November 2015

Everything you need to know about garden bird seed

November 20, 2015

Wild bird seed is an extremely popular type of food for garden birds; in fact, one of the most popular, which is reflected in the choice and diversity of straight and mixes available to buy. In fact, birds love to eat seeds so much it’s almost a singular staple diet. So what kinds of seeds can you buy to help your garden birds in the …

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Everything you need to know about wild bird peanuts

November 20, 2015

Peanuts are hugely popular with a very wide variety of bird species that visit our gardens across the UK. They are a completely natural and healthy food, and contain essential minerals and nutrients that enhance survival prospects for birds in all forms of environmental conditions. So, we’ve put together this ‘complete guide’ to peanuts so you know exactly what you’re buying and feeding your precious …

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The Mystery Bird Quiz

November 18, 2015
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To enter the quiz, answer all ten questions; only one entry per person. The quiz closes at midnight on Thursday 19th November. The winner will be selected based on the most points, not percentage achieved. If more than one person equals first place, we will have a random prize draw using the fabulous Random Tea Maker. Entrants must reside within UK mainland. Good luck! Please …

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All about ground feeding birds – some tips

November 16, 2015
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EVERYONE HAS SEEN BIRDS feeding from bird feeders hanging from trees, as well as bird tables filled with seed, but what about feeders for birds that primarily forage for food from the ground? See all our ground feeders Song thrushes, wrens, chaffinches, dunnocks, blackbirds, house sparrows and robins are such birds that mostly scour for insects and other forms of sustenance from soil. Providing feed …

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BBC Autumnwatch – bird feeder experiment

November 6, 2015

The content below is not original to Garden Wildlife Direct. The original source can be found here on the BBC website. This week, we’ve been running live cameras on a bird feeder to find out what the local birds most like to fill up on. First experiment We put out an even percentage of sunflower seeds, oat grain and barley grain to appeal to the local farmland birds. We then …

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The robin: why is it crowned as the most ‘British’ garden bird?

November 5, 2015
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OF THE MANY KINDS OF SWEET SOUNDING GARDEN BIRDS in a typical British garden, the robin arguably takes a special place in the hearts of British people due to its affectionate disposition towards humans as well as its presence throughout the year. We have seen robins made into icons and mascots, the most significant of which is for Christmas, the biggest festive season in Britain. …

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BBC Autumn Watch 2015 – Highlights

November 4, 2015

BBC’s autumn watch was back at the start of this week, packed with intriguing insight into British wildlife in Autumn 2015. Over the coming week we will be bringing you the highlights of autumn watch and all the best advise for your garden visitors. This year Autumn watch is live from The Wildfowl & Wetland trust (WWT) in Caerlaverock. It has the largest salt marsh landscape …

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