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wild-bird-bhkoiBird feeding is the activity of feeding wild birds, often by means of a bird feeder. With a recorded history dating to the 6th century, 
the feeding of wild birds has been encouraged and celebrated in the United States and United Kingdom, 

Bird feeding is typically thought of as an activity of bird enthusiasts. People who feed wild birds often attempt to attract birds to suburban and domestic locations. This requires setting up a feeding station and supplying bird food. The food might include seeds, peanuts, bought food mixes, fat, kitchen scraps and suet. Additionally, a bird bath and grit (sand), 
that birds store in their crops to help grind food as an aid to digestion, can be provided.

After a station is established, it can take some weeks for birds to discover and start using it. This is particularly true if the feeding station is the first one in an area or (in cold-winter areas) if the station is being established in spring when natural sources of food are plentiful. Food, particularly unshelled foods, such as thistle seed and suet, left uneaten for too long may spoil. 
Birds also require a source of drinking water and a birdbath can attract as many birds as a feeding station.

During the harsh winter of 1890–1891 in the United Kingdom national newspapers asked people to put out food for birds. In 1910 in the United Kingdom, 
Punch magazine declared that feeding birds was a "national pastime."[1] Today in the United Kingdom, most people feed year-round, and enough food is provided to support the calorie requirements of the 10 most common garden bird species.

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