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As the weather cools, we tend to increase the amount of time we spend indoors, wrapped up warm and with the central heating turned on. Wild birds don’t have this luxury and as the temperatures drop to freezing or below, … Continue reading

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Are Garden Birds in Decline?

There will always be variations in wild bird populations throughout the year. This is because different species respond to natural events, such as the weather, in different ways. However, there does seem to be a pattern of decline, for which … Continue reading

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Grouse Game Birds

Grouse are game birds which are medium to large in size. Their diet typically consists of seeds, buds and shoots. There are four types of grouse found in the UK. Capercaillie Capercaillie are very large woodland grouse. They are ground … Continue reading

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Why Leftover Cooking Fat Is Bad for Wild Garden Birds

The RSPCA, the RSPB and other animal charities continue to urge people not to offer garden birds their leftover cooking fat. A very common misconception is that this fat residue is good for wild birds. However, is it in fact … Continue reading

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When Should You Feed Wild Birds?

Most people know that wild birds benefit from a supply of wild bird seed in the winter months. However, birds are often faced with shortages at other times of the year too. Therefore providing food for them all year round … Continue reading

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Preparing Nest Boxes

The birds visiting your garden will be starting to think about the nesting season from about January. In order to prepare and attract garden birds, there are a number of things to do. The first thing you will need to … Continue reading

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Take a Closer Look at our Wild Birds – Woodpeckers

There are three types of woodpecker found in the United Kingdom. Woodpeckers typically sport bold patterns. They have sharp bills and rigid tails which they can use to prop themselves up with when perching upright. To help them gain a … Continue reading

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Take a Closer Look at our Wild Birds – Tits

Tits are small, with short legs and triangular bills. Although territorial during nesting season, tits are sociable, mixing in flocks and regularly frequenting garden feeders. Six types of tit are commonly seen in gardens around the United Kingdom. Blue Tit … Continue reading

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Sunflower Hearts Price Crash

We have just hammered the price of Sunflower Hearts. We have just bought a full container that was due for delivery to another food company. This was cancelled for whatever reason, we just happened to be in the right place … Continue reading

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Conservation Grade Wild Bird Foods Now in Stock

Conservation Grade is a collaboration of many farmers across the UK who are passionate about working alongside nature. 10% of the land is removed from food production to develop specific ranges of habitats for the wildlife on their farm.  The … Continue reading

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