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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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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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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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The Fastest Birds in The World

February 21, 2022
eagle

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 Create The Perfect Wildlife Garden Design

February 18, 2022
a pretty wildlife garden design

Our back gardens are the perfect spot for wildlife to make their home. All it takes is a little encouragement, and your garden can become a favourite destination for a wide variety of visitors! Wildlife garden design doesn’t have to be difficult, and once you’ve established your garden, it will all be worth it. Here are our tips on creating the perfect wildlife garden to …

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Species Extinction – The State of Our Wildlife

January 14, 2022

The earth, our ecosystem and our wildlife are extremely fragile. With numerous reports being published discussing the ‘code red’ status of our environment, it’s important that we all remain aware of our impact on the planet, and in particular, what our presence does to the numerous species which inhabit our planet. More than 99% of the 4 billion species that evolved on our planet are …

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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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Attracting Autumn birds to your garden

August 26, 2021

Autumn brings all sorts of changes to your garden, and with it comes a whole bunch of different wildlife visitors, particularly bird species. Garden birds benefit from feeding all year round, but the colder months are a time of vulnerability for them, and therefore it is the perfect opportunity for providing supplementary food.Of course, with many of this season’s visitors migrating from Northern Europe, and …

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