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Where to position a nest box

January 24, 2018

There are many considerations when deciding where to position a nest box. These include; practicalities, the types of birds you’d like to attract and avoiding predators. 5 tops tips to consider when positioning a nest box Avoiding direct sunlight and wind – we want to welcome birds into our gardens and into nest boxes, so avoiding direct sunlight and wind will make the nest box …

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How to create a garden space for your birds

January 16, 2018

With ongoing land development and subsequent loss of habitat and food sources for birds and other wildlife, some bird species have become extinct. Although we cannot stop this, what we can do is support wild bird populations by offering them a retreat in our gardens at home. Whether you work individually or as a community, creating garden space for birds will benefit all different types …

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What to feed your birds this winter?

January 9, 2018

It’s important to feed birds all year round; however, with the cold winter weather and lack of food available in their natural environment, it means making time to feed your birds in the winter should definitely be a priority for bird lovers. Below you will find some inspirational bird food information, highlighting what to feed birds, particularly at dusk and dawn, during the cold season …

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Attracting Autumn birds to your garden

October 24, 2017

Autumn brings all sorts of changes to your garden, and with it comes a whole bunch of different wildlife visitors, particularly bird species. Garden birds benefit from feeding all year round, but the colder months are a time of vulnerability for them, and therefore it is the perfect opportunity for providing supplementary food. Of course, with many of this season’s visitors migrating from Northern Europe, …

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BBC Autumnwatch 2017

October 13, 2017

BBC Autumnwatch returns this year to its Springwatch home in the National Trust Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire. For the first time, presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games will return to the Cotswold countryside to host the Autumn wildlife television programme at the end of October. The four day series is one of the UK’s largest live outdoor broadcasts bringing viewers the best …

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Best Bird Pun Competition

January 25, 2017

Welcome to the Best Bird Pun competition. Give us your best bird pun, it can be anything related with birds: a few examples: Owl by myself, toucan play that game and hawkward. Simply write your best bird pun in the comments section, along with your name and email address, which will not displayed publicly, to be in the chance of winning 25kg No grow/No waste/No …

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BBC Winterwatch 2017

January 16, 2017

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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BBC Autumnwatch 2016

October 11, 2016

BBC Autumnwatch BBC Autumnwatch returns this year at the RSPB Arne Nature Reserve in Dorset, where they will host the wildlife television programme starting on the 24th October 2016. Hosted by presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games, celebrating its 10th anniversary, Autumnwatch has returned to our screens after the succession of the previous episodes. One of the UK’s largest live outdoor broadcasts will …

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Bad harvest. Why not try an alternative to peanuts?

September 6, 2016

As you may be aware, there is a global shortage of peanuts due to an unfortunate bad harvest this year, which has affected the supply of this key commodity. Along with an increased demand for peanuts, there has been an inevitable rise in prices, which have increased across all our peanut products, including premium and peanut splits varieties. Despite the increase in prices, Garden Wildlife …

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Monogamy in garden birds

February 4, 2016

IT IS COMMONLY THOUGHT THAT BIRDS are completely monogamous to their partners, but recent findings demonstrate that this is only true genetically 15% of the time. So which birds are really staying true, and which ones are cheekily playing the field? Is it true monogamy, or just for the first year? After all, we’ve all felt that 7 year itch, right?! In time for Valentine’s …

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