Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 51: Feed the birds

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

Those who en­joy the sight of birds from their win­dows should con­tinue to feed them, as the fruits of au­tumn are wear­ing thin by now. A plen­ti­ful sup­ply of grains and meal­worms will keep the robins and finches happy. Those, like the dun­nock, who are too shy to feed from the ta­ble, will tidy up the crumbs from be­neath it. Sus­pended nuts and fat­balls will sus­tain the var­i­ous tit­mice and oth­ers who have learnt ac­ro­bat­ics. Your rowans and co­toneast­ers will at­tract red­wings and waxwings in a cold spell. If a pass­ing spar­rowhawk nabs a song­bird, that’s part of the deal.

SCD

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