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Why nestboxes are good for you and your garden birds

1st February 201817th May 2019

February marks the start of Nest Box season, it is actually National Nest Box week in the UK between 14–21 February. Some birds will already be busy making their nests, long-tailed tits for instance start towards the end of January — their nests are so elaborate they take a long time! The beautiful long-tailed tit nest Blackbirds are...

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Why Should I Take Part in the Big Garden Birdwatch?

17th January 201817th May 2019

Every year the RSPB organises the Big Garden Birdwatch which is our chance to get involved & help garden birds. It is easy to do, fun & ultimately the information we collect is useful to conservationists & scientists working to support our natural world. The Birdwatch started in the late 70s and was originally just...

The joy of garden birds
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The joy of garden birds

14th January 201817th May 2019

Garden birds are a source of joy for many of us. They are beautiful, playful & their songs lull us gently from sleep. We live in Derbyshire & are lucky to have a thriving community of birds, insects, plants & animals in our garden. It is a pleasure to share our lives with these wonderful...

The Nuthatch – Our Guide
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The Nuthatch – Our Guide

10th January 201817th May 2019

We count ourselves pretty lucky to have the company of Nuthatches visiting our bird feeder. I remember the first encounter with them. We had just put up our garden feeder and along came our first Nuthatch. I had never seen one before and was unsure about what type of bird he was! Luckily for us,...

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