How To Encourage Birds Into Your Garden 

June 11, 2022
two birds in a garden

A garden full of the sound of bird song is many homeowners’ dream, but that dream doesn’t always become reality. Sometimes, no matter how you try, you may find that your garden remains void of an array of feathered friends to bring your property to life. Creating a safe space for birds is vital for them to visit (and hopefully stay!) in your garden for …

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Can You Spot the Birds In These Garden Scenes?

May 20, 2022
Bird Brainteaser

Many of us look forward to seeing birds in our gardens. They bring activity, colour, and beauty to our urban atmospheres, and are incredibly beneficial to the ecosystem. To get you ready for the most active season for bird activity, we have a fun little brainteaser for the most eagle-eyed of birdwatchers out there. Below are five different garden scenes, and hidden in each one …

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How To Attract Birds to A Nest Box

May 13, 2022
how to attract birds to a nest box

If you’re looking to attract birds to your backyard, installing a nest box is the way to go. Nest boxes provide birds with a safe place to raise their young, and they can also be a great source of entertainment for bird enthusiasts. In this blog post, we will discuss how to attract birds to a nest box. We’ll cover everything from choosing the right …

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What Do Baby Birds Eat?

May 10, 2022
what do baby birds eat

Are you wondering what baby birds eat? Wonder no more! In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of food that baby birds can eat and provide tips on how to feed them properly. So, what do baby birds eat? They tend to eat the same food their parents eat. That typically includes things like insects, seeds, and earthworms. When a bird parent …

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The UK’s Best Bird Watching Spots

April 11, 2022
UKs best bird watching spots

The UK is home to some 574 species of birds. They are attracted to our diverse habitats and are a spectacle to behold all year round. If you’re a beginner at bird watching, you might not know where to start. If this is the case, or you’re just interested in finding a new spot to admire birds, we’ve put together a list of the top …

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Spot The Bird Song Brainteaser

March 21, 2022
robin on branch

Have you ever noticed how many bird-related songs there are? Birds are an international symbol of freedom, new life and hope, so it’s only natural that they have been a source of inspiration for musicians across the years. According to Wikipedia, there are over 74 popular songs that are specifically about birds. At Garden Wildlife Direct, we consider ourselves to be bird lovers. We thought …

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Sparrowhawks: Everything You Need To Know

March 21, 2022
a sparrowhawk in water

The sparrowhawk is a truly beautiful bird, and many gardeners would delight at the sight of their mottled wings flapping around their gardens. However, as intriguing as they can be, sparrowhawks are one of Britain’s most common birds of prey, and this can spell trouble for other animals and smaller birds that you have grown accustomed to seeing in your garden. Knowing what a sparrowhawk …

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Sunflower Seed Feeding Guide

March 19, 2022
an american goldfinch at a bird feeder, an example of which birds will eat sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds have a lot of benefits to offer for birds, so let’s take a closer look at the different types of sunflower seeds that are available, and why they are excellent food sources for your garden birds. View our range of sunflower hearts and seeds   Which Birds Eat Sunflower Seeds? Sunflower seeds are a popular food source for all garden birds, and their …

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How To Help Hedgehogs

March 19, 2022

In 2020, hedgehogs were officially classified as vulnerable to extinction in the UK [i], since numbers have been falling drastically since 2000. This is because the urbanisation of our countryside and the increase in intensive farming has led to the loss of essential habitats, food sources and nesting areas for one of our favourite wildlife mammals. Luckily, our gardens can play a massive part in turning …

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