Bird Facts

Do Robins Recognise Humans?

July 1, 2022
a robin looking at humans

Do you ever step outside and feel like somebody’s watching you? If you have robins nesting in your area, chances are these affectionate and chirpy little birds are watching you. And, when you’re under their gaze daily, it’s easy to wonder, ‘do robins recognise humans?’ While it is not inconceivable to believe that local birds will notice humans as they go about their day, some experts believe …

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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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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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The Fastest Birds in The World

February 21, 2022

Birds can fly at impressive speeds – but some are much faster than others. The Garden Wildlife Direct team have explored which birds are the fastest in the world. Fastest Birds The fastest birds in the world are: Peregrine Falcon – 247mph Golden Eagle – 200mph Saker Falcon – 199mph Both the Golden Eagle and the Peregrine Falcon are faster than the world’s fastest rollercoaster …

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How to scare away pigeons but not other birds

January 14, 2022
How to scare away pigeons

Feeding and caring for garden birds is vital for conserving species and helping our environment thrive all year round. However, one species that most gardeners could happily do without is pigeons. Considered a pest species, pigeons are potentially damaging birds that can cause serious trouble in a garden. It’s only natural to want to deter them. However, sometimes, in an effort to rid your garden …

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What to feed ducks

January 12, 2022
what to feed ducks

Feeding ducks and other waterfowl is a great activity for all the family. It allows children to get closer to nature and nurture a lifelong love of animals, and adults to sit back and enjoy the relaxing activity. However, what to feed ducks has caused some controversy over recent years. With ducks in Leicester dying after being fed rotten bread[i] and so many conflicting opinions …

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All About The Robin

March 9, 2021

The Nation’s Favourite  During the 1960s Britain adopted the robin as its favourite bird, although it was never officially confirmed. In 2015 there was another survey to find Britain’s favourite national bird, with the robin once again taking 1st place. This incentivised organisers to request the government officially recognise the robin as Britain’s national bird.  

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