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Choosing a Bird Bath

Many people who supply wild bird food also like to provide a bird bath. There are a huge variety of bird baths available to buy. These can add functionality to a garden as well as being very attractive, especially the … Continue reading

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Choosing Garden Bird Feeders

There are a variety of different feeders available on the market. The type chosen will come down to a number of factors, including the sort of food supplied, the proposed location of the feeder, the size and type of garden … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Squirrels from Stealing Wild Bird Seed

It can be really fun and interesting watching squirrels in the garden. However, they can scare smaller garden birds and many people look for ways to deter them from eating the wild bird seed they are supplying. There are many … Continue reading

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What to Feed Garden Birds

When setting up feeding stations, it is important to cater for lots of different species of birds. Here are a few ideas as to what you can use. Fat Cooking fat is not suitable for birds. Use suet or lard … Continue reading

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Storing Bird Food

People always have lots of questions regarding feeding wild birds ? anything from what type of wild bird food to supply to how often to provide it. Two of the most important factors will be where the feeding station is … Continue reading

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Providing Wild Birds with Water

While a lot of people provide the birds visiting their gardens with wild bird food and other essentials, they often forget the importance of also making sure clean water is always available. Water is important for birds to both drink … Continue reading

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The Top Three Ways to Keep Cats Away

Your garden may be the perfect place to attract birds to, but it can also be a death trap for our feathered friends, particularly because of your own or your neighbours’ cats. However, there is a range of straightforward, easy … Continue reading

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Fledgling Wild Birds

From April, it is common to see fledglings wondering about. They often appear to be scared and wailing plaintively. Despite their frightened appearance, these fledglings are rarely in trouble. They are simply awaiting the return of their parents, who have … Continue reading

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Growing a Wildlife Garden

In order to encourage birds and other wildlife to visit your garden, why not try leaving a small section of it to nature and also supply some wild bird food? Here are some ideas. Teasel Goldfinches love teasel. Identified by … Continue reading

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What to Avoid When Feeding Wild Birds

Leaving food out for birds is very important, especially during cold weather when natural supplies are low. Birds will benefit from a selection of wild bird food, seeds, peanuts, bird cakes and live food. But what should be avoided? Polyunsaturated … Continue reading

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