What to Feed Wild Birds in the Summer
The Spring and Summer months are an extremely busy time for a wild bird. During the Spring, birds are recovering from the stress of winter and building nests. In the summer, nesting parents are working hard to feed their young whilst maintaining their own energy levels. Therefore, feeding them a high energy mix is essential! When selecting a bird food, look for ingredients such as Sunflower Hearts, Pinhead Oatmeal and Dried Mealworms, these contain high levels of proteins and nutrients. Providing a blend of essential ingredients is also important for skeletal and tissue growth in young fledglings! These essential ingredients can be found in Extra Select’s Spring & Summer Mix – an excellent choice for this time of year.
Don’t Forget Water
Remember to provide a birdbath with clean water for birds to drink and bathe in, especially in hot weather conditions. Birds receive a very small amount of moisture from food and need to bathe to keep their plumage in good condition. Ensure the depth of the water is no more than 3 inches at its deepest and replace the water regularly.