Bird Of The Week

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

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

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 benefit for birds visiting and staying …

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Everything you need to know about: Niger Seed

July 7, 2015

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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