Help your garden birds this summer

As we slowly approach the end of another successfulfledgling season, it is important to remember that your role as a garden bird feeder isn’t over just yet!

Many people share a belief that wild birds, along with a lot of other wildlife that visit your garden daily, only need help with feeding during the winter season when they struggle to find natural food sources. This, however, is not the case as food can be limited throughout any time of year. Food becomes especially scarce for all types of wildlife during wet conditions (which we have a lot of!).

Statistics from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs** suggests that the number of native, breeding wild bird species has slowly been in decline since the early 1970’s. Species have seen a 5% reduction since the 70’s, with 3% of the decline occurring between 2006 and 2011.

However, Woodland bird species such as the Robin, Tit, Finch, Song Thrush, and other regular garden visitors have seen a significant 17% decline in breeding numbers. As natural food is becoming harder to find for your local wild birds, the parent birds have to spend more time away from the nest, in turn leaving young chick hungry and exposed to an array of predators.

This is where you come in. As a local garden bird feeder, your array of foods such as seeds mixes,suets, or other delicious treats are a perfect substitution for that which is found by the birds naturally. This in turn reduces the time spent searching for food and therefore time away from nests.

So let’s pull together and give your regular feathered visitors the helping claw they need over the summer period by ensuring your feeding stations are full to the brim with tasty foods and treats. Why not visit our website and checkout the range of product we have to offer perfect for helping your garden visitors over the summer period. Our Ultiva® Everyday Mix has a unique mix of seeds and grains that will help your garden birds get through their day. With black sunflower seeds and oats too, this mix is perfect for all types of garden bird.

With the increasing number of threatened species in Britain today, we believe it is now more than ever important to open our homes (and our gardens!) to the local wildlife. Not a regular garden bird feeder? No problem, with a range of feeders and foods at your disposal, the time is perfect for you to get involved and give a helping hand by supporting nature.

Visit our website for more details at www.gardenbird.co.uk.