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What To Feed Garden Birds In Winter | Why Winter Feeding Saves Lives

In winter our garden birds face a double whammy of challenges: it’s cold, so they need more food to keep up their energy and fat reserves. And at the same time, there is much less food around: plants are bare, flying insects have vanished, and worms are buried in frozen ground. The food we provide is crucial at this time of year, so let’s look at what to feed garden birds in winter.

How To Make Your Own Suet Balls.

t’s easy and cheap enough to buy suet balls or fat cakes for the birds. But if like me, your waistline won’t stand any more home baking, or you need a fun project to do with the kids, making some suet balls or fat cakes for the birds can be a good option. Keep yourself occupied and the birds well fed during the cold days of winter. Here’s our step by step guide.

What Do Robins Eat?

One of our most popular garden birds, the robin is always a welcome visitor, especially in winter when his red breast brightens up the scene. The feisty little robin copes with the British winter. But it can be a struggle. When temperatures fall below freezing, the robin can lose up to 10% of his body weight in just one night.