IT’s nice to feed your feathered friends in the winter – and I’ve found some great deals that are cheap.
To encourage the birds to visit your garden and help them survive the season, here’s how to feed them tasty treats on a budget.
GET A DISCOUNT: Keep an eye out for offers on bird food.
Wilko has a two-for-£ 8 offer on his Peckish Peanut Easy Feeder (300g), usually £ 4.50.
MEAL POINT: The Original Factory Shop has reduced the price of its mealworm food (500 g) from £ 11.99 to £ 8.
This high quality purchase is a great source of essential fats.
NEST PRICE: Argos has an offer on its stylish black metal bird feed pile, complete with metal birds placed on both sides.
It is now £ 7, down from £ 12.
FEEDED AND WATERED: Also remember to give our feathered friends fresh water.
This is especially important during periods of frost, when ponds, puddles and other water sources can freeze.
Droplet Bird Waterer has been reduced from £ 9.99 to £ 5.99 at coopersofstortford.co.uk.
WINDOW OF THE WORLD: Not having a garden does not mean that you have to miss something.
Go online and order the Peckish Globe Window Bird Feeder Display for just £ 14.99 from hayesgardenworld.co.uk.
The feeder can be filled with seeds, nuts, suet and mealworms and is secured with two powerful suction pads.
Elsewhere, Pets At Home has a simple hill-style Window Wild Bird Feeder for £ 10.99.
TIME THE RIGHT: Feed birds only at those times of the year when they need it most.
Prioritize the cold winter months.
MENTION THE SONGS: If you’ve in doubt about a bird song, you can download Chirp! or ChirpOMatic apps to help with identification.
Both cost £ 3.49.
Or try RSPB’s free ID playlist of common birds at rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/bird-songs/what-bird-is-that.
- The prices are correct at the time of printing. Offers and offers subject to availability.
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