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Wild birds in your garden and around town? Well here you can discover more! With a look at a different wild bird each month, we'll cover tips on how to attract them, how to feed them and even how to best spot them! From bluetits to greenfinches, we'll look to cover all sorts of wild garden birds to help you spot them, feed them and more!

The Life Cycle of the Cuckoo

This fascinating parasitic bird was once thought to herald the start of spring with its distinctive ‘cuck-oo’ call, but species numbers have been declining over recent years -...

5 Superstitions About Birds

Birds have been interwoven with superstitions for centuries. We’ve put together a list of the most interesting superstitions believed across the globe today; how many of these have...

TOP 10 FACTS ABOUT ROBINS

Arguably the UK's favourite garden bird, robins are the confident, red-breasted feathered friend that are definitely no stranger to bird feeders up and down the country. But how...

How to attract woodpeckers to your garden

There are over 200 species of woodpecker worldwide, and in the British Isles we are lucky enough to have three of them resident with us; green woodpeckers, great...

8 Unusual British Birds

Everybody’s seen a blue tit or house sparrow in their garden, or while out and about in the countryside. But how many of these unusual British birds have...

Bird Profile: Nuthatch

Identifiable by a plump potbelly, large beak, rusty orange underparts and dark blue wings, nuthatches are agile, busy birds that are a favourite amongst wildlife fanatics. But how...

Interesting facts about the bearded vulture

The fascinating bearded vulture was recently spotted right here in the UK, roosting in the Peak District National Park. But what exactly is it, and why are people...

Seven owls you can see in Britain

For many a keen birdwatcher, owls are fascinating creatures. Historically associated with witchcraft, or even as bad omens, they are nowadays more often associated with Harry Potter. But...

Starling Murmurations

As winter begins to take hold throughout the Northern Hemisphere, our native starlings are joined by thousands of visiting starlings from Eastern Europe and Russia, flying around 1,250...

How to tell corvids apart

The birds belonging to the corvid family are arguably the smartest birds in the world. Some are easier to tell apart than others, with their own colourful differences,...

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