Haith's Wildlife Blog
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Pigeons and doves all belong to the same family of birds, the Columbidae family. They share many particular features, such as rotund bodies, short scaly legs, and tapered wings. All pigeons and doves that belong to this family share the same 'cooing' call.
The Wren (Troglodytes Troglodytes) is a small dumpy bird that is warm brown in colour with lighter shades of brown and cream, its wings are small and roundish and the tail is short and narrow which is sometimes cocked up vertically.
I challenged my two boys to take a few photos on Sunday to see if they could capture nature and its surroundings during a family stroll into town.
Cheaper bird food mixes often contain large quantities of low-energy fillers such as wheat and milo. It's certainly worth spending a little more to avoid these cheaper fillers. Another way to avoid them is to experiment by feeding 'straight' seeds.
In this week's Wildlife Adventures with an iPhone, I'd like to show you what's happened to that buddleia bush in my garden.