Feathered friends’ feast

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WILDLIFE lovers in Northumberland have been urged to help the birds this winter.

The RSPB has warned that garden birds will need extra support as the cold weather starts to set in and the charity is asking people to consider putting out extra supplies of food and water.

RSPB Wildlife Adviser Tom Waters said: “Once icy conditions set in, natural food like berries and insects are almost impossible to find so the extra treats we put out are really important.”

Seed mixes, peanuts and fat balls, along with leftover food from the kitchen, are suggested. Water is also essential for birds’ drinking and bathing.

For further advice visit www.rspb.org.uk