1000 Flowers for the Planet - #199 Choose Your Bird Feeder Carefully
With thanks to ‘allaboutwildlife.com’ for today’s Flower inspiration.
“It’s perfectly OK to feed wild birds. However, not all commercial bird feeds are created equal, and not all of them contain the right kinds of nutrition for many wild birds. It’s good to do a little research into the nutritional needs of the wild birds in your area, and to select a food mixture that will be of most benefit to the species you’re hoping to attract.
In addition, be aware that a backyard feeder tends to attract more birds than would naturally concentrate in an area. If you then stop feeding for any reason, the birds may suffer because there isn’t enough natural food in the area to satisfy all of them. So, if you start feeding, you need to keep feeding, at least until spring arrives and natural food is more plentiful. If you go away on vacation, make sure a friend or neighbor stops by to fill the feeders.”