Natural food sources for birds are in short supply in the depths of winter. So help your garden birds by regularly putting out food for them.
It is better to feed them little and often, and always put out some fresh water too, especially when the temperatures are freezing.
Garden birds, in particular, benefit from feeding year round, but winter is a time to provide high fat treats to help keep them warm. Some birds need to recuperate 30% of their body weight in order to survive the cold nights.
So, if you can, keep feeding them regularly so that birds will not waste vital energy visiting your garden when there’s no food.
You can buy feed or make your own homemade bird fat balls really easily!