Thursday 10 September 2020

Geese and seagulls wait for food

Geese and seagulls wait for food at the parking lot. They sure block cars from parking there. Someone threw something yellow or orange to the birds. Good luck, birds, getting food.

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  1. Feed Birds Only Suitable Food

    Many people choose to feed wild birds, either in their own backyards, down at the beach, in the parking lot or at a marsh. If you choose to feed the birds, please feed them only food which is good for them. Feeding them the wrong food will harm them more than help them.

    Do not feed them bread. Bread is often the first kind of food humans give to birds. However, birds receive very little nutrition from bread. Birds may die from a diet high on bread as this can cause malnutrition. In the winter, birds could have little other food available. Keep in mind, stale bread with mould can cause Aspergillosis (a lung disease).

    Here are some of the favourite foods of certain birds:

    Suet Block: Chickadees, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, Flickers, Creepers (available from most Supermarkets and pet stores)

    Cracked Nuts: Chickadees, Nuthatches, Towhees, Juncos, Finches

    Raw Peanuts: Woodpeckers, Sparrows, Grosbeaks, Jays (unsalted, of course)

    Sunflower Seeds: Chickadees, Nuthatches, Towhees, Juncos, Finches (hulled or whole unsalted- Sparrows, Grosbeaks, Jays)

    Cut Apples: Robins, Woodpeckers, Flickers, Starlings

    Soaked Raisins

    Chopped Grapes

    Wild Bird Seed: Many varieties of birds, including Towhees, Juncos, Finches, Sparrows, Jays, Pine Siskins

    Sugar/Water: Hummingbirds (1 part sugar / 4 parts water - keep fresh)

    Also, just plain water for birds