Slug in a garden

Slugs have always copped a bad reputation in the eyes of gardeners. A new campaign titled Making Friends with Molluscs hopes to change this. The initiative, kickstarted by the Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts, encourages homeowners to consider the positive role of slugs and other molluscs in their garden’s ecosystem. More...

common sparrow - what birds eat millet?

Millet is one of the oldest farming crops known, and has been cultivated as a food source for well over 7,000 years! Due to its resistance to drought, millet has been a staple for both humans and animals since the dawn of civilisation.

In addition to being an excellent source of potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, protein, carbohydrates and vitamins a and b, it also helps that it’s super yummy!

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What Do Finches Eat?

The finch (Fringillidae) family comprises more than 200 different species across a variety of different habitats. In fact, finches can be found in almost every part of the world - the only exceptions are Australia and the polar regions.

FUN FINCH FACT: Did you know that a flock of goldfinches is called a charm? How charming!

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What to Feed Birds in Summer

As the warm days of summer approach, the dietary requirements of our feathered friends are evolving and changing. Birds have specific nutritional requirements that can change with the seasons.

While summer brings an abundance of natural food resources, providing supplementary bird feed can still be beneficial, especially during periods of nesting and breeding. Let’s explore what to feed birds in the summer to help support their health and wellbeing.

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Niger seeds (sometimes called nyger or nyjer seeds) are a popular seed among many wild birds. They can be enjoyed on their own as a tasty snack or as part of a yummy bird seed mix.

Birds eating niger seed

PICTURED: Ring-Pull™ Niger Feeder

Keep reading to discover more about niger seed, including what birds like to eat it and how best to use it.

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Bird feeding on a table

Wild birds vary quite a bit in size and feeding habits, which is why there are so many different types of bird feeder on the market.

When you're trying to choose the best bird feeder for your garden, think carefully about which birds you're hoping to attract. This will inform your purchase - for example, some birds are ground feeders, whereas others prefer to forage in bushes and trees.

(Of course, you can always set up several different feeders in your garden so as to attract a wider variety of birds!)

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Blue tit eating peanuts from a bird feeder

Peanuts are rich in nutrients, and they're popular with all sorts of garden birds. They are high in:

  • protein
  • healthy fats
  • essential vitamins and minerals

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Where to put a bird feeder

There are two key factors to consider when hanging a bird feeder in your garden.

  1. Visibility
  2. Safety

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During the winter months especially in the UK we get quite a bit of rain and damp weather! Which can make feeding the birds tricky at times! In this blog we will have a look at some products that will help keep the seed and the birds happy and dry this winter time!  More...

what to feed fledgling birds - parent bird feeding baby birds

Fledgling is the stage in a flying animal's life between hatching or birth and becoming capable of flight. Fledging is the term mostly used for birds but it can also be used for baby bats! In this blog, we answer your most asked questions about baby birds! More...