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Bird Life in December part 1

Bird Life in December part 1

With Christmas just weeks away we are beginning to feel festive here at the Haith’s Bird Food Centre in Lincolnshire and one of our favourite Christmas carols at this time of year is the Twelve Days of Christmas.

A wildlife garden in November

A wildlife garden in November

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.

Learn about House Sparrows

Learn about House Sparrows

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

The Dunnock

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.

Slim birds: Birds' eyes aren't bigger than their bellies

Slim birds: Birds' eyes aren't bigger than their bellies

A recent study* by UK scientist, Dr Lewis Halsey has discovered how birds keep their weight down even after overeating.

Metabolic Bone Disease in Hedgehogs

Metabolic Bone Disease in Hedgehogs

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.

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