Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Equinox Feeding Time

Our River birds react strongly to the Autumn Equinox - equal daylight and darkness. The nights get longer and colder, prompting them to increase their food intake. The Trust supplies and feeds them daily with Wheat grain, poultry pellets, and mixed wild bird seed. Annually we dispense over 3 tons for over 200 birds. The birds gather at feeding points, at the appropriate time, with much excitement as can be heard in the video below. Our Swan family are slow eaters compared to the ducks! Changing weather and wind direction, will bring geese from the North and send the Swallows South over the coming days.

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