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Do Bird Feeders Need To Be Cleaned?

There are so many choices of bird feeder out there; simple bird tables, plastic tube feeders, metal cage feeders, even fancy spring-loaded squirrel-proof feeders. One thing is for sure – over time they will all become dirty and show signs of wear. Today I am going to be looking at …

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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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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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Garden Bird Feeders Spread Disease : Fact or Fiction?

I have been reading a lot lately about cleaning and washing bird feeders. Is it really necessary? Surely I fill them with seed, the birds come, they take the seed then I refill – simple! Now I am told that bird feeders spread disease. So, what are the dangers of …

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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 …