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Feeding Garden Birds in Autumn

November 18, 2020

After the quieter period of late summer and early autumn, it starts to get busier in the bird garden! For avid birdwatchers autumn can be an exciting time of the year. The last summer visitors are still departing while the first winter immigrants arrive, the combination of so many migrant and resident birds offers great potential for surprises in the garden. Many birds are still …

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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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Successes and failures of British Birds

December 5, 2018

Recently the population of our much loved British birds have undergone a review by the British Trust of Ornithology (BTO). The latest BirdTrends report; which spanned the full length of the UK, looked at various habitats in wetlands, farmlands and waterways including marine and costal areas, comparing the health of 26 bird species between the 1970s to the present day. The report detected a dramatic …

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Fat’s the Way To Do It – Feeding Garden Birds This Winter!

October 1, 2018
Migrating Barnacle Geese in Flight

We all love our garden birds they look amazing and are always entertaining but there’s also so much more going on under the feathers that makes them doubly amazing and helps us understand why feeding certain foods is so important to help some of our favourites! Birds, like people, are warm-blooded but they have a higher metabolism which means they process food and oxygen much …

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Out with Summer Visitors and looking out for Winter Arrivals

September 11, 2018
Migrating Barnacle Geese in Flight

Officially autumn, September is a month of change for birds in our gardens. With their annual moult completed most are looking brand new and fresh in the feathers that will carry them through the winter ahead. Most of our summer-visiting birds are on the move this month as they begin to think about heading south. Migration isn’t just something that happens on Springwatch, it’s a …

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No grow, no waste, no compromise – the perfect summer seed mix!

June 27, 2018

At this time of year, everything in the garden seems to go into fast-forward – fledglings are bulking up and testing the limits of their new flying skills, there are bugs, bees and minibeasts of all shapes and sizes and plants are shooting up inches every day (or so it seems!). The reality is that this is what summer is all about – warmth, sunshine …

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National Insect Week – 5 Benefits of Bugs

June 22, 2018

Did you know…. It’s National Insect Week! The creepiest, crawliest time of year (well, maybe aside from Halloween!) Here at Garden Wildlife Direct, we love ALL wildlife, so naturally we don’t want to leave anyone out. The little guys matter too: the bees, bugs, beetles, butterflies, ladybirds, centipedes, spiders and worms are all important for a beautiful and healthy garden. So, let’s celebrate insect week …

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