Spring - food that is suitable for fledglings and parents -try adding fats, soft foods, insects and no peanuts (these can cause baby birds to choke).
Summer - birds need insects and fats.
They can be unable to find food under hard ground from drought so supplementing their diets in this way is useful. Spring/Summer seed mixes are also lighter and support them with moulting.
Once the fledges have all left the nests you can add peanuts to a peanut feeder (don’t put them out whole on trays).
Autumn - Keep the fats topped up and make sure there are plenty of insects.
You may get more migrant birds at this time of the year so adding more than usual to supplement this increase in birds is important too.
Leaving fruit on trees instead of picking them all can be a great way to support themâ€Š—â€Šblackbirds and robins love apples!
Winter - These can be the hardest months for birds.
There is very little natural food is around and they can struggle to find good food and water supply. Berries, nuts and high-energy foods are a great way to supplement their diets.
Make sure as well that you are keeping bird baths from being frozen - they need to be able to access water and it can be particularly hard at this time of year.
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