Bird Food Blog
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A drop in temperature offers a fantastic opportunity for the garden bird enthusiast; it’s a great time of year to watch nature develop in your own back garden; it’s a chance to see Blackbirds, House Sparrows, Greenfinches and Blue Tits and one of our all-time favourites, the Robin.
The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a member of the sparrow family Passeridae. The plumage is mostly different shades of grey and brown, the male has a brown back with black streaks and a grey crown and the female is a bit paler with a brown back.
The Dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine bird and - at first glance - it can look very dull, but it can be quite attractive when seen up close. It has a light and dark streaky brown back and underside, greyish head and breast and a fine black bill.
A recent study* by UK scientist, Dr Lewis Halsey has discovered how birds keep their weight down even after overeating.
Upon reading articles online suggesting that peanuts and sunflower hearts could lead to metabolic bone disease (MBD), and that dried fruit may lead to tooth decay, we immediately contacted our Veterinary Advisor to seek clarification.