Haith's Wildlife Blog
Haith's calls for more clarity from BTO in this week's Cage & Aviary Birds - May 16 2018.
Garden birds, just like humans, like a good homemade meal. Many garden birdwatchers make mouth-watering tasty treats for birds that visit their garden. So, how do you make homemade bird foo
The Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) is a very small passerine bird; they are a dull greyish-green bird with a pale belly and a black and yellow stripe on their heads, which has an orange centre on males. Their thin beak is ideally suited for picking insects out from between pine needles.
After a five year study of population data called The State of the World’s Birds, a biodiversity crisis has been revealed due to the expansion and intensification of agriculture. The study concludes that once widespread birds such as the turtle dove, puffins and snowy owl are plummeting towards extinction.
A local primary school, Humberston Cloverfields Academy, contacted Haith’s to tell us about their exciting plans to build bird feeders, bird houses and to create new habitats to attract more birds.
Going to a pond and throwing pieces of bread to the ducks and geese is very enjoyable for many people and children, but it is not such a good idea for the birds themselves. Too much bread is bad for garden birds as it contains too much salt and little to no protein and therefore has poor nutritional value.