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Four Species of Bird You Might Spot in Your Garden

The Magpie Despite their undeniable beauty, magpies tend to be rather unpopular among bird enthusiasts. The main reason for this is the fact that they are responsible for killing many small animals and songbirds. One of the most easily recognisable … Continue reading

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Identifying Birds

Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish one species of bird from another. However, there are some specific features to look out for which can help with identification. Size Comparing the size of a bird with others that you can … Continue reading

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Roof Nest Boxes

Building a new house or adding an extension to your home could allow you to incorporate a nest box as part of the design. Starlings, house sparrows and swifts will all benefit. Providing a nest box is a good way … Continue reading

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Providing Suitable Nesting Material for Garden Birds

The season and the availability of material will probably determine what sort of nesting material you can provide for the wild birds living in and around your garden. There is no need to go out of your way to find … Continue reading

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Nest Box Cameras

Nest box cameras provide unprecedented access to the secret world of nesting birds, capturing breathtaking images from inside the nest itself of hatching, nesting and birds enjoying the wild bird seed put out for them. However, a good many bird … Continue reading

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Which Nest Box is Best?

With different birds attracted not only to the wild bird food put down for them, but also to nest boxes of various sizes and shapes, enticing birds to nest in your garden needn?t be a difficult affair. So which birds … Continue reading

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Essentials for Your Nest Box

Whether your nest box has been lovingly handcrafted or bought from a WildBirdDirect, following a few simple tips when positioning and maintaining it will ensure it lasts well into the future. Where to Site Your Nest Box It is important … Continue reading

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Providing Nesting Boxes for Garden Birds

Nest boxes are a great alternative to natural nesting sites such as holes in mature trees. Hole-nesting birds often struggle to locate suitable places to nest, especially in towns and cities. So if you are putting wild bird food out … Continue reading

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Barn Owl Nest Boxes

For people wanting to attract barn owls to nest, it?s worth remembering that although you will obviously not have to worry about putting out wild bird seed, barn owls will require a unique set of requirements to be met if … Continue reading

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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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