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Britain's Top 10 most common garden birds

Britain's Top 10 most common garden birds

Half a million garden birders took part in this year’s annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch survey. The results are in, but they only tell half the story...

Bird food without wheat

Bird food without wheat

There’s no doubt about it, some birds just love wheat; pigeons, pheasants, jays, crows, and magpies are the kind of wild bird (the bigger birds) that will visit your garden if wheat is on offer and can empty a feeder faster than you can BBQ a sausage on a sunny day.

The Siskin

The Siskin

The Siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small passerine bird and is part of the finch family (Fringillidae). It is a lively little finch that has a distinctly forked tail and a long narrow bill.

Make a splash - invest in a bird bath

Make a splash - invest in a bird bath

Bird baths promote bird life and they’re the simplest of things to administer: just add…

Comment on British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) research

Comment on British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) research

The recent report by staff of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), "The composition of British bird communities is associated with long-term garden bird feeding", published in Nature Communications 10, 21 May 2019, provides evidence that providing supplementary diets to garden birds in Britain both supports and enhances the numbers of our native avifauna.

Bird food to attract woodpeckers

Bird food to attract woodpeckers

With two hundred species of woodpeckers worldwide it seems slightly unfair that here in the UK we only have three. However, the great spotted woodpecker has now become a common visitor to gardens all over the British Isles, with the exception of Ireland.

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