HUDDERSFIELD people are being urged to help their feathered friends by taking part in national Feed the Birds Day.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is asking people across the country to fill feeders on October 30, to help birds survive as the weather turns colder.
A recent survey showed that although 61% of people say they feed birds, 3m feeders are left empty every day in the UK.
Kirsten Whittaker, of the charity's Denby Dale office, said: "By filling those empty feeders you'll be providing some well-needed treats for the birds in your garden.
"Winter can be a difficult time for many birds. By providing food, water and shelter you can really help them and also turn your garden into a wildlife haven."
TV celebrities are supporting the Feed the Birds Day campaign by offering advice in an information pack.
Presenter Alan Titchmarsh gives tips on plants that attract birds, chef Ainsley Harriott tells you how to make a bird cake and gardener Charlie Dimmock gives advice on installing a pond.
For a free information pack phone the RSPB on 0870 601 0215 or visit www.rspb.org. uk/feedthebirds
* Put waste fat in a coconut half-shell and hang it up
* Move feeders around the garden
* Leave berries to form on honeysuckle. They're treats for bullfinches and thrushes
* Mix pieces of bread with sunflower oil
* Spread food about the garden to reduce feeding competition
* Smear peanut cake - made of fats and peanut flour - on the bark of a tree and watch woodpeckers feed
* Collect slugs and snails below a piece of tarpaulin on the grass.