Charity urges people to ensure wildlife welfare

People in Mid-Ulster are advised to provide food and water for wildlife during the hot spell.

People in Mid-Ulster are advised to provide food and water for wildlife during the hot spell.

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WITH temperatures still hovering above a seasonal average in Mid-Ulster, people are being urged to keep an eye out for the welfare of wildlife in their garden.

While we are enjoying the sizzling temperatures, experts from the RSPB fear the heat could be causing birds, hedgehogs, bees and other wildlife to suffer.

The nature charity is appealing to people in the area to put out fresh, clean water for the birds who rely on it for nourishment and bathing.

One call to the charity’s wildlife enquiries line reported blackbirds and pigeons trying desperately to wash and drink from a barely-dripping hose.

The RSPB is also advising people to put out supplementary food as the weather may mean natural supplies become scarce.