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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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House Martins

A few lucky people will already have house martins nesting on their houses. For those who don’t, there are ways to attract them. In order to successfully breed, house martins need a number of things, including a good nest location, … Continue reading

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Taking Up Bird Watching

Many people enjoy leaving wild bird food out and then watching to see which birds pay a visit to their garden. The next step for some is to become a more serious bird watcher, perhaps even recording the different species … Continue reading

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Wild Birds and Trichomonosis

Trichomonosis first became apparent in 2005. The condition mostly affects finches but can also be caught by house sparrows. Research suggests that, when affected, the population of a particular species can be affected adversely. Trichomonosis does not pose a threat … Continue reading

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Bird Watching

Bird watching is a fun and exciting past time. Everyone, regardless of age or their knowledge of birds, can enjoy it. Bird watching can take place from the comfort of your home or further afield. Either way, it is extremely … Continue reading

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Looking After the Wildlife in Your Garden

Most people think of gardening as an activity that has a positive impact on the environment. However, although planting is beneficial, many common gardening practices are actually harmful for wildlife and the environment. Consider incorporating some of the following wildlife … Continue reading

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Feeding Birds

As well as putting up a nest box, many bird-lovers take steps to enhance the diet of birds that visit their garden in the winter by leaving out wild bird seed. In harsh weather, this can not only be a … Continue reading

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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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