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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

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The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch takes place 26-28 th January this year. It’s the biggest survey of birds in the UK as over half a million people take part. The data is important as the survey has been going for the last 40 years so when it is all collated it can be used to compare year on year information about trends in species plus it’s a snapshot of bird numbers across the UK so is comprehensive and is most important in helping spot problems and can be the first step to help to protect certain species. The big garden Birdwatch was started in 1979, but it wasn’t until Blue Peter featured this in a programme that it totally took off, although adults weren’t invited to join in until 2001. If you wish to join in with the Big Garden Birdwatch it couldn’t be simpler. Firstly, you need to find a...
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Carry on carrying on

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I am sure that we have all been shocked at the tragic news from Manchester this week, the images will stay with many of us for a very long time. We are assured that we must carry on regardless and I think that we can take a cue from nature with this. Nature does not suffer from terror attacks but it can be really harsh and terrible with devestating consequences for those involved. We have seen floods which must have wiped out rabbit burrows or flooded nests of baby birds, droughts where birds have dropped with exhaustion due to heatwaves and no access to water, plus much more. Those rabbits and birds just carry on and dig another burrow or build another nest and try again and carry on. The birdsong in our garden has been positively deafening this week , the garden has finally burst into life after a few...
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Feed One Feed All

This is a picture of our Robin & Songbird Mix of Wild Bird Food. Looks exciting doesn't it? Well I'm sure if you were a Robin or a Songbird it would be just the diet for you so I'm not surprised if you're none too impressed with the photo of plump juicy raisins, suet pellets, chopped peanuts,groats, sunflower hearts, pinhead oatmeal, mealworms and cut maize. I know it looks like a luxury muesli but trust me it is meant for Robins & Songbirds, or is it? Since I have been putting this food out we have had even more variety of birds at the feeders and bird table so I am asking customers and blog readers not to be fooled by labels, this really is a feed all bird food, not just as it says on the label. We have had chaffinches, bullfinches, pigeons, pheasants, blue tits, great tits and even...
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