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How To Get Started

If you are new to back garden birding, you may want to take a look through this page. I have put together a list of things you will need to get started. Some things are essential, while others are things I wish I had known when I first started – …

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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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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 …

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How To Get A Robin To Use A Nesting 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 …