When Do Birds Moult? Why Our Garden Birds Lose Their Feathers

Although some birds moult throughout the year, August is prime moulting time for UK garden birds. It’s after the breeding season, before migration (for those that do) and the weather tends to be warm, so a lack of feathers isn’t quite so much of a problem. The moult is a challenging time for our birds, so let’s find out a bit more about the process and who we can support them through it.

Where Do Garden Birds Sleep At Night?

Where do garden birds sleep

Though our garden birds spent their days flitting through low branches, hopping around the lawn and handing off our feeders this isn’t where they choose to spend their nights. All of these places would be far too exposed to weather and predators to offer a good nights sleep. so where do the birds go at night?

How To Photograph Garden Birds

how to photograph garden birds

Taking photographs of the birds in your garden can actually be a great place to start with wildlife photography. Although you could spend some money on a good camera, with a bit of planning and know-how, you can get great shots with a simple “point and shoot” camera or your smartphone. In this article, we’re going to show you how.

Who’s Who of British Garden Birds

British garden birds

When you start to garden for wildlife, and put out food and water for the birds, you will start to notice a huge range of different feather visitors coming to your garden. But who is who? Is that little brown job a sparrow or a dunnock?

What Kitchen Scraps Can you Feed to Garden Birds?

What kitchen scraps to feed wild birds

You can save money, cut food waste and increase the variety of birds in your garden by adding kitchen scraps to the birds table.

How We Rediscovered Garden birds In The Lockdown

garden birds in lockdown

If you’ve not done it yet, grab a cold drink, take a seat in your garden or local park, watch listen and enjoy the birds. It’ll make your day.

Should You Feed Garden Birds All Year Round?

You can start to feed birds at any time of the year. It is easy to create a feeding station in your back garden, whether using a tree to hang bird feeders or, making or purchasing a bird table. There are many options available.

Which Birds Eat Insects? And How Best To Help Them In Your Garden

Gardeners are always happy to see insect-eating birds. Anything that helps control the black fly, aphids and caterpillars which can ruin our flowers and munch through young veg is welcome. But insect and invertebrate numbers in drastic decline, our insectivorous birds can struggle to find the food they need to survive. So let’s take a look at which birds eat insects in our gardens and how can we help them.

How To Help Baby Birds In Your Garden

help baby birds in your garden

Seeing, or more likely hearing the first baby birds in the garden each year, is such a treat. But what if you see a young bird without its parents? What should you do, and how can you help? In this article, we will take a closer look at how you can help baby birds in your garden. When you need to intervene and lend a hand, and when it’s better to let nature take its course.

What Bird Table is Best? | 6 of the Best Handmade Bird Tables to Get Birds to your Garden Fast

best bird table

A bird table is key to attracting birds to your garden. It’s a garden focal point, a source of endless entertainment. But how to choose? If you are looking for your first bird table or replacing an old one, the sheer number of options can be confusing. In this article, we will help you decide. We’ll take a look at the things to consider when choosing a bird table, and give you details of some of our own best bird table picks.