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As the summer begins to drift further and further away in the rear-view mirror, the days begin to get shorter and the temperature predictably drops with seasonal regularity. There’s no escaping it: the autumn has undoubtedly arrived and winter is once again well on its way.

With that being said, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about how you plan on feeding your feathery garden visitors over the coming months. 

As the winter draws near, the colder weather makes life tough for many garden birds, particularly when it comes to sourcing food. Give your colourful companions a helping hand this year by providing them with a winter bird feeder to see them through the season. More...

With Christmas just around the corner, many of us will begin thinking about what to buy our loved ones at this special time of year.

However, knowing what to get your friends and family can be real head-scratcher at times, especially when socks and chocolate have run their course.

For the bird lover in your life, why not get them something they really want this year?

At Really Wild Bird Food, we offer a variety of items that are perfect for avid twitchers and wildlife aficionados alike. More...

goldfinch competition

Calling all bird lovers & nature photographers! We're hosting a goldfinch photo competition over on our Facebook page. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning one of our 20-port Goldfinch Feeders, an 8kg bag of Niger Seed, a Cleaning Brush and a Bottle of Feeder Fresh worth over £60, then get involved!! 

Entry is simple, all you need to do is:

  • Head outside and take a photo of your local goldfinches
  • Post your photo in the comments section of our competition Facebook post 

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moulting robin

What is moulting?

Moulting is the name given to the process that takes place when birds shed their old feathers to make space for new plumage.

How long a bird will take to moult, and the length of time their moult takes is dependent on the species, age and time of year. 

Some birds moult all of their feathers in one go over the course of a few weeks, while others shed their old feathers gradually over the course of an entire year! More...

news from the farm

It was a harvest of two halves. A dry spell, followed by three weeks of rain and then the sun came out again. Those three weeks of continuous rain were not happy weeks for farmers and our nerves were shredded as we waited to see what impact the bad weather would have on our crops.

However, we were not as badly affected as other areas of the UK, especially Yorkshire, where one poor farmer had his whole farmyard washed away by torrents of water. More...

hedgehog hibernation

One of our most recognisable wild animals - the humble hedgehog - is currently on a mission to fatten up before hibernating over the Winter. From roughly November to March, they will snuggle up in a pile of leaves, logs or garden debris to conserve their energy before breeding in the spring.

This loveable creature's true habitat is woodland but they also love to explore our gardens, which provide shelter, food and potential mates. Hedgehogs are often called 'the gardener's best friend' as they like to feast on pesky slugs. More...

The UK Farmland Bird Indicator is made up of 19 different species of birds that are dependent on British farmland. This means that these birds they are predominantly reliant on farmland environments, unable to thrive outside of this habitat.

Of these 19 different species, a number of them are in stark decline. While the woodpigeon and the jackdaw have seen a widespread increase over the years, there are several species of farmland birds that have seen a dramatic decrease. More...

best diet for pet birds

Whether you've owned birds before or you're a completely new bird owner, it's important that you familiarise yourself with your pet's dietary needs. If you want your feathered companion to have a long life, a happy disposition and gorgeous, glossy feathers, then try and take these pet bird diet tips on board!

The best diet for your pet bird is not made up of only pellets and birdseed, to provide your bird with all the nutrients it needs, you need to make sure you're offering a mixture of seeds, pellets, fresh fruits and vegetables.More...

most common garden birds

British gardens are a veritable playground for UK wildlife, providing the perfect landscape for natural beauty.

Wild birds are a big part of that beauty and add an inimitable element of organic charm to the scenery.

That being said, gardens aren’t a universal aviary of birds of each species and there are a few familiar faces that crop up with regularity in gardens across the country. More...

With so many of our native bird species in sharp decline and being added to the 'Red List' - offering them highest priority for protection - it's refreshing when one bucks the trend and numbers increase. 

Buzzards have been making a huge comeback and are now Britain's most abundant bird of prey, breeding in every single county since the year 2000.

Numbers have now reached the region of 68,000 breeding pairs, as opposed to a low of 1000 in the early 1900s when they were widely culled by gamekeepers who wrongly believed they were a huge threat to their game birds; thankfully this practice is now illegal. More...