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Do Birds Need Feeding Through Summer?

Do Birds Need Feeding Through Summer?

Feeding birds in summer. As the weather gets hotter and brighter you will likely see more and more birds are visiting your garden. If this is the case you may be wondering do birds need feeding through summer and what is the best way to do this.

Do Birds Need Feeding Through Summer?

Yes, birds need feeding all year round, but especially in summer when they are burning more energy. As we expand our cities and suburban areas out further into the countryside, there are fewer plants for birds to eat.

Luckily birds are very resourceful and adaptable and will probably always be able to find food, but it is of course perfectly and fine and incredibly helpful if you leave food out for them.

Leaving food out for birds will also help attract more birds to your garden so is a great thing to do if you are an avid bird watcher or just like having birds around the garden.

How Should I Feed The Birds?

How you feed the birds is very important. It’s easy to just scatter food on the ground where birds can easily find and get to them, however, this can also be very dangerous. When feeding close to the ground birds are vulnerable to attacks from predators such as foxes and cats.

It's better to feed birds high up like on a bird table. A bird table is a platform elevated above the ground so that birds can land on and eat from them. Sometimes, however, bird tables can attract other pests like mice and squirrels who will take the opportunity to eat the bird food for themselves.

A bird table may mean the bird is safe from ground predators but they can still be susceptible to attacks from other birds like falcons and hawks.

The best way to feed the birds in your garden is with a bird feeder. A bird feeder is a specially designed container that you can hang from a surface like a roof or a tree branch. By hanging them close to a wall or under a tree, your birds are safe from areal attacks from birds of prey as well as be safe from ground predators.

Here at Kenedy Wild Bird Food, we have birds specially designed so that only birds can get to them, meaning your bird food is safe from squirrels or mice that might try and eat your bird feed.

Squirrel proof peanut feeder for birds

What Should I Feed The Birds?

Birds have very versatile and very adaptable diets but you should still be careful when deciding what to feed them.

You should really only feed them food that is designed for birds. Whilst it's probably safe to feed them household items or supermarket products, using a bird food specialist is the only way to guarantee the food is 100% safe for birds to eat.

Here at Kenedy Wild Bird Feed, all of the bird food is not only safe for birds to eat but also provides them with the much-needed nutrients they need to survive.

We have a wide verity of bird food including:

Mixed Birdseed

We sell a range of mixed birds seeds with every mix specially designed to either suit a particular bird or help with a particular part of the bird's diet.

Mealworms For Birds

We sell both dried and live mealworms for birds. We also sell a specially designed mealworm bird feeder.

Peanuts For Birds

The peanuts we sell for birds are different from the ones you find in supermarkets. It’s important you only feed birds food that has been tested so that is it not harmful to them. We have a variety of peanuts for birds including peanuts both with and without shells.

Plain Wild Bird Seeds

We get a variety of different seeds from a range of different plants and food mixes including maize, oats and raisins.

Suet For Birds

Suet is a great alternative to dry foods. Here at Kennedy Wild Bird Feed we a have a variety of different suet products like suet pellets, fat balls and filled coconut shells.

Sunflower Seeds For Birds

Sunflower seeds are possibly the best thing you possibly feed to your garden birds. They are full of all the nutrients and good fats birds need to stay healthy. We have sunflower hearts, sunflower heart chips and black sunflower seeds.

Where can I Buy Bird Food and Bird Feeders?

Kennedy Wild Bird Feed provides the best quality bird food for your garden birds. We have a range of birds foods for you to choose from depending on what is right for you and the birds you like to feed.

We have everything from protein-packed mealworms, to fatty suet balls and pellets, to our top-quality sunflower seeds for birds. We offer delicious nutritious bird food at a competitive price and offer free next day delivery.

26th Jul 2021 Rachel Weinhold

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