21 May 2019

Feeding birds boosts numbers and species, study suggests

Home Affairs Correspondent

Britain’s growing love affair with feeding garden birds is having a surprising effect on the population of our feathered friends.

The British Trust for Ornithology has been studying the effects of us all now spending more than £200m a year on bird-feeding products.

Back in the early 1970s, peckish visitors to our gardens were mostly just sparrows and starlings.