As the seasons change, you will also notice a change in the wildlife in your area, especially the birds.

Autumn is no different and you might see more and more birds coming to your garden in search of food. If this is the case then you may be wondering, what bird food should you use in autumn?

migrating birds in autumn

Do Birds Need Feeding In Autumn?

In autumn the weather will start to get colder, and it will get dark a lot quicker, this will only get worse in winter. Because of the cold weather food can become harder to find especially when all the greenery has fallen off the trees and the ground is too hard for birds to find insects in.

The longer darker nights will mean birds have less and less time to hunt or to find food so getting all the nutrients they need to survive is going to become a much more difficult challenge for them.

This is why you need to feed the birds in autumn. The cold weather can take its toll on the birds well being and harsh winter can be a death sentence to some birds.

They need to be able to stay warm even in the coldest temperatures the UK winter will throw at them, this is why they need to eat food that is absolutely packed full of all the good fats and proteins they need to keep warm.

During autumn a lot of birds will be preparing to migrate to other countries with warmer climates so that they can spend their winters somewhere that will be safer and less dangerous for them.

Migrating can be a long, difficult journey and the birds will need a lot of energy if they want to make this momentous journey. You can help by leaving food out for the birds that will help them build their strength and make the long tiring flights they need to make.

Great tit bird on peanuts

What Bird Food Should You Use In Autumn?

In autumn birds need food the help them achieve certain tasks. You can help them by leaving out bird food weather on a bird table, in a bird feeder or anywhere else in your garden that is a safe place for birds to land and eat.

Different foods have different properties that can birds complete a variety of different tasks. Here at Kennedy Wild Bird Food, we have a range of bird food that is designed to help birds during these times, including:

Mixed Birdseed

Here at Kennedy Wild Bird Feed, we have a variety of mixed birds seeds available. our bags of mixed birds’ seeds are specially designed to give birds all the energy and protein that need to make long flights like they do in migration.

Mealworms For Birds

Some birds prefer easting insects, like mealworms, over birds’ seeds. That’s we sell both dried and live mealworms for birds so that the bird that visits your garden can have food that suits their natural diet.

Peanuts For Birds

Peanuts are one of the best foods you can feed the birds in your garden. They have all the good fats and proteins that birds need to stay strong healthy especially in the colder months. Remember, peanuts from regular shops often have flavourings and coating that are unsafe for birds, so always go to a bird food specialist when buying peanuts for birds.

Plain Wild Bird Seeds

Here at Kennedy Wild Bird Feed, we have a wide variety of different seeds for you to choose from. Our plain wild bird seeds are perfect for any bird that is visiting your garden, whether they are preparing to fly south for the winter, or if they are planning to say for the colder months.

Suet For Birds

Our range of suet products are the perfect thing to leave out for the birds as the weather gets colder. suet is full of fat which birds need to store and keep warm in the winter.

Sunflower Seeds For Birds

Sunflower seeds are possibly the healthiest thing you can feed the birds that come to your garden. They have a soft shell that the birds will need to breakthrough, which is great for strengthening their beak. If the birds that come to your garden are little on the small side and don’t have the strength or power to break the shells, then you can buy sunflower hearts. Sunflower hearts are just the meaty insides of the sunflower seed that have all the good proteins and necessary calories that birds need to stay strong and healthy all year round.

sunflower heart seeds