Nurturing Feathered Friends: Helping Birds Thrive in Winter
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures plummet, our feathered friends face a challenge in maintaining their warmth and health. Winter brings a scarcity of natural food sources, making it crucial for us to step in and provide them with the support they need to thrive.
Peckish Winter Warmer: A Nutritious Boost
Peckish Winter Warmer bird seed is a specially formulated mix packed with energy-boosting ingredients to help birds weather the harsh winter months. This high-fat, calorie-rich blend, enriched with Calvita Vitamin Mix, provides essential nutrients to sustain your feathered friends through the coldest of days.
Nest Boxes: A Haven for Winter Nesting
As the Winter chill descends, birds seek shelter to protect themselves from the elements. Our Classic Nest Box, crafted from durable thick-cut pine wood and finished with a non-toxic wood stain, provides a cosy and welcoming retreat for nesting birds. Its spacious interior and clever design ensure that your garden becomes a haven for a variety of feathered guests.
Gardman Suet Feast: A Protein-Rich Treat
Gardman Suet Feast offers a delicious and protein-rich treat for your feathered friends. This suet cake is made with wholesome ingredients like suet, seeds, and fruit, providing birds with essential nutrients to maintain their strength and vitality.
Peckish Complete: A Year-Round Nutritional Support
Peckish Complete bird seed mix is a year-round nutritional powerhouse, providing a balanced diet of seeds, nuts, and grains to keep birds healthy and active. This mix is specifically formulated to support the different nutritional needs of birds throughout the year, ensuring they have the fuel they need to thrive.
Here are some other tips to help birds in the garden this Winter:
Plant Winter-Bearing Flowers
Fill your garden with Winter-flowering plants like Snowdrops or Crocuses. These vibrant blooms provide valuable nectar sources for birds, especially during the cold months when other nectar sources are scarce. The nectar from these flowers offers birds a much-needed energy boost.
Offer a Clean Water Source
Access to fresh, clean water is crucial for birds to stay hydrated, especially during winter when natural sources may be frozen or scarce. Hang a sturdy birdbath in a sheltered spot away from direct sunlight and predators. Change the water regularly to prevent freezing and maintain its cleanliness. Alternatively, you can place pebbles or marbles in the bath to provide birds with a place to stand while drinking.
Leave Natural Food Sources Abundant
Our gardens can provide valuable food sources for birds throughout the winter. Allow unripe berries on bushes, such as hawthorns, to remain on the plants, offering a natural and nutritious snack for our feathered friends. These berries provide essential nutrients to support their health.
Join Us in Protecting Our Feathered Friends
By implementing these simple yet effective strategies, we can make a significant difference in the lives of birds during the challenging Winter months. Together, we can ensure that our feathered friends have the support they need to thrive and flourish throughout the year.
Visit Our Garden Centre for a Variety of Bird Seed and Feed Options
At Polhill Garden Centre, we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible selection of bird seed, feed, and accessories. Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to assist you in choosing the right products to support our feathered friends.
We are confident that with your help and our commitment, we can create a thriving environment for birds in Kent and beyond.
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