Bird feeding in the Summer!

Bird feeding in the UK during the summer can be just as important as in the winter, as many species will be nesting and raising their young during this time. Providing food and water can help support these birds and their offspring.

Here are some tips for bird feeding in the UK during the summer:

  1. Offer a variety of foods: While many birds will be able to find natural food sources during the summer, it's still a good idea to offer a variety of foods at your bird feeders. This can include seeds, nuts, mealworms, fruit, and suet.

  2. Avoid feeding bread: Bread is not a nutritious food for birds and can actually be harmful to them. Instead, opt for birdseed mixes that are specifically designed for the species you want to attract.

  3. Keep bird feeders clean: Regularly cleaning your bird feeders and bird baths can help prevent the spread of disease.

  4. Offer fresh water: Providing fresh, clean water for birds to drink and bathe in can be just as important as offering food.

  5. Avoid feeding during the hottest part of the day: During hot summer days, it's best to avoid feeding birds during the hottest part of the day, as the food can spoil quickly and become a breeding ground for bacteria.

  6. Consider planting native plants: Planting native plants in your garden can provide natural food sources and habitat for birds during the summer months.

By following these tips, you can help support the birds in your area during the summer and enjoy watching them visit your feeders and garden.

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