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Charity reassures residents over lack of birds
5:00pm Sunday 22nd December 2013 in News
WORRIED members of the public have been calling the RSPB’s wildlife experts in their droves this month as concerns grow about the lack of birds in gardens.
However, the charity is reassuring people that this behaviour is down to particularly mild weather for the time of year.
Richard James, RSPB wildlife adviser, said: “We are receiving endless calls from people who are worried. The answer is almost certainly down to the unusually mild weather we’re experiencing at the moment. Birds will still be able to get hold of natural food in the wider countryside so haven’t had to call upon us humans for help just yet. But that could all change very quickly if the weather turns and temperatures drop.
“We’re urging people to continue to put out a little food and water as some birds will still be visiting garden feeders, but feed in moderation when fewer birds are present, to avoid wasting uneaten food.”
For more information about how to give nature a home in your outside space visit rspb.org.uk/advice
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