Bird Of The Week

BBC Winterwatch 2017

January 16, 2017
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BBC Winterwatch 2017 BBC Winterwatch returns to the home of Autumnwatch at the RSPB Arne Nature Reserve in Dorset. The show will return on Monday 23rd January 2017, for the traditional four episodes. It will be broadcasted on BBC Two hosted by the usual presenters and English naturalists, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games. RSPB Arne Nature Reserve, Dorset The home of Autumnwatch and …

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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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Feed your hedgehogs before they hibernate

October 8, 2015
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A few weeks from now, our fine spiked friends will go into hibernation. It is no menial affair that these hedgehogs must put on as much fat as possible; otherwise they risk dying in their sleep. And this, for such as beloved creature, one that resonates with symbolic pleasure as it gives us a glimpse of true rambling nature in our gardens, is simply unacceptable. …

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Funny Wildlife Stories: And The Winner Is…

October 2, 2015

Over the last two weeks we have been swamped with hilarious wildlife stories from you all, and here at Garden Wildlife Direct HQ we have certainly been amused by all your tales of the wonderful wildlife around you. Thank you to everybody that took the time to leave us your stories, we have worked through all of your entries and most regretfully there can only …

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While some go, some stay

September 18, 2015
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When once we heard the flurry of beautiful birdsong over the breeding and fledgling months, the approach to autumn is somewhat a barren affair, with hardly a melody to be heard. You may even ask yourselves why it is that that all goes quiet. Well, the answer is twofold. Firstly, many of our summer visitors pack their bags and say cheerio to the winter, which …

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Winner Announced for the Bird Bonus Quiz

August 28, 2015

  Wow, we never expected so many entries this time around. We’d like to say a big thank you to all those who entered the Bird Bonus Quiz. It was fun, and due to the large number of top marks, we’ve had to sift through randomly and apply our results to the mighty Random Tea Generator. Therefore, the teaspoon has decided that Steve Miller is …

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Choosing the right nestbox for your garden birds

August 13, 2015
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Should I buy a nest box? This is an interesting question. Using a nest box can be a very rewarding experience, especially considering there are many locations around Britain with a lack of suitable vegetation for nesting. It’s typically common for certain species of bird to nest in holes and crevices of trees, and when these aren’t readily available, using a nestbox can be of …

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Everything you need to know about: Niger Seed

July 7, 2015
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Nyger seed, or ‘nyjer’, niger’, as well as other variants, as you are probably aware, does not have a standard spelling format. Or, at least, there’s no universal agreement on how this enigmatic and linguistically unique word ought to be standardised. The best effort, so far as we know, was attempted by the Wild Bird Trading Industry in the USA, whose leading members took it …

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