Birds have been connected with Halloween folklore for as long as we can remember. The reason is that many cultures (ancient and modern) view certain types of birds as dark and devilish.
The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a medium-sized bird. It's one of two black and white woodpeckers that is resident in Britain. Learn more..
We all know what to feed our garden birds, don’t we? Read on to find out what you shouldn't be feeding the birds.
The common Linnet (Linaria cannabina) is a small passerine bird and a member of the finch family. It is a slim bird with a long tail. Its upper parts are brown, throat is a sullied white and its bill is grey. In the summer the male has a grey nape, red head-patch and red breast.
A recent UK-wide survey by the British Trust for Ornithology has revealed that Goldfinches are now being seen in record numbers in our gardens.