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The Siskin

The Siskin

The Siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small passerine bird and is part of the finch family (Fringillidae). It is a lively little finch that has a distinctly forked tail and a long narrow bill.

Make a splash - invest in a bird bath

Make a splash - invest in a bird bath

Bird baths promote bird life and they’re the simplest of things to administer: just add…

Comment on British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) research

Comment on British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) research

The recent report by staff of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), "The composition of British bird communities is associated with long-term garden bird feeding", published in Nature Communications 10, 21 May 2019, provides evidence that providing supplementary diets to garden birds in Britain both supports and enhances the numbers of our native avifauna.

Bird food to attract woodpeckers

Bird food to attract woodpeckers

With two hundred species of woodpeckers worldwide it seems slightly unfair that here in the UK we only have three. However, the great spotted woodpecker has now become a common visitor to gardens all over the British Isles, with the exception of Ireland.

The Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)

The Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)

The Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) is a member of the woodpecker family (Picidae). It is one of three types of woodpecker and is the largest. They're very easy to spot...

The Starling

The Starling

The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is a medium-sized passerine and is typically 20cm (8in) in length, and is slightly smaller than a blackbird.

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