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Hungry Birds

Dec 1, 20150 comments

Karin Stumph

My BirdhouseThe cold month’ are at full blast, the frost is laying an icy cover over trees, grass and bushes and most of the migrating birds have long gone to warmer places.

A lot of the birds here in Germany stay through the winter though, and they are very thankful if you provide a little snack stop during the winter.

In the fall they have lots of of food available, the berries are still ripe and plentiful on bushes, nuts are falling of the trees and there are still bugs in the air.

We always start setting out our birdhouse a little early to let the birds know where to go to fill an empty stomach. Since the last couple winters have been really cold its important for them to have a place to feed so they can keep their little fat layer to keep them from freezing to death.

Plus there is nothing more fun for kids and cats then sitting in the window and watching them eat the bought or homemade treats. I have to admit I place one birdhouse right by a window … keeps my cats entertained for hours.

So you wonder who will visit and what will they eat?

Let me help you out:

Blackbird Blackbirds fresh apples, wheat, oats and raisins
Brambling Brambling peeled sunflower seeds and other seeds
Blue Tit Blue Tit Fat rings and dumplings, chopped nuts and sunflower seeds
Chaffinch Chaffinch Oily seeds like hempseed, chopped peanuts and other nuts
Spotted Woodpecker Spotted Woodpecker Fatty peanuts and other fat treats, but they need them secured on a tree trunk, since they cant get them if they are hanging of a birdhouse
Eurasian Jay Eurasian Jay same as the woodpecker, a bowl of unsalted peanuts and they are happy
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Eurasian Tree Sparrow Nuts, dried berries, Raisins and Fat rings
Eurasian Bullfinch Eurasian Bullfinch Oily seeds like hempseed, chopped peanuts and other nuts
European Greenfinch European Greenfinch Oily seeds like hempseed, chopped peanuts, peeled sunflower seeds and other nuts
House Sparrow House Sparrow Nuts, dried berries, Raisins and Fat rings
Hawfinch Hawfinch Sunflower seeds
Eurasian Nuthatch Eurasian Nuthatch Lard directly off the tree trunk, cereal flakes, sunflower seeds, seeds and nuts
Great Tit Great Tit Fat rings and dumplings, chopped nuts and sunflower seeds
Common Wood Pigeon Common Wood Pigeon Fatty oatmeal, nuts and fat rings
European Robin European Robin chopped nuts, special insect eating bird food (with chopped worms) cereal flakes and oily seeds
Long-tailed Tit Long-tailed Tit fatty soft foods, like fat dumplings and rings
European Goldfinch European Goldfinch Thistle seeds and poppy seeds
Coal Tit Coal Tit fatty soft foods, like fat dumplings and rings
Fieldfare Fieldfare berries, raisins, fresh apples, fatty soft foods, like fat dumplings and rings
Eurasian Wren Eurasian Wren crushed nuts, poppy seed and other soft  seeds (laid out on the ground)
Eurasian Siskin Eurasian Siskin chopped and whole nuts in hanging nets
Magpie Magpie same as the woodpecker, a bowl of unsalted peanuts and they are happy

Thanks to :

Alle Miniaturfotos © Wildvogelhilfe und Fremdautoren

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