The recent cold weather has put a strain on the birdlife at Tice's Meadow, especially coming at the start of Spring when they should be busy pairing up, establishing territories and nest building.
Fortunately, our Woodland Feeding Station was the first part of our project to be built, and has been a massive success from day one.
No matter which site entrance you use, you can hear the commotion at the feeding station as the birds fill up on nutritious seeds, peanuts, apples and fatty treats.
During the recent cold weather our volunteers have had to fill up the feeders on a daily basis, with some of the birds not waiting until the volunteers have left before descending onto the food.
As the weather begins to return to normal, we intend to do a deep clean of the feeding station, and then slowly reduce the number of feeders and food put out. We shall also stop feeding peanuts when young birds are predicted to arrive, and fatty treats during warm weather. This is all in line with published guidance from the RSPB and the BTO.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped build the feeding station and who keep it topped up with food, and the visitors who have generously donated food for us to use.