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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We Have a Winner! See The Results of Our Photo Contest

March 28, 2019

Actually we have THREE winners!  Since we had such a good response with over 250 photos submitted, we added a second and third prize and upped the prize for first place. Since our judges struggled to narrow it down past 20 entries, we opened up the voting to everyone via our blog.  Over 150 responses later and we have a winner! 2nd Place Aubrey Bass

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Time To Vote! Help Us Pick a Winner In Our Photo Contest

March 21, 2019

UPDATE 27th March: Thank you to everyone that has voted, the competition is now closed.  View the winners here. – – – – – – – – – – – We’ve been blown away by the response to our latest photo competition!  We had over 250 entries, which our judges struggled to narrow down.  After several hours, we finally managed to get them to narrow …

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Cats are the biggest killer of British birds

March 5, 2019

We’re all aware that pet cats kill our much loved garden birds. We read many customer comments about how upsetting it is to find that neighbouring cats are killing birds visiting their garden. Cats are highly skilled predators and outdoor cats living near or adjacent to natural areas are likely to prey on many of our local wildlife. Reports show that cats kill an extraordinarily …

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Successes and failures of British Birds

December 5, 2018

Recently the population of our much loved British birds have undergone a review by the British Trust of Ornithology (BTO). The latest BirdTrends report; which spanned the full length of the UK, looked at various habitats in wetlands, farmlands and waterways including marine and costal areas, comparing the health of 26 bird species between the 1970s to the present day. The report detected a dramatic …

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