Birds Of Prey UK | Your Essential Guide To Britain’s Top 10 Raptors

Birds of Prey are some of the most majestic wildlife we have here in the UK. In the late 20th century many species were driven to the brink of extinction. But fantastic conservation efforts up and down the country mean that many of our hawks, falcons, kites and owls are thriving once again. Here’s our guide to some of the species you might spot when you are out and about, or even gazing at the sky above your garden.

Which Birds Eat Sunflower Seeds? 3 Types, Which is Best For Your Birds

Which birds eat sunflower seeds? A better question might be which birds don’t! Sunflower seeds and sunflower hearts are a real favourite for garden birds including blue tits, sparrows, dunnocks, collared doves finches and more. When it comes to choosing sunflower seeds for garden birds there are several options available. In this article, we are going to look at which to choose and how and when to offer them.

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.

Wildlife Friendly Slug Pellets – Do They Exist?

Traditional slug pellets, made using metaldehyde are now banned from manufacture in the UK and you’ll be committing a crime if you use any old ones in your garden after March 2022. Most of the slug pellets now for sale in the UK use iron or Ferric Phosphate as their active slug killing ingredient. They are often labelled as organic, but are they really wildlife friendly slug pellets, and safe to use around pets and children?

How To 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.

How Best To Feed Ground Feeding Birds

This sounds like a bit of a silly question at first. Ground feeding birds – put some feed on the ground, right? Well, you can simply throw some food on the ground to cater for these birds. But you may run into problems. Attracting rats, exposing your birds to predators, and ending up with a cornfield where your lawn used to be, for example.

Can Hedgehogs Swim?

Your average hedgehog might not look like a natural athlete, but they are full of surprises. They climb, they run, and yes, they swim. The garden pond can be a great resource for neighbourhood hogs, but it can be a death trap too. In this article, we will take a closer look at hedgehogs aquatic abilities and how you can make sure your pond is a safe place for them to swim.

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.

How To Feed Blackbirds But Not Pigeons | It’s Easier Than You Think!

Pigeons are big birds, and they eat A LOT! Giving other birds a chance to feed when you have pigeons around can be a challenge. There are lots of pigeon-proof hanging feeders for birds like tits and finches. But what about the ground feeding birds like blackbirds and robins? How to keep the pigeons off their food? It can be easier than you think.

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