The Best Heron Deterrent for Ponds

October 1, 2022
a heron not deterred from a pond

Herons are magnificent birds, but they can cause issues for fish owners who have open outdoor ponds. Once a heron has found a spot for a quick, easy snack, it will continue visiting that spot repeatedly. It doesn’t help that they’re pretty stubborn by nature, so it isn’t easy to get them to stay away when they know there are fish that are ripe for …

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How Do Birds Fly?

September 9, 2022
a flying bird showing the answer to how do birds fly

You may not think of birds as one of the giant wonders of the world, but have you ever wondered just how do birds fly? Well, the answer may make you rethink your opinion on birds! The way birds fly is a marvel of evolution, involving perfectly developed features, interesting bone structure and a little help from gravity. So, if you’re questioning ‘how do birds …

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British Bird Egg Identification Chart

August 2, 2022
bird nest found in the bird egg identification chart

Finding bird eggs can be thrilling, whether in your garden or on a walk in the woods. However, it’s easy to get confused if you want to identify British bird eggs! Our birds’ eggs come in various sizes, shapes and colours, and if you’re determined to identify your latest find, you will need a bird egg identification chart. Fortunately, we have just the thing! To …

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All About the Red Kite (Milvus Milvus)

August 1, 2022
the face of a red kite bird

The magnificent Red Kite is a bird of prey that loss of habitat almost pushed to extinction in the UK. However, thanks to radical efforts to re-introduce them to England and Scotland, Red Kite numbers are in recovery, and there are currently 1800 breeding pairs residing in Britain[i]. If you want to learn more about the Red Kite, continue reading. Quick Facts Family – Accipitridae Diet …

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How To Keep Cats Out of Your Garden

July 1, 2022
a kitten in a flower bed

Of course, cats are one of our favourite pets. But, these popular pets can become a nuisance if you’re a gardener. From digging up flower beds to crushing plants, it’s easy to see why we can quickly lose our patience with unwanted feline visitors. But, learning how to prevent pests can save you a lot of work and trouble in the long run. Although cats may not …

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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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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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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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