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What Makes A Good Bird Bath : 10 Ways To Get It Right

As I write this post, winter is fast approaching. Cold weather, snow and ice are fun for me and the children, sliding along on the school run. But I want to spare a thought for the birds on my bird feeder. I want to get a bird bath to provide a safe place for the birds to drink and wash …

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Red Algae In Your Bird Bath? This Is What To Do

Something I have noticed since getting into feeding garden birds is the water in my bird bath turns red. I also noticed it in a disused plant pot in the corner of the garden. What is that red stuff in my bird bath? I wanted to find out where it comes from and, more importantly if it is harmful to birds. I …

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Should We Feed Birds Kitchen Scraps? Read This First

How many of us prepare food in the kitchen and wonder what to do with our left overs, rather than just binning them? I hate wasting food and I often throw bread crusts on to the lawn for the birds. But, what I want to know is – should we feed birds kitchen scraps? If so, what can I feed …

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Why Won’t Birds Come To My Feeder? 5 Reasons Why

We recently had some work done in our garden so I took down the bird feeders. I have just put them back up again in time for autumn and winter but in over a week, no birds have been to feed. What am I doing wrong? Why won’t birds come to my feeder? The answer could be as simple as …

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Choosing The Best Place For A Bird Feeder

A year or so ago I got interested in watching the birds in my garden and decided to get a bird feeder. After a few days no birds came but when I spoke with my neighbour she explained it could be down to where I had placed the feeder. So, where is the best place to put a bird feeder? …

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Should You Feed Garden Birds All Year Round?

Like many, I have mainly put bird feeders out during the Winter months when it is believed birds struggle the most to find enough food. But what about the rest of the year? As I have become more interested in bird feeding and watching, I have wanted to know if we should feed birds all year round. Also, when is …