Big Garden Bird Watch 2018
It’s the big garden bird watch this weekend (27th – 29th Jan 2018). This event which for the last few years has helped improve some species of birds populations rise and recorded what birds we find over here in the UK. We all know that feeding the birds year round helps but what else can?
'Gone With The Wind' (Tips & Tricks for Bird Feeding in Extreme Winds!)
Sometimes its more than your hair that gets messy in the wind! In adverse weather conditions bird seed can get blown about and feeders get knocked off their perches. We thought it might be a good idea to list some useful tips and tricks that we have found helpful in getting one over the terrible weather we can get here in the UK!
Swan & Duck
Although bread, cereal, crackers and other savoury feeds are common to feed Ducks and Swans, they are warned against as they are extremely harmful. They contain high levels of carbohydrates, sugars and salts which cause malnutrition in birds and can also pollute the water, making it harmful for other aquatic life. There are plenty of alternate foods that are much more suitable to feed and that do not cause harm to wildfowl or other aquatic creatures. Corn, grapes, oats, wheat, lettuce, vegetable trimmings and peas for example are all suitable, along with specialised developed Floating Duck and Swan Food. Our best selling Floating Duck Food is not only packed with nutrients but it is also designed to float on the surface of the water so that birds can feed in a natural way. It contains all of the right nutrients that Swan and Ducks require including Soya Oil, Fish Meal, and Maize and it is packed with protein, fibre, fat and essential oils.