DON’T FEED YOUR GARDEN BIRDS
Cooking fat: Cooked fat from Sunday roasts and Christmas dinners merges with meat juices during cooking. This combination can stick to bird’s feathers and stop them being waterproof.
Desiccated coconut: This swells up inside birds and makes them very unwell.
Milk: Bird’s guts aren’t designed to digest milk and can result in serious stomach upsets.
Cooked porridge oats: These stick around their bills, although uncooked oats are fine.
Dry biscuits: Birds may choke on the hard lumps.
Salt: Garden birds are practically unable to metabolise salt.
It is toxic to them in high quantities.