Feeding your garden birds this November

The type of birds you see in your garden will largely tend to depend on where you live and what food you have on offer. The key to successful birding in your garden is to offer plenty of variety of foods. This month look out for Blue Tits, House Sparrows and Greenfinches.

Robins will be laying claim to their winter feeding territories at this time and Coal Tits return to many gardens where they grab food and hide it somewhere for feeding later. You may also begin to see Starlings feeding in the suburbs during the day.

Time to look out for new winter visitors from further north. They include Bramblings, Redwings and Fieldfares. Make the most of spotting these seasonal visitors who will return to their homes come springtime.

In the winter, it’s worth looking out for Bullfinches from Scandinavia. They look a bit different to our own - they’re slightly larger and heavier and much less shy than our own Bullfinch, plus the male has an intense pink breast. They usually feed on buds, berries, seeds and insects and they also like seed in a feeder and suet blocks.

Wiggly Tip

High-energy foods are best in winter so insure that, at the very minimum, your feeders are constantly stocked with mixes Farmer Phil’s Deluxe Seed and Mealworm Suet Pellets.

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