To Oblivion and Beyond

June 12, 2020

From June parent birds will encourage chicks to leave the safety of the nest, giving them a crash course in flying which normally happens early morning, this harrowing experience for both young and adult birds is a twofold test of survival as predators will be watching in anticipation. Young birds are highly attractive to many creatures such as the Sparrowhawk that rely on a constant …

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Children’s Colouring Competition

April 29, 2020

UPDATE – We have our winners! Congratulations to Chloe Cox (Age 8), Faith Mary Watkins (Age 8), Edward George Fearnley (Age 6)! We’ll be in touch shortly with your parents to arrange your prize.    ——- Competition has now ended. We have created a drawing inspired by wildlife – representing bird activity in UK gardens. To colour it in, children can use any technique they …

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Birdword Crossword Puzzle

April 7, 2020

We have a winner! Congratulations to Karen Harris, you’ve won yourself a bird feeding station.  We’ll be in touch shortly via email to arrange your prize. We’ll have more competitions coming soon too.  Keep an eye on our Competitions and Quizzes page for more. You can still have a go at this crossword, but the competition is now closed. This week we’ve got something a …

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Why Do We Associate Robins With Christmas?  The Legends of our Christmas Robin!

December 10, 2019

Have you ever wondered why red robins are associated with Christmas?  Read on to find out why! Back in the times of Victorian Britain, postmen were nicknamed “robins” because of their red-breasted coloured uniforms.  From there, the robin on the Christmas card came to represent the postman who delivered the card.  But it isn’t quite as simple as that, as there are links that pre-date …

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5 Simple Tips To Help Save Our Hedgehogs

November 19, 2019

It’s a little-known fact that the UK’s Hedgehog population is in rapid decline, with our domestic garden areas now caring for the majority of our remaining prickly friends. In fact, Hedgehogs have seen a 50% decline since the year 2000!  That’s a staggering figure which we all need to do our part to turn around.  You can help by giving them an opportunity to survive …

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Spooktacular Halloween Quiz

October 30, 2019

UPDATE: Competition CLOSED.   Congratulations to the following, you’ve each won £50 in reward points!  An email is winging its way over to you, so please keep a look out for it!  The winners are (in no particular order): Jill Haley Nigel Scarth Brenda Southwell   —– Original Article Below You can still complete the quiz if you’d like, but you won’t be entered into …

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Bird Song Quiz – Give Us Your Top Three Bird Related Songs

October 23, 2019

UPDATE 30th October – Competition now closed. Thank you to everyone that submitted songs, we’ve been through them and picked our favourite entries.  Congratulations to the following people, we’ll be in touch shortly to arrange your prize: Janet Fay Nightingale by Nora Jones Albatross by Fleetwood Mac Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann Miranda Griffin Night Owl by Carly Simon A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square …

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6 Top Tips To Help You Care For Wild Birds This Autumn

October 16, 2019

Autumn is one of the best times to observe many forms of wildlife.  At this time of year, it’s common to see the Brambling, Redwing, Waxwing, Fieldfare, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Siskin, Spotted Woodpecker, Jay and more as they start to bulk up before Winter.  It’s important for them to find plentiful food sources at this time of year, in fact their very survival through the …

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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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