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    Top 10 most common winter garden birds

    NewsBird NewsSaturday 08 January 2011
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    The types of birds you can expect to see in your garden this winter

    Feeding the birds that visit your garden this winter can significantly increase their survival chances. In fact, some smaller bird species need to consume a third of their entire body weight each day, so they need all the help they can get! The kinds of birds you can expect to see in your garden this winter, will depend on your location. Here is the top 10 birds you are most likely to see, and a rough idea of the sort of food you can provide to help get them through the harsh winter... 1. Robin - fats, ground peanuts and mealworms 2. Blue Tit - sunflower seeds, peanuts and fats 3. Blackbird - fruit, raisins and kitchen scraps 4. Great tit - sunflower seeds, peanuts and fats 5. Chaffinch - seeds and peanut pieces 6. Greenfinch - sunflower seeds and nyger seed 7. Dunnock - nyger seed, sunflower hearts, grated cheese, breadcrumbs 8. Collared dove - mixed seeds and grains 9. Coal tit - sunflower seeds and peanut pieces 10. House sparrow - kitchen scraps, grain and seeds

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