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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 …

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Garden Bird Nesting Boxes – How, Where & When To Use Them

I have had bird feeders in my garden for some time now, with some pretty good results. I often wonder where the birds go to when they leave the feeders. Now I am wondering whether my back garden is a suitable place to use a bird nesting box. But when is the best time to put up a bird box …

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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 – are birds attracted to certain colours? Birds have excellent eyesight …

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How To Encourage Green Woodpecker To Feed In Your Garden

I live in an area populated by the Green Woodpecker and one of my neighbours has seen them in her garden a number of times, including a baby one. I am fascinated by these creatures and I want to know how to encourage green woodpeckers to feed in my garden. The green woodpecker is the largest of the UK’s woodpecker population. …

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How To Feed Birds From An Apartment Balcony

It’s all very well feeding and watching birds when you have a garden. For those of us fortunate to have a private garden there are many options available; feeding poles, hanging feeders, bird baths. What about those who live in an apartment block? How on earth do you feed birds from an apartment balcony? For people living in an apartment …

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How To Stop Weeds Caused By Bird Seed

For a few weeks now I have been watching the birds at the feeders, coming and going without a care in the world. The thing is, this bird feeding hobby is starting to have an impact on my lawn, causing seed mess, bird mess and now – weeds. I didn’t want to remove the feeders but I did want to …

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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 …