sparrows will all visit.

Some larger birds such as Greater Spotted Woodpecker and Jays may also visit these.

Thank you Richard for letting us use these fantastic photographs on our blog.


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