Living in the country or the city is a great thing, but when it comes to winter either one of these locations can start to be a pain. However, if you want to keep birds around and know they will be safe all winter, then you should know how to properly prepare for birds to arrive in the winter months and keep them around.
The first thing you can do for your birds outside is get a feeder set up. The feeder should be squirrel-proof, since they will steal your seed, but also in a location the birds can easily get to and exit from in any direction. When you have this set up properly, you will find more and more birds coming to your feeder on a regular basis.
The second thing you need to do to prepare for winter with your outside birds is to purchase the right seed. Often the seed mix you can buy from the stores will work, but depending on your location, the birds may need some additional nutrients. You should carefully look at the nutritional content of each of the seed mixes you are buying.
Taking care of wild birds in the winter can be exciting and educational for kids. However, if you do not have the proper feeder and seed, then your goal of feeding the birds can easily be dashed. By selecting these two items, though, it is easy to care for your birds all winter long and know they will be safe and sound.