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The Best Binoculars For Bird Watching | How To Choose

Birdwatching is so much better with a pair of binoculars to hand. You can get up close, see the colours and the detail, understand so much more about behaviour. But when it comes to choosing the right pair of binoculars, the technical specifications can be bewildering and the selection overwhelming. In this article, we help you find the bird watching binoculars that are right for you.

What do Wood Pigeons Eat?

Love them or loathe them, the wood pigeon, (Columba Palumbus), is a common sight in most of our gardens. Once a shy, woodland bird wood pigeons are thriving in the UK – and they seem to always be hungry! So let’s take a look at what precisely these birds eat, and why, at a time when so much wildlife is under threat, wood pigeons are doing so well.

When Do Birds Start Nesting?

It’s a good question, and as with many things in nature, the answer is “It depends”. There are a lot of factors that determine when birds start nesting. These include the weather, the species of bird, the age of the individual bird, how long the bird takes to build its nest and how long chicks take to fledge.

Swifts and Swallows: Do you Know The Difference?

After the dark months of Winter, there is an air of expectancy as we enter Spring. The arrival of Swifts and Swallows is often evocative of childhood. In the last 20 years, numbers have greatly declined, due to climate change, fewer insects or through the loss of suitable nesting sites. As we await their arrival, do you know the difference between a Swift and a Swallow?