MEALWORMS …Winter food for birds

July 27 2009

For anyone caring for an insect-eating bird, the winter months are a hard time to find enough adequate food. During the summer, I had an abundance of cicadas (like a small locust) that I could catch out in the field (for free!!), but now that these have all gone, I have to buy mealworms. These are very clean bugs, (not at all like maggots…no way could I even touch them if they were!!). Mealworms eat bran, a little bit of apple & carrot & potato.

These worms are quite slow to grow, so 2,000 of them last a while. Stevie loves to eat them and along with any bug which may come our way, she keeps quite well. I buy these mealworms from Biosuppliers.

It’s always neat to hear the first cicada chirping as it means an abundance of food is again not too far away.

You can see our birds when you come on our Coast to Coast Auckland tours.