Happy New Year from Kennedy Wild Bird Feed. This year let’s make it one of the best years yet. A lot of people like to make new year’s resolutions. A resolution can be something you want to change or improve yourself or maybe something you want to achieve by the end of the year.

A common new year’s resolution people like to make is to find a new hobby that will help them improve their way of life.

If you are looking for a hobby to try this year that is fun and healthy then why not try bird feeding.

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Why You Should Start Feeding Birds in 2022

If you aren’t an avid bird watcher or you haven’t fed the birds before then you might be wondering why should I start feeding birds in 2022?

There are so many benefits to bird feeding. Feeding the birds is a great hobby that is affordable and accessible to everyone. If you have a garden or any outdoor space available, then you can feed the birds.

Feeding the birds is a hobby that you can do inside or outside depending on how you plan to do it. If you are looking for a hobby to help, get you outside more than bird feeding and bird watching might be the one for you. Alternatively, if you prefer to stay indoors you can feed birds somewhere that you will be able to see them from the inside of your house and still get to enjoy the view.

Feeding the birds is not only a great hobby that has benefits for you, but it also greatly benefits the birds as well. Birds of course need food to survive but finding it in the wild is not always an easy task. by leaving food out for birds you are helping them get the nutrients they need.

The nutrients and proteins birds need though out the year can change as weather conditions get milder or harsher so be sure to keep up to date on kinds of food the birds in your garden need at certain times of the year.

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How To Get Started With Bird Feeding in 2022

You don’t need to buy any equipment or fancy bird food when you first start feeding the birds. You can start by simply leaving out bread or other scraps, as long as you check they are safe for birds. Make sure the food is left in a safe place away from predators like on a roof or a high wall and then see if any birds come.

If you notice a lot of birds coming to feed, you can even take up bird watching. Bird watching is another great hobby that you can do easily, and you can do it from the safety and comfort of your own home. for more information read our Guide To Bird Watching At Home.

If you notice birds are starting to take an interest, then you might want to start investing in proper bird feeding equipment. A bird table or feeder is a great way to make sure that the birds that come to your garden are eating in a nice safe place.

If you scatter food on the ground then you might end up attracting other pests, like rats and mice, or attracting predators that will attack the birds. If you place the food high up on a bird table then the bird will be safe from these ground predators.

If you have a bird feeder you can place it near a wall or under a tree. This will not only protect the birds from ground predators but from birds of prey that might try and swoop down and attack them.

When you have a steady stream of birds coming to visit and feed at your garden then you might want to think about buying bird food. Birds need a lot of nutrients to help them survive and the best way to make sure they are getting all these is if you by the find from a bird food specialist.

Here at Kennedy Wild Bird Food, we have a range of bird food that has been specially designed to have everything birds need. Some of the bird food we have includes:

Mixed Birdseed

Mealworms For Birds

Peanuts For Birds

Plain Wild Bird Seeds

Suet For Birds

Sunflower Seeds For Birds

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