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Spring bird watching

Spring bird watching

Spring is a special time of the year for watching birds in your garden, as they start to prepare for the breeding season.

The Chaffinch

The Chaffinch

The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) is a common and widespread small bird in the finch family. The male is brightly coloured with a blue-grey cap and reddish underparts.

Bird life in March

Bird life in March

March usually brings the start of the naturalist’s year. There can be days when the skies are still heavy and dull but other days when the sun comes out and birds burst into song. It’s a great sign of things to come.

Attracting Blue Tits to your garden

Attracting Blue Tits to your garden

The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a very small passerine bird and is a member of the Tit family (Paridae).

A guide to choosing a nest box

A guide to choosing a nest box

There are few things more satisfying or entertaining than having birds take to a nest box that you have put up. Ideally, no garden should be devoid of a bird house (or two), especially if there aren’t any trees with “natural” hollows. Why not save the birds some time and trouble by providing a ready to move into nest box?

Bring cupid to your garden during National Nest Box Week with a best box

Bring cupid to your garden during National Nest Box Week with a best box

National Nest Box Week is a traditional part of the birding calendar. It runs for a week from 14th February each year.

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