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    ArticleBird Advice13-05-2013
    Unfortunately across the world millions of birds die in window strikes. There is little we can do to prevent it however if a bird hits your window then we have written some advice on what to do to help it make a recovery where possible. Make sure you have the confidence and skills to help. If you make a mistake it could seriously harm the bird and make it worse. Also it is recommen...

    ArticleBird Advice02-04-2013
    Food shortages, surprisingly, can occur at any time of the year not just winter. By feeding birds in your garden all year round you can help prevent food shortages whenever they might occur. Furthermore throughout the year a bird’s feeding habits and diet changes. If you adapt to this you can help ensure a good standard of wellbeing for any birds that visit your garden. We have taken a lo...

    ArticleBird Advice20-03-2013
    Feeding birds is not only kind and helpful to them; however problems can start when you are feeding too many which can cause a unhealthy environment for them. Below we take a look at some useful advice on how best to keep a clean garden so birds can feed and rest easily. Remember that prevention is better than a cure. Your birds will thank you for this later on. Some important points to not...

    ArticleBird Advice19-03-2013
    If you have ever thought about setting up a nestbox in your garden then before buy or build it, you should first think of where it is going to actually go in your garden. There are lots of tips out there to read before choosing the right location. We will try to summarise a few of the main issues. Finally once it is up and ready do not panic if birds do not come straight away. It can take time ...

    ArticleBird Advice14-01-2013
    Listening to bird calls and songs at dawn and dusk can be one of the great joys in life - but what do the calls actually mean? And can we interpret anything about them? Firstly, it's important to state that no one bird's call is the same as another, even if it appears as if this is the case when birds sing in unison. A bird song is simply a primary form of co...

    ArticleBird Advice21-12-2012
    Here is a list of common winter birds that not only the bird watchers among you should look out for. You will be able to see these bird from the comfort of your own house as most of them will be likely to visit your garden during the winter months. Share your pictures of your favourite winter birds with us on Facebook and Twitter and comment below with other birds you love! Do you love...

    ArticleBird Advice14-12-2012
    Some ideas for those bird lover friends of yours - there's something for everyone.   1. Jewellery There are some beautiful bird pendants available for necklaces and bracelets or in the earring form. Owls are a very popular bird in this context. Jewellery is a lovely gift which is more personal for perhaps a friend or family member.    2. Ornament...

    ArticleBird Advice05-12-2012
    Some quick and easy presents to get together for your bird. Each gift would be great for your  bird. Some are more affordable than others however each is as special as the next. All these gifts mentioned are to maximise the comfort and happiness of your bird.   1. Treats Although this is not a known fact, to give your bird a good balanced diet, seeds are actually a v...

    ArticleBird Advice29-11-2012
    A nest of eggs may get abandoned by its mother for many reasons, for example, the mother bird may be dead or scared off so will not return. Do not interfere unless you are certain no birds are returning. If you watch throughout the day you will be able to determine if it is an abandoned nest. However, even if it is, it is not good to interfere unless it is necessary because nature has its own w...

    ArticleBird Advice23-11-2012
    From time to time you may find an abandoned Bird Nest containing baby birds. This can be for many reasons, the mother bird may be dead or scared off so will not return. Before you do anything, make sure that you are certain that no parental birds will be returning by monitoring the nest for a day. If you interfere with the birds without knowing the mother bird will be returning, the mother bird...

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