Feeding our Feathered Friends



We have now filled up the reserve feeding stations ready for the winter months once more. Already large flocks of birds are arriving on the reserves, and I was thrilled to see a huge flock of long-tailed tits this week, about 120-strong in number I estimated. These fairly decimated some of the feeders’ supplies and it was good to know that they would have regained a good deal of strength and know they can return any time when the need arises.


Our own home-grown supplies of seeds have been a rather poor affair this year, and I wondered if our sunflowers were ever going to come into flower! Now, coming into October they have finally flowered, it is a race to see if they actually bear seeds before the frosts arrive.


We have been lucky with some lovely donations in past years for wild bird seed, fat-balls, sunflower seeds/hearts, and TK Conditioner seed; if you can possibly help us again this winter it would be very, very much appreciated.


Nigel

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