Feeding birds is very rewarding and enjoyable activity. It is not rocket science, but it's important to feed birds responsibly and ensure the well-being of the birds and maintain a healthy environment.
Here are few things to avoid when feeding birds:
1. Bird feed in plastic nets
2. Stale or Mouldy Bird Food
Avoid providing birds with stale or mouldy food. Mould can be harmful to birds and cause respiratory problems. Ensure that bird feed is fresh and free from any contamination. For this reason it is recommended to avoid home made suet balls from lard during summer.
3. Salted Food
4. Dirty Bird Feeders
Dispose of any spoiled or rancid bird food promptly and regularly clean and check feeders for freshness. Dirty feeders lead to bacterial growth, potentially causing illness in birds.
5. Feeding Bread and Processed Foods
By being mindful of these points, you can create a safe and supportive environment for the birds and wildlife in your area. Responsible bird feeding improve the well-being and survival of birds and contributes to a positive relationship between humans and wildlife.
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