8 interesting facts about badgers

Much like the hedgehog, badgers are a staple among our British countryside. These wonderful creatures have been defended by Queen guitarist Brian May in the face of the...

What is bird ringing?

If you’re a keen bird watcher, you’ve probably heard people refer to bird ringing. The efforts of bird ringers are crucial to conservation. But what exactly is it?...

How to photograph garden birds – tips from Happy Beaks’ favourites

Lead pic credit: zanshijtsu Needless to say, we love seeing photos of birds, but we can’t exactly say we’re experts in photography! Luckily, we know some people who...

8 birds to look out for this autumn

Autumn is a great time for birdwatchers. Several bird species migrate to the UK in time for winter, or pass through on their way to warmer climates. Curious...

History of the golden eagle in Britain

In recent news it was announced that the last wild golden eagle in Wales had unfortunately died. The bird had escaped captivity over 13 years ago, and had...

Wildlife spotting tips for kids

As many families stay close to home this summer and explore the gorgeous countryside Britain has to offer, it’s the perfect opportunity for kids to enjoy wildlife-friendly outdoor...

Guide to window bird feeders

You don’t need a large garden to feed birds. With a stick-on window bird feeder you can enjoy watching them from the comfort of your own home. A...

Guide to British thrushes

The family of thrushes consists of some truly fascinating birds, most recognisable from their spotted breasts. There are 4 native breeding species in Britain, with 2 migratory thrushes...

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...

10 fun facts about birds

Birds are fascinating creatures. And with around 10,000 different species across the globe, there are certainly some interesting and quirky birds out there! How many of these fascinating...

Best blogs for outdoor family fun

If you’re looking for new ideas to get your kids or grandkids out and into the fresh air, here are some brilliant blogs to inspire the whole family....

Guide to British Woodpeckers

There are over 200 species of woodpeckers around the world, but only three of them live right here in the UK. These fascinating birds are recent visitors to...