How to Clean a Bird Feeder in 5 Simple Steps

June 28, 2021

Bacteria can quickly build up in dirty birdfeeders which not only deters our feathered friends from feeding, but can also be harmful to them. Dirty birdfeeders can spread diseases such as Salmonella and Trichomoniasis which can be fatal to our feathered friends. To ensure this doesn’t happen it’s important to keep your feeders clean. This guide will take you through how to step by step.

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Our Journey to Becoming Eco-Friendly

June 18, 2021

Plastic or Paper? We are all aware of the importance of being environmentally conscious and trying to reduce our use of plastic due to the resources required to produce these materials and the length of time for them to breakdown. Here at Garden Wildlife Direct, we are passionate about actively working towards reducing plastic pollution. To do this, we are consistently cutting down on plastic …

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Everything You Need To Know About Wild Bird Peanuts

April 20, 2021

Peanuts are hugely popular with a very wide variety of bird species that visit our gardens across the UK. They are a completely natural and healthy food, and contain essential minerals and nutrients that enhance survival prospects for birds in all forms of environmental conditions. So, we’ve put together this ‘complete guide’ to peanuts so you know exactly what you’re buying and feeding your precious …

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5 Simple Tips To Help Save Our Hedgehogs

April 19, 2021

It’s a sad fact that the UK’s Hedgehog population is in rapid decline. Our domestic garden areas are now caring for the majority of our remaining prickly friends. In fact, Hedgehogs have seen a 50% decline since the year 2000!  That’s a staggering figure which we all need to do our part to turn around.  You can help by giving them an opportunity to survive …

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All About The Robin

March 9, 2021

The Nation’s Favourite  During the 1960s Britain adopted the robin as its favourite bird, although it was never officially confirmed. In 2015 there was another survey to find Britain’s favourite national bird, with the robin once again taking 1st place. This incentivised organisers to request the government officially recognise the robin as Britain’s national bird.  

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Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)

February 24, 2021

Scientific name: Streptopelia turtur Family: Pigeons and doves (Columbidae) Wingspan: 49 – 55cm (19 1/2 – 22″) Diet: Seeds form a large part of the turtle dove’s diet Feed with: turtle dove love to feed on seed. We recommend niger seed. Habitat: Can be located in hedgerows, woodland and scattered bushes. The turtle dove’s habitat is mainly southern England. Lifespan: 2 Years THE TURTLES DOVE …

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Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

January 24, 2021

Scientific name: Streptopelia decaocto Family: pigeons and doves (Columbidae) Wingspan: 47 – 55cm (19 – 22″) Diet: Mainly seeds and grain Feed with: Small bird seed, increasingly more from handing feeders with trays. They will also feed on bread crumbs from bird tables. Habitat: Collared doves are common visitors to the British garden. They can also be spotted around town and village centres. Lifespan: 3 …

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House Martin (Delichon urbica)

January 24, 2021

Scientific name: Delichon urbica Family: swallows, martins, swifts and nightjars Wingspan: 25 – 29cm (10 – 12″) Diet: Mainly (flying) insects Habitat: House Martins are widespread and can be seen in the UK between April and September. They traditional enjoy feeding around wetlands, but can be found nesting under the eaves of houses and in and around towns and villages. Lifespan: 2 Years THE HOUSE …

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Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

January 24, 2021

Scientific name: Sturnus vulgaris Family: Starling (Sturnidae) Wingspan: 37 – 42cm (15 – 17″) Diet: Mainly insects and fruit Feed with: Fat balls, seed mixes and peanuts Habitat: Starlings are very abundant around the UK and can be found mainly in gardens, city centres, reed beds and plantations. Lifespan: 5 Years STARLINGS ARE highly recognisable and can be spotted in many gardens across the UK. …

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