With the colder weather beginning to set in, many garden birdwatchers will be looking to help birds survive the winter by providing them with food. However, according to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Britain’s leading wild bird research organisation, it isn’t just at this time of year that we should be looking to attract birds to our gardens.
The Ernest Charles Company and the BTO work closely together to enrich and enhance the lives of wild birds in the UK. Research by the BTO has enabled Ernest Charles to develop a premium wild bird care range that provides garden birds with all the essentials they need to survive and thrive all year round!
Clare Simm from the BTO’s Garden Ecology tells us how we can help birds survive throughout the year in this short video: https://youtu.be/289VikFDbrA
Top tips include placing a number of different feeders around your garden that offer a variety foods, such as Ernest Charles All Seasons, Mealworm and Sunflower blends. These choice feeds will not only attract the widest range of species, but will also help birds stay in peak condition. It’s important to supply a fresh source of water throughout the year, for drinking as well as bathing.
Birds will supplement their diet with garden bird food year-round, especially during the breeding season or over winter and The Ernest Charles Company are giving one lucky winner the chance to win the following Ernest Charles prize pack worth £60;
– 1 x Pack of each the Ernest Charles 2kg blends
- 1 x Tub of 30 Ernest Charles fat balls
- 1 x Ernest Charles nest box