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Do Goldfinches Nest In Bird Houses?

Since starting my bird feeding hobby a couple of years ago I have had lot of goldfinch activity in my garden. I love watching them; they are so colourful. I know that tits will nest in bird boxes or bird houses and I have seen some success. But what about the Goldfinch? Do they nest in bird houses? Where do …

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Why Do Blackbirds Abandon Their Nests?

Blackbirds have fascinated me for years and, other than Sparrows they appear to be one of the most common birds I see. I was lucky enough to have a Blackbird build a nest in my back garden earlier this year. But, for some reason, she decided to leave once the nest was complete. Why was this? Why do Blackbirds abandon …

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How Do You Attract Birds Quickly? The Five Steps To Success

Attracting birds to your feeders can be hit and miss, whether in a garden or on a balcony. Whilst there are a number of things you can do to encourage birds to come and feed, it is not quite an exact science and birds are not always predictable. So, how can we attract birds more quickly? If you want the …

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Which Garden Birds Eat Sunflower Seeds?

When I started out feeding garden birds, I wasn’t keen on spending a lot of money on seed if it was going to be wasted. I wanted this to be a success but the burning question was – which bird food attracts the most birds? I had heard a lot about sunflower seeds but which garden birds even eat sunflower …

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Why Do Birds Throw Seed Out Of The Feeder?

Have you ever noticed just how much seed birds waste by throwing it out from the feeder? If you are reading this you have probably become fed up with seed mess on the ground below the feeder and the thought of good money spent on bird seed being wasted. Why do birds throw seed out of a feeder? Are they …

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5 Ways To Keep Squirrels Off Your Bird Feeder (that actually work)

Love them or hate them, squirrels can be a nuisance; small birds are scared away from the feeder, expensive bird seed gets wasted and, more importantly squirrels can cause serious damage to our homes if encouraged to stay. So, just how do you keep squirrels from eating bird seed? Can we stop squirrels climbing bird feeders in the first place? …

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Bird Watching Equipment That Every Birder Needs (with six examples)

Bird watching is fun, from backyard birding to the great outdoors, wild birds are fascinating to watch. You probably found my blog because you are a beginner looking for information on bird watching; I want to help you and other beginners to find what you need. I have put together the following guide to help people get started with bird …

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How To Care For Your Nesting Box

In this post I am going to go through some of the best ways to maintain and protect a bird nesting box. I first thought about this when I started noticing how high on buildings some nesting boxes are. Given that so many are not easy to get to, I have been wondering – does a bird nesting box need …

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Types Of Nesting Box For Garden Birds – A Buyer’s Guide

Are you looking to buy a bird nesting box for your garden? Maybe you have been given one as a gift. Do you even know the first thing about bird boxes, otherwise known as nesting boxes? In this post I am going to show you some of the different types of nesting boxes you can use in your garden, what …

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How To Encourage Robins To Use A Nest Box

A friend gave me a ‘robin teapot nester’ for my birthday a year or two ago. I put in amongst a large Laurel bush in my back garden but never had any success. I have noticed how often a certain robin visits my garden and the feeders. Now I want to find out more about how to encourage robins to …