The birds in your garden are cold this time of year as well, and food can be hard to come by. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to help get our feathered friends through the winter though. The RSPB has some brilliant advice on what to feed the birds in your garden here.
In the winter months birds can find it hard to find fresh water too, so don’t forget to leave them a drink as well.
If you’d like to do even more to help,you could do some of your Christmas shopping through Songbird Survival – a charity that commisions research into Britain’s declining songbird population. Or you could become a member of the RSPB for £4 per month. Perhaps that’s the ideal gift for your quirky, nature loving friend this Christmas? They’ll get a quarterly magazine and unlimited entry to over 100 nature reserves in the UK, and you’ll get that warm feeling of knowing you’ve helped protect our garden birds. You can sign up or find out more here.
Image by Debra Torrance
Written by Victoria Pearson