Southport Bird Life July 4th, 2016 Pat Regan Latest News Shares Comments Many things that we throw away provide great food for our wonderful UK birds! Check the RSPB site for feeding tips: https://www.rspb.org.uk/makeahomeforwildlife/advice/helpingbirds/feeding/whatfood/scraps.aspx Goldfinches are always welcome in the garden. Young goldie – waiting for mum. Woodpeckers are fond of peanuts Species like the blackbird, robin and thrush also love to watch gardeners work when soil is being turned over, as this provides an opportunity to grab a few worms to feed the chicks. The starlings are never far away when food is about. Woodie is always on the hunt for food as well. Gardens are just not gardens without a few sparrows. The wonder of nature is right on our doorstep. http://woodvalewp.blogspot.co.uk/ However, birds also need lawns to gather food from but warnings have been issued by expert environmentalists. The mounting fashion to lay fake lawns instead of real grass causes loss of habitat for wildlife and creates waste that is not biodegradable. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/04/growth-in-artificial-lawns-poses-threat-to-british-wildlife-conservationists-warn Also check out some birds on the ‘wilder’ side at Southport’s Marshside reserve… http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/marshside-great-place-for-bird-watching.html Pat Regan © http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/ Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to email@example.com – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!