Birdwatching is a thoroughly enjoyable activity that can be enjoyed by anyone. However, if you want to join the birdwatching community there are a few things you should know. Birdwatchers should be aware of the environment they are in and be mindful of their actions and movements.
We have some wonderful birds in Britain. Bird watchers love nothing more than to look out for the most fascinating of bird species. Here are five amazing birds you can see in Britain.
It may not always seem as though your garden is full of wildlife but you would probably be surprised to discover just how many animals call your garden home. Some can only be seen at night, other are buried beneath the ground and many reside within the trees and bushes. Foxes, owls and even squirrels […]
Bird feeding can help bird through the colder seasons and help them to survive harsh weather conditions. However, birds can benefit from extra food all year round. It’s also lovely to be able to attract beautiful birds to your garden. You can watch them enjoy the bird food that you put out for them. Watching […]
Over the year’s a few birds have become particularly symbolic of winter times. For some it is simply their looks that get them noticed and others have been mentioned in songs and literature. Winter is a fabulous time to take pictures of birds against a snowy backdrop. The white snow and ice really brings […]
‘What is the red list’ we hear you ask? It’s a list of birds that are considered to be endangered according to the RSPB. If a bird is on the red list then they their numbers are in decline and their species is under threat. Birds in the UK are split into three different categories […]
Want to know what the most spotted garden bird is? The RSPB recently announced the results of a survey they did where they asked half a million people which birds are the most common visitors to their garden. The RSPB’s annual research took place in January.
The Great Tit is a well known, very common species of bird that can be seen in the UK all year round. It’s the largest in the UK tit family and is a similar size to a house Sparrow. It’s eggs are the biggest of all the UK tits and it builds it’s nest in […]
Thinking of going bird watching this summer? There are a few extra things you need to know if you are planning to go in the summer. Birds behave differently, the weather needs to be taken into consideration and its best avoid spending long periods of time in the sun. Here are a few tips for […]
The Buzzard is the most common bird of prey in the UK. Buzzards are usually a dark brown colour but their colouring does vary quite a lot. You might spot much paler Buzzard who have lighter brown feathers. Buzzards are well known for the V shape their wings often create when they are in flight. […]
If you want to truly enjoy bird watching then you need to know a little bit about bird behaviour. When you can recognise certain behaviours you can fully appreciate bird watching and begin to understand more about the wild birds that thrive in your garden. Here are some common bird behaviours to look out for.
What type of birds you see in your garden will depend on a number of variables: A/ whether you are urban or rural, B/ your location in the country, C/ what steps you have taken to encourage specific kinds of birds. D/ What type of bird food you provide
Birds can transform your garden with colour, interest, song and photographic opportunity. They are an endless source of joy and on top of that you can do your bit to ensure that endangered species enjoy protection. All this can be done regardless of budget. You can purchase a virtual forest or just make a few […]
The Grey Heron is quite a recognisable bird, sometimes seen in people’s gardens attempting to steal pond fish. Some people even buy fake Herons to put beside their pond to deter real ones from eating their fish. They are a wading bird that can be found anywhere near water, specifically lakes, ponds and rivers and […]
Bird watching is a wonderful activity to get involved with. There are many benefits to taking part in bird watching, for you and for the environment. It’s easy to get started, and there is lots of support for people who are new to bird watching. If you are interested in trying bird watching then here […]