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We're sure that all of you keen bird watchers are already aware that the Big Garden Birdwatch starts in just a few weeks time (25th-27th January). 

Spending an hour in the garden and contributing to the Big Garden Birdwatch helps the RSPB monitor trends in the bird population, something that's very close to our hearts.

So, if you want to find out more about the world's biggest wildlife survey & how you can take part, just keep reading. More...

older people

As the years wear on, buying Christmas presents for elderly relatives can be a tough task. After all, how many pairs of slippers and festive jigsaws can one person have?

Luckily, with Really Wild Bird Food, you don’t have to resign yourself to rehashed ideas from years gone by.

When Werther’s Originals won’t cut it and there’s no room left in the whisky cabinet for a new addition, a bird-friendly gift from RWBF can be just the ticket. More...

There are a startling number of children in the UK who rarely explore the natural world around them, and we think it's time for change!

With technology spreading into every aspect of our lives and our children's lives, it's important that we inspire them to go outside and experience something 'real'. 

I know what you're thinking... how bad can the problem really be? More...

Looking after pet birds

If you own birds, you already know how important it is to take extra care of your pets during periods of sweltering heat and blistering cold.

With winter quickly creeping up on us, we thought it was time to share some tips for looking after birds in winter.

So whether you've got budgies, parrots or lovebirds, we hope you find the answers to these common questions useful! More...

wet weather bird feeding

With the weather forecast looking wet, wet, WET for the foreseeable future, it's worth taking a look at our bird feeding practices to ensure we give our feathered friends a fighting chance as the season changes, the temperature drops and natural food sources diminish.

Birds naturally waterproof themselves by preening their feathers, coating them with oil from glands at the base of their tail to help water run off. They also trap pockets of air in the downy under layers of feathers to keep them warm - like a duvet!

So in light showers, you may see them fluff up their feathers, but in heavy rain, they will flatten them down to help water run off. More...

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...

Gifts for bird lovers

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 


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...