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Prevent Farmland Birds Starving Over the Winter

Farmland birds can literally starve to death during the hungry gap from January to March. To ensure the maximum amount of feed is provided for the longest possible period, growing more than one mixture in close proximity is advised. The ideal is to grow at least two different types of mixture covering approximately 2% of a farm’s arable area.

Bird seed mixes are usually sown as strips on field margins or as blocks within arable areas. Plots next to woods or hedges offer shelter, but mid-field sites suit other bird types, so a combination of both is most beneficial.

Date Posted: 17th January 2018


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