Haith's Wildlife Blog
We all know the pleasures of feeding our local wildlife at home. Watching your garden birds feeding can give us great satisfaction and when your birds drink, bathe and preen themselves it’s a spectacle that the whole family can get involved in; however, feeding wildlife doesn’t have to end when you leave home.
We all know the benefits of providing our garden birds with water. Drinking and bathing are the main reasons but a new report suggests that there are even more health advantages than first thought.
The Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) is a small delicate bird and looks very similar to Chiffchaffs but they are a bit more slender. They have grey-green backs, pale yellow under parts, the chest and throat have a yellow tinged and there is a light coloured stripe over the eye.
It's rewarding to film and observe wildlife as it feeds on summer nectar. This one takes a liking to the iPhone and decides to take a closer look...
Wildlife gardening isn't for everyone; however, a Buddleia is easy to plant and thrives in the toughest of garden conditions. Watch how popular this one is with the bees.
Even a small garden could host a buddleia or two and they're so easy to grow. This one demands very little attention. It was planted around two years ago and now attracts plenty of bees and butterflies.