Nottingham (PRWEB UK) 27 November 2012
UK wholesaler, Bonnington Plastics, poundshop supplier promotes giving bird care products as Christmas presents in order to help preserve the dwindling numbers of British garden birds.
Bird numbers in the UK have been falling for many years. According to The Mail Online, since 1966 forty four million breeding birds have been lost from the UK, the same number as there are adult humans living in the country.
The Mail Online also reported reasons this decline. Illegal hunting as birds migrate south has greatly reduced how many are reaching their wintering ground. Those that reach their wintering ground often find that it has experienced a lot of change in recent years, finding some areas becoming unsuitable for migration.
The biggest reason for the fall in garden bird numbers is due to there being a shortage of grain and seed for them to eat. Farmers have become more efficient at keeping their seeds safe from birds, and there are less wild trees and plants providing the food these birds would normally scavenge. When combined with the harsher and more extreme winters the UK has recently faced, birds have a hard time simply surviving even without the threat of being hunted or habitat loss.
One source of food which British garden birds are becoming more reliant on is whatever is left out for them in gardens, either through feeders or scraps. A Customer Service Representative for Bonnington Plastics bird food wholesalers commented, “We’ve seen many reports showing the decline in British garden bird numbers, but no one seems to be doing much about it. We’re promoting our bird care wholesale products to the retailers we supply because we feel that they can make great Christmas presents that will benefit what birds the UK has left over winter.”
Giving a gift at Christmas is part of tradition, however there’s no reason someone can’t give a bird feeder and bird feed as a present. These gifts will attract garden birds to someone’s garden and help to preserve the number of British garden birds which are left. The Mail Online made the point, with views from field experts, if no government action is taken to preserve British garden birds then more and more species will continue to become extinct.
Bonnington Plastics is a £1 line wholesaler based in the UK. The company provide a wide range of goods to retailers around the country. Best-known for the Kingfisher range of goods, Bonnington Plastics supply products for all markets. The range of bird care products from Bonnington Plastics has been designed to last, and will make great gifts this Christmas for anyone with an interest in nature.