Birds

Information about wild birds in and around the garden

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A lovely wooden house bird feeder
A lovely wooden house bird feeder

Feeding wild birds is really quite simple and enjoyable. There are many ways to provide food for your feathered visitors and the bigger the variety of food sources you provide in your yard, the greater the variety of visitors you will attract. First prize is to have a garden that provides natural food sources for the birds. These will be in the ...continue reading

Now you can watch the private lives of birds
Now you can watch the private lives of birds

Birds are fascinating creatures and they have succeeded in capturing the attention of many millions of people around the world. We like to watch them and see how they live, take pictures of  them and admire their flying skills. There is a lot we have learned about the different birds, but we still hardly ever get to see them hatching and raising their chicks. Being able to watch a bird build a nest and make it home and then to watch them hatching and raising their chicks is a real treat. This has to be one of the most fascinating times in a birds life. Not only is it difficult to see where the birds nest is, but if you do find it, it is often impossible to see what is going on in the nest. We know we can’t get too close without disturbing the birds, so what is ...continue reading

Did you know that Wagner’s Greatest Variety Premium Wild Bird Food is the best-selling wild bird food on Amazon? When I saw this I decided I was going to take a look at what made it so popular.

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The best selling wild bird food on Amazon
The best selling wild bird food on Amazon

It is created to cater for the different tastes of different birds and it contains a mix of 12 different ingredients, including sunflower seed. That is a really good variety of seed! This variety will cater to the tastes of many different birds.

At least 40% of the mixture is made up of sunflower seed, both black sunflower and striped. These also come in different forms: whole seeds, hulled and chips. This also means that birds of different sizes will be able to choose their favourite.

Other seeds that are included are red and white millet, cracked corn and red milo. These are popular with a variety of ground feeding birds such as Mourning Doves, various Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos. Also included are nyjer (nyger), white, purple and red safflower, canary seed and peanut kernels. These ...continue reading

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Please can these eggs hatch now
Please can these eggs hatch now

If you have made your garden a home for birds, you will be blessed with having birds breeding and raising their chicks near your home. Birds are very good at hiding away from predators, so it can be quite difficult to see their nests and be able to watch them as the chicks grow up. It is a little bit easier if you know when to watch them. ...continue reading

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Great meal - thank you
Great meal - thank you

In many areas of the world winter is a difficult time for birds. It is freezing cold and there is little natural food around for them, especially in areas covered by snow. You might think that this all changes in spring, but there is still very little to eat in early spring. The birds have been scratching for whatever they can find during the winter and when spring arrives there is hardly anything left. With almost no natural food around, what do birds eat in spring? When ...continue reading