Haith's Wildlife Blog
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.
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The Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) is similar in size and shape to the Chaffinch. It is recognised by its russet-coloured upper-breast and white rump, the male having a black head with the female's being mottled black and brown. Their backs are dark brown and they have white wing-bars.
Throughout the cold winter months, we all know to feed our garden birds high-quality bird food such as sunflower hearts, peanuts, and suet. However, we have listed below seven common household foods that are bad for birds.
The Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) is a small brown bird with a coppery tail with uniform brown plumage and a large dark eye. It is a summer resident mainly in the east and south of England. Nightingales are a little bigger and more slender than a Robin; the rich russet colour of the tail is often the only noticeable feature of the creeping adult.