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.
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.
The best temperature for a guinea pig is between 18°C and 23°C, so how do you keep your cavy warm when the mercury plummets? Our UK winter has been icy with freezing temperatures and unexpected snow, so it is little wonder we have received loads of emails from cavy parents asking how best to keep their furry friends warm.
Though the plants in your garden might not be putting on much of a show during the winter months, the bird table certainly is. With our year-round residents joined by flocks of cold weather migrants, there is plenty to see. So wrap up warm, grab a hot chocolate, or even a mulled wine, and let’s take a look at who’s at the bird table in winter.
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.
With autumn here and winter on the way, the ground will soon be too hard for worm digging and insects are getting scarce. Berries are a vital source of food for birds in autumn and winter. As well as a bright spark of colour for us to look at in a dull garden too. So This week we are taking a look at which shrubs have the best berries for birds.
Winter for cats and their owners often means snuggling up in front of the fireplace or getting cosy under the blanket, but what about the millions of outdoor cats that have nowhere to go? Take a look at our top tips to help stray cats get through the cold winter here in the UK. 10 … Read more