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The Coal Tit

The coal tit, also known as Periparus Ater, is the very smallest of the European tits. They are approximately 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) in length and have a wing span of 7-8 inches (17-21 cm). They weigh about 8-10 grams. … Continue reading

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Feeding Wild Birds

Helping wild birds is extremely rewarding and can make a big difference to them. Setting up hanging feeders, bird tables and ground feeding trays will attract a variety of wildlife and watching the activity around them is fascinating. Many people … Continue reading

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Wild Bird Song

Bird vocalisations are categorised into calls and songs. Calls are used to raise the alarm, ask for food or to contact the rest of the flock. Songs serve to defend territories and to attract the opposite sex. Making the distinction … Continue reading

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Creating a Wildlife Friendly Space

Creating a really effective wildlife space ideally involves more than simply allowing an area to grow wild and supplying a bit of wild bird seed. When deciding what to grow in the space, all sorts of factors will need to … Continue reading

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Protecting British Wild Birds

All wild birds in Britain are protected by law. Despite this fact, many cases of cruelty and mistreatment of them are recorded every year. Each year birds are poisoned, shot or trapped unlawfully. Egg theft and nest disturbance or damage … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Song Thrush

The song thrush differs from the blackbird and mistle thrush in both size and posture, as it is smaller and stands less upright. Both the male and the female look very similar, with brown uppers, pale, speckled under parts and … Continue reading

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Why Windows Can Be Dangerous for Birds

Unfortunately, windows are a hazard for birds and are the cause of a great many fatalities and serious injuries. This is mainly due to the risk of window strike. In addition, some birds develop a habit of eating the sealant … Continue reading

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Preventing the Spread of Disease

When you are putting out wild bird food for birds visiting your garden, it is a good idea to keep in mind that as numbers increase, so too does the risk of disease. However, taking a few preventative measures will … Continue reading

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Photographing Garden Birds

Many people who provide wild bird seed for the birds visiting their gardens enjoy watching the activity around the bird table or hanging feeders. Often they like to try to capture the scene by taking a few photographs. Unfortunately, however, … Continue reading

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Baby Birds

It is very common for baby birds to be found on the ground, hopping about and with no sign of a parent. Thankfully, this is a normal stage in fledgling development. They are perhaps experimenting by looking for wild bird … Continue reading

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