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Why Do Crows Attack Buzzards?

Something I have noticed quite a lot when out and about is birds of prey, usually buzzards, being attacked by crows. I am surprised at this because surely a bird of prey could easily take out a lesser bird if they chose to, but they never seem to retaliate. Why …

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Why You Should Never Touch A Birds Nest

When I discovered a blackbird building a nest in my back garden I was so happy. I stood at the window for ages watching her come and go, wishing I could get a closer look. The nest site was just a few metres from the patio doors but I knew …

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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 …

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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 …

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Which Garden Birds Eat Sunflower Seeds?

When I bought my first bird feeders I did not know what type of seed or food to put out for the birds. I didn’t want to waste too much money and I wanted to know which bird food attracts the most birds? I had heard a lot about 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 …

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Are Birds Attracted To Certain Colours?

For a while now (and for no particular reason) I have been using colour neutral feeders in my garden. When I recently bought a peanut feeder I was interested to find out if its green colouring would have any effect on the birds that visit. I started to wonder – …

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What Happened When I Moved My Bird Feeders

In a two week experiment I wanted to show just how effective the advice on this and other blogs can be when choosing the best place for a bird feeder. In another post here, I went through the main reasons why birds won’t go to a bird feeder. Reasons such as …