Winter feeding gives us an unique opportunity for closer contact with nature. It is a valuable and important way to be re-acquainted with all kinds of animals, regardless of where we live.
For many people, winter feeding is one of their first contacts with nature and often encourages them to become involved in other nature conservation activities. Children and young people can experience and familiarise themselves with the natural cycle of various creatures. And it has been shown that feeding birds has a positive effect on the health of the elderly and the infirm. In all these ways winter feeding using our SCHWEGLER feeders and foods makes an important contribution to improving everyone’s environmental awareness.
Please ensure you only use good quality food in well-designed feeders. One important principle applies to all SCHWEGLER feeders: they are designed to prevent birds from leaving their droppings on the food. This reduces the spread of the dangerous salmonella-type organism which is almost certainly fatal to birds.
Seed-eaters: Coal, Blue, Marsh, Great and Crested Tits, Nuthatches, Chaffinches, Greenfinches and Bramblings, Bullfinches, Siskins and possibly Redpolls. These species prefer seeds such as sunflower seeds and our Special Mix blend.
Soft food eaters: We also supply our Ground Feeder for birds such as Robins, Yellowhammers, Dunnocks, Blackbirds, Wrens, possibly also Chaffinches and Bramblings. Typical foods for these species include dried berries, sultanas, small pieces of fruit and rolled oats.
Each time your feeder is refilled, check in it and around it for soiling. If necessary, clean the feeding area using hot water. Tube feeders should always be hung in a sheltered place to offer the birds added safety from predators.