Why Do We Associate Robins With Christmas?  The Legends of our Christmas Robin!

December 10, 2019

Have you ever wondered why red robins are associated with Christmas?  Read on to find out why! Back in the times of Victorian Britain, postmen were nicknamed “robins” because of their red-breasted coloured uniforms.  From there, the robin on the Christmas card came to represent the postman who delivered the card.  But it isn’t quite as simple as that, as there are links that pre-date …

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5 Simple Tips To Help Save Our Hedgehogs

November 19, 2019

It’s a little-known fact that the UK’s Hedgehog population is in rapid decline, with our domestic garden areas now caring for the majority of our remaining prickly friends. In fact, Hedgehogs have seen a 50% decline since the year 2000!  That’s a staggering figure which we all need to do our part to turn around.  You can help by giving them an opportunity to survive …

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Spooktacular Halloween Quiz

October 30, 2019

UPDATE: Competition CLOSED.   Congratulations to the following, you’ve each won £50 in reward points!  An email is winging its way over to you, so please keep a look out for it!  The winners are (in no particular order): Jill Haley Nigel Scarth Brenda Southwell   —– Original Article Below You can still complete the quiz if you’d like, but you won’t be entered into …

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Bird Song Quiz – Give Us Your Top Three Bird Related Songs

October 23, 2019

UPDATE 30th October – Competition now closed. Thank you to everyone that submitted songs, we’ve been through them and picked our favourite entries.  Congratulations to the following people, we’ll be in touch shortly to arrange your prize: Janet Fay Nightingale by Nora Jones Albatross by Fleetwood Mac Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann Miranda Griffin Night Owl by Carly Simon A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square …

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6 Top Tips To Help You Care For Wild Birds This Autumn

October 16, 2019

Autumn is one of the best times to observe many forms of wildlife.  At this time of year, it’s common to see the Brambling, Redwing, Waxwing, Fieldfare, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Siskin, Spotted Woodpecker, Jay and more as they start to bulk up before Winter.  It’s important for them to find plentiful food sources at this time of year, in fact their very survival through the …

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Photo Competition Winners

September 11, 2019

Thank you to everyone that voted in our August 2019 Photo Competition! We had a fantastic turnout with just over 400 photos from our customers. It’s been tricky to pick the winners, but we’ve just about managed it. Read on to see the winners and what they’ve won!   1st Place Photographer: David Howse Prize: £100 in Reward Points Bird: Nuthatch  

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Bird Identification Quiz

August 22, 2019

Why don’t you test your knowledge in our bird identification quiz. We’ve increased the difficulty a little on the last competition, so have a go and good luck! Up for grabs this month is a 12.55kg bag of Premium Sunflower Hearts.  To enter, simply scroll down to our quiz, fill in your details and answer the questions before midnight on Tuesday the 27th August 2019.  …

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Summer Feeding Guide

July 24, 2019

Your garden bird will definitely appreciate being fed in the Winter months, but what about Summer? You might be surprised to hear that it’s important to keep feeding birds throughout the year. This helps them out by giving them a place to feed in the event of food shortages or changes to the landscape around you. Feeding wild birds in our gardens is an enjoyable …

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Niger Seed: What You Need To Know

June 14, 2019

What is Niger Seed? Niger seed (often called Nyger Seed or Nyjer Seed) comes from an African yellow daisy. It is rich in oil content and highly nutritious. It’s perfect for treating the small birds in your area – particularly goldfinches. You might also see Niger Seed referred to as ‘Thistle Seed’, but they’re actually two different seeds. The general belief is that this misconception …

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Hedgehog Awareness Week

May 2, 2019

This week we’re celebrating Hedgehog Awareness Week, with the focus this year being on Hedgehog habitats and what you can do to help nearby hedgehogs.   Why Are Habitats a Problem? As we build more and more houses and use up suitable land, we also eat into the hedgehog’s habitat.  Whilst this isn’t too much of a problem when you think of what might be …

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