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Chaffinch

Next on our list of profiles for some of Britain's favourite birds is the Chaffinch! Here we will look at every Chaffinch, from their appearance and their behaviours to their sleeping patterns and what they eat. So, if you're looking for a know-it-all guide to one of the UK's most beloved birds, you are definitely in the right place. 

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If like many people in Britain, you have a deep love for birds, you'll most likely be aware of the various strange and wonderful species that you can find here. For those who don't, however, this guide to some of the rarest birds found in the UK is sure to get your wings flapping with excitement. So strap in and fly with us through our list of some of the rarest birds species found right here in Britain! 

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blackbird

Of all wild birds, blackbirds are one of the most common and one of the easiest to identify. In total, there are over 10 million blackbirds in the UK, it's highly likely that you have one visiting your garden on a regular basis.

Their shiny black feathers and bright yellow beaks make them very easy to spot in your garden. Today we're going to get to know them a little better! More...

National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week was established and developed by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) to provide a focus on nesting birds and to support their conservation and local biodiversity. It encourages the placement of nest boxes in your local area, at a time when small birds traditionally pair up ahead of the breeding season.

Natural nest sites such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast, so our native birds need all the help they can get to find a safe spot to breed. Birds may even use the nest box year-round, roosting cosily in it during the winter months. More...

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I hope that this newsletter finds you surviving the stresses of yet another lockdown, and that you are still managing to enjoy your garden birds.

Many of you will have noticed that there have been some significant changes to our business since December. The two main ones being the move away from our previous courier APC, and the fact that you are now receiving your goods in cardboard boxes.

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We know that 2021 hasn't got off to the best of starts, but this weekend we all have something to look forward to - the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch! This is an event that the whole Really Wild Bird Food team looks forward to each year, and you should too.

This is a great opportunity to get your family members out into the garden for an hour to discover the wildlife that lives alongside us. We know it's a bit chilly, but grab a coat, a hot chocolate and pop outside for just an hour. More...

how to photograph birds, bird photography tips

There are a lot of bird enthusiasts who love the idea of photographing birds but have no idea where to start. If this sounds like you, don't worry, you're not alone. Wildlife photography is a fine art and some photographers will focus solely on photographing birds for years before they finally get their dream shot.

That being said, with the right equipment, patience and a little bit of practice, complete beginners can capture some stunning photographs of birds. More...

nature, coronavirus recovery

We've all felt the effects of the coronavirus over the past few months, but things are finally starting to look promising. With vaccines being rolled out, we're hoping to see things return to normality during 2021. With regards to the Government's coronavirus recovery strategy, there are lots of people across the UK that think nature should play a prominent part. More...

how to keep cats away from bird feeders

Are you worried about your pet cat (or your neighbour's cat) attacking your bird feeder and putting your garden birds at risk? Cat's have a natural urge to kill birds, and we're sure if you've got a pet cat you've had a feathered friend dropped on your doorstep once or twice before.

While there's not much you can do to suppress the natural instincts of a cat, there are a few steps you can take to keep cats away from your bird feeders. More...

mery christmas from really wild bird food

First published in the eighteenth-century, the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" remains a firm favourite amongst festive folk to this day! There have been many theories about the carol and its hidden meanings, one of which suggests the song was used to help teach Catholics the principles of their faith.

In this scenario the 'partridge in a pear tree' represents Christ. However, other people believe the song was written for a far more whimsical purpose, perhaps as a way of challenging children's memories. 

One thing's for certain, this festive Christmas carol features birds. Lots of them! Let's meet some of our festive feathered friends and find out more about them. And yes, we do want you to sing along as you read this blog! More...