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Should birdwatchers feed the birds?

Should birdwatchers feed the birds?

The answer is of course “yes”; but I am constantly amazed and disappointed that many of them don’t. It is almost as if some “serious” birdwatchers – “twitchers” even – think that bird feeding is sort of beneath them. A bit soppy perhaps.

"My birds"

"My birds"

People often talk about “their” birds. “My Robins have been coming back for ten years now”. “My Blackbirds are here again”. But are these really the same individuals that keep turning up year after year, possibly nesting in much the same places?

Watering the birds

Watering the birds

I like to think of the birds in my garden as every bit as important as the flowers and plants. They all need regular watering! Always leave a bowl out somewhere and change the water regularly. Best of all, of course, is to have a garden pond.

Real birdwatching

Real birdwatching

I sometimes wonder how many people who call themselves birdwatchers actually “watch” the birds they see. They “tick them off”, yes, but do they really study their behaviour, their displays, their breeding routines, or indeed their feeding habits?

Wiggly but delicious

Wiggly but delicious

Mealworms provide essential protein and moisture for garden birds to feed themselves and their young. Read here why.

High-energy foods and cold snaps go hand in hand

High-energy foods and cold snaps go hand in hand

We asked Bill Oddie how important high-energy wild bird foods are for wild birds...

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