Haith's Wildlife Blog
It’s often an assumption that birds only need our help during the winter months but this certainly isn’t the case. Wild birds need our help throughout each and every season - come rain or shine (or snow such as in recent months!).
A wildlife-friendly garden is a great way to support nature and bring more life to your garden. A question we get asked regularly here at the Haith's bird food centre is, ‘What bird food attracts the most birds?’
Nuthatches (Sitta europaea) are a small passerine bird belonging to the family Sittidae. They have blue-grey upperparts and a long black stripe through the eye. The underparts are pale reddish-brown. They are active, robust, short-tailed birds that creep down the trunks and branches of trees head first.
When we feed wild birds we have a responsibility to practice good hygiene and reduce the chances of cross-contamination. Thankfully, there are four easy steps you can take to do this.
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) issues guidelines for disease prevention at bird feeders and recommends bird food is purchased from accredited resources - it's a good job Haith's is leading the way in quality control of bird diets.