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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Children’s Colouring Competition

April 29, 2020

UPDATE – We have our winners! Congratulations to Chloe Cox (Age 8), Faith Mary Watkins (Age 8), Edward George Fearnley (Age 6)! We’ll be in touch shortly with your parents to arrange your prize.    ——- Competition has now ended. We have created a drawing inspired by wildlife – representing bird activity in UK gardens. To colour it in, children can use any technique they …

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Birdword Crossword Puzzle

April 7, 2020

We have a winner! Congratulations to Karen Harris, you’ve won yourself a bird feeding station.  We’ll be in touch shortly via email to arrange your prize. We’ll have more competitions coming soon too.  Keep an eye on our Competitions and Quizzes page for more. You can still have a go at this crossword, but the competition is now closed. This week we’ve got something a …

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Why Do We Associate Robins With Christmas?  The Legends of our Christmas Robin!

December 10, 2019

Have you ever wondered why red robins are associated with Christmas?  Read on to find out why! Back in the times of Victorian Britain, postmen were nicknamed “robins” because of their red-breasted coloured uniforms.  From there, the robin on the Christmas card came to represent the postman who delivered the card.  But it isn’t quite as simple as that, as there are links that pre-date …

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