How strange it all is in nature. For thousands of kilometers the birds fly to warmer regions for the winter. Or rather, flew away. More and more birds, which settle in settlements near the person, stay with us for the winter. Of course, they do not scream like domestic cats, that they want to eat, that they are cold, but it does not get fed and warmer, and they really need our help. Therefore, one should not only know how to help birds in the winter, but also regularly do it.
We make feeders
The first thing we can do for birds is to hang outas many feeders as possible. They can be made not only from plywood in the form of a house, but also from improvised materials. It is best to make such feeders with children. This lesson will teach them how to work with different materials, and instill a sense of care for our smaller brothers. So from all sides, the production of feeders alone benefits! The most simple feeder can be made from a packet of tetrapak from kefir. Wash it so that there are no rotting leftovers left. Then you need to take a bright marker and draw a window for birds on each of the four sides. The window is a rectangle, the underside of which is 3 cm from the bottom edge of the package. Lateral sides draw, having deviated from lateral folds by 1.5 cm. The top of the window should be drawn 3 cm from the top edge. Now make such drawings on all four sides, take the clerical knife and cut them. Everything, the feeder is ready! Now attach a piece of wire to the plastic neck, tighten it more tightly so that it does not tear off any wind. The edges of the wire must be fixed on a solid branch of the tree, on the balcony. At the bottom of the trough you need to pour in grain, bread crumbs, seeds. The same feeders can be made from a box, from a plastic bottle.
How to feed birds without a bird feeder
If you do not know how to feed birds in winter, becausethat there is no possibility to make a feeder, then study the options for feeding without it. This is quite real, the main thing is that there is a desire to help the birds. If a flock of tits flies at your house, that is the idea of feeding them, based on the properties of their physiology. Sparrows can peck feed, only sitting on a hard surface. But tits can do this in flight, in weight, so to speak. Buy a piece of cheap fat in the market, pierce it with wire through, stretch it and attach it to your balcony. Let the wind shake it, the tits can still eat. You will see how they will fly on the fat with the whole flock and literally in a week they will eat a half kilo piece. After this, the birds will always fly to your balcony, because he immediately remembers the hospitable place. Therefore, prepare in the spring to thoroughly wash your balcony. But these are all small things compared to the happiness that your whole family will experience, looking at the daily dinners of cheerful birds!
What to feed
Quite a legitimate question, when you decide,how to feed birds in winter - and what do birds eat? More precisely, do not eat, but peck. All derivatives of bread fit perfectly! These are crumbs, small dry pieces, leftovers. Also birds like grain - wheat, oats, barley. And, if you can buy a whole grain, it will be better than croup, that is, peeled and ground grain. Waste from the table should not be given to birds. Very fond of birds sunflower seeds, just do not fry them, rinse raw. The fact that tits love lard, we already said. By the way, other birds too, they are tasty, if it is not suspended, but lies on a flat surface.
Pleases that in large cities in the lastTime for every winter and spring are organized actions for feeding birds. On the streets, people are handed out sachets of grain, which the townspeople are sprinkling directly on the snow near their entrances. This is also a good way to help the birds, if there is no feeder.