About RSPB Feed the Birds Day
Wild birds are incredibly important in the lives of many people and also important to our ecosystem. The RSPB's Feed the Birds Day celebrates this special relationship and encourages everyone to feed garden birds.
RSPB Feed the Birds Day is a great opportunity to step up your feeding to help garden birds through the cold months ahead. It takes place every year on the weekend of the last Sunday in October when the clocks go back signalling the onset of colder weather..
At this time of year, the RSPB advise to put out food and water on a regular basis. In severe weather, feed twice daily if you can: in the morning and in the early afternoon.
Birds require high-energy (high-fat) foods during the cold winter weather to maintain their fat reserves to survive the frosty nights. Use only good-quality food and scraps.
Always adjust the quantity given to the demand, and never allow uneaten foods to accumulate around the feeders. Once you establish a feeding routine, try not to change it as the birds will become used to it and time their visits to your garden accordingly.