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Seasonal Feeding

GARDENERS are being told to keep bird tables topped up with food this summer  or thousands of common garden birds might not survive the winter.

Many gardeners assume finding food is easy for birds during the summer so don't keep feeders and water baths topped up, according to the British Trust for Ornithology.

However, it said species such as blackbirds and starlings find it harder to catch worms and grubs which burrow deeper underground during warm weather.

"By feeding them in summer you can be helping them for the winter by ensuring they are stronger and in better condition," said the trust's Paul Stancliffe.

"They need to make sure they put on enough weight and fat to survive the cold nights. If they do not and the cannot find a reliable source then they really struggle."