Don’t forget: birdseed for the winter

When temperatures outside turn to winter, it becomes increasingly difficult for wild birds to find food. These nutritious types of bird seed are therefore wonderfully suited to support them and provide them with a little refreshment on the balcony or in the garden.

Don't forget: birdseed for the winter - Image: Shutterstock / wim claes

Don’t forget: birdseed for the winter – Image: Shutterstock / wim claes

1. Something for every bird: Mixed feed pack

Thanks to this birdseed mix pack, native birds will be happy to make themselves at home with you. Three fat dumplings, a feeding rod, a nut candle and two bags of nuts ensure that there is something delicious for everyone and that there is no shortage of variety. Ingredients for the bird-friendly boost include vegetable fats, nuts, sunflower seeds, and cereal flakes.

2. For harsh winters: peanut butter for birds

Normal peanut butter from the supermarket is not suitable for birds due to the high salt content – but fortunately there are also varieties that have been specially developed for birds and have a high nutrient content for particularly cold winter days. With lots of calories and a delicious taste, this peanut butter adds variety to the bird menu and should not be placed in the sun.

3. Hmm, yummy, raisins!

If you want to do something good for birds in winter, raisins are also a wonderful supplement for wild birds that go in search of food in their garden in winter. It is important that the delicious bird snacks perish a little faster than grains, for example. You should therefore regularly exchange leftover feed for fresh ones and clean the bird feeders thoroughly in between.

4. Tasty sources of energy: food rings for the garden

Just like fat balls, feed rings are one of the classic winter bird feed ideas. Sunflower seeds, grains, oils and fats provide hungry birdies with quick energy and can be easily pecked off the ring, making them an ideal source of food even in winter.

12/20/2013 – 3:53 p.m

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