Bird watching is a great hobby to get into. It gets you outdoors, you can learn a lot about nature and because of seasonal migration the hobby can change with the seasons. Because of this there are birds that you might want to see whilst bird watching that you can only see in the colder months.

If you are planning on going bird watching in the colder months, it can be dangerous if you are not prepared. Here is how to keep warm whilst bird watching.

How To Keep Warm Whilst Bird Watching?

How To Keep Warm Whilst Bird Watching?

Check The Weather Before Hand

Before you go bird watching, be sure to check the weather conditions beforehand. That way you can plan and prepare for whatever conditions you might have to face.

If it is going to rain or snow, consider if you want to be caught out in this weather. You might prefer to wait for a day when the conditions aren’t as treacherous.

Wrap Up Warm

You should always remember to dress for the weather you are going out in. If it is going to be cold you need to wrap up warm. You also need to take into account if it will rain and remember to dress appropriately. Sitting for a long time in cold wet clothing can be dangerous so make sure to wear waterproofs if you know it will rain.

 It is a good idea to wear a lot of layers, that way you can take some off you find you are too hot. Most of our body heat is lost though the head, hands and feet so make sure these areas are covered. A good thick hat is always a good way to stay warm.

For an extra layers of heat you can also bring a blanket and wrap it round you. If you are planning to drive to your birdwatching spot, its always a good idea to have a blanker in the car wherever you go.

Take A Flask or Thermos

Take something warm to drink with you in a flask. A hot drink like tea, coffee or hot chocolate can help you get warm. Something like soup can not only keep you warm, but also help you feel full and well nourished, which will help you keep your energy up.

You can also use a thermos of hot water to fill at hot water bottle once you get to your location to help keep you warm, or you can bring hand warmers than can be activated once you are ready.

Know When To Call It A Day

Even if you prepare, wrap up warm and have a warm drink, the weather can still take a turn for the worse. If you found the weather conditions are becoming dangerous then you need to know when to call it a day and go home.

Try Bird Watching From Inside

If you find that fitting outside in the cold isn’t for you then you can always try bird watching from home.

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BGCA1N Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus in snow covered Hedgerow

How To Bird Watch At Home

Bird watching is a hobby that can be done easily from the comfort and safety of your own home. All you have to do is make a space that birds will want to visit.

Make sure that your garden has everything that a bird could possibly need. It can help if you leave a bowl of water out for them or better yet if you have a bird table or pond. If the weather get so cold the water freezes birds will not visit, so remember to adle a few tennis balls to the water so that it doesn’t freeze.

One of the best things you can do to entice birds to your garden is leave out food for them. Here at Kennedy Wild Bird Food, we have a range of bird food and bird feeding accessories. We are dedicated to make sure the birds that visit your garden are give only the best food filled with all the nutrients, calories and protein that need to survive. Some the of the wild bird food we supply includes:

Mixed Birdseed

Mealworms For Birds

Peanuts For Birds

Plain Wild Bird Seeds

Suet For Birds

Sunflower Seeds For Birds

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