Haith's Wildlife Blog
Robins are undoubtedly one of the UK’s favourite birds and with its bright red breast it is familiar to us throughout the year – not just at Christmas.
'Little brown birds' are what many people still call sparrows. But they are so much more than that.
Pigeons and doves all belong to the same family of birds, the Columbidae family. They share many particular features, such as rotund bodies, short scaly legs, and tapered wings. All pigeons and doves that belong to this family share the same 'cooing' call.
Cheaper bird food mixes often contain large quantities of low-energy fillers such as wheat and milo. It's certainly worth spending a little more to avoid these cheaper fillers. Another way to avoid them is to experiment by feeding 'straight' seeds.
Britain's finches are distinctive birds full of endearing character. From the beautiful Bullfinch to the gorgeous Greenfinch, they're all familiar faces at the bird feeder.