Charity reassures residents over lack of birds

Crewe Guardian: Charity reassures residents over lack of birds Charity reassures residents over lack of birds

WORRIED members of the public have been calling the RSPB’s wildlife experts in their droves this month as concerns grow about the lack of birds in gardens.

However, the charity is reassuring people that this behaviour is down to particularly mild weather for the time of year.

Richard James, RSPB wildlife adviser, said: “We are receiving endless calls from people who are worried. The answer is almost certainly down to the unusually mild weather we’re experiencing at the moment. Birds will still be able to get hold of natural food in the wider countryside so haven’t had to call upon us humans for help just yet. But that could all change very quickly if the weather turns and temperatures drop.

“We’re urging people to continue to put out a little food and water as some birds will still be visiting garden feeders, but feed in moderation when fewer birds are present, to avoid wasting uneaten food.”

For more information about how to give nature a home in your outside space visit rspb.org.uk/advice

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7:20pm Sat 21 Dec 13

wildlifeterry says...

If people are afraid that empty bird tables are a bad sign I can assure them that there is plenty of natural food available to them. Take a walk in the countryside or along a canal and you can see natures bounty. I'm 63 and I have never seen so many berries or so much fruit on the trees. There are also plenty of seed heads and insects still available to our feathered friends.

Here's one I prepared earlier:- http://flic.kr/p/i1k
TCD

Terry Hughes. Wheelock.
If people are afraid that empty bird tables are a bad sign I can assure them that there is plenty of natural food available to them. Take a walk in the countryside or along a canal and you can see natures bounty. I'm 63 and I have never seen so many berries or so much fruit on the trees. There are also plenty of seed heads and insects still available to our feathered friends. Here's one I prepared earlier:- http://flic.kr/p/i1k TCD Terry Hughes. Wheelock. wildlifeterry

7:45am Sun 22 Dec 13

wildlifeterry says...

The link above should read http://flic.kr/p/i1k
tcd
Sorry
The link above should read http://flic.kr/p/i1k tcd Sorry wildlifeterry

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