Canary Thefts in Kent


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Thieves Target Canaries in Kent A single canary in a bird cage is unlikely to attract the interest of thieves, but the collections of breeders are a very different story. Those who show or sell their birds are essentially advertising the fact that they have a collection and that could mean that they are targeted. […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Explosion of Parakeets!


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Are Ring-Necked Parakeets the New Pigeons? Ring-necked parakeets appear to have invaded Europe in large numbers and it looks like they are thriving and here to stay. A common sight in many parks and gardens around the UK, these bright green birds are becoming comfortable in their new territories and are Britain’s fastest growing bird […]

Monday, January 30th, 2017

The Parrot Posse


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The Parrot Posse Parrots are highly intelligent creatures which require constant stimulation if they are to remain happy. Bored birds soon start to suffer psychological problems and can end up pecking out their own feathers. It takes a bit more than parrot food and a cage to keep the average psisttacine perky.

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Fat Ball Bird Food Thefts


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Fat Ball Bird Food Thefts Fat balls provide much needed nutrition for wild birds in the winter months. Fat ball bird food is almost guaranteed to attract birds to your garden. But you might find that your balls, if you will pardon the expression, are also extremely popular with other animals. If your fat balls […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The Law and Egg Collecting


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Illegal Egg Collections If you have a bird house or bird houses in your garden, the one thing you absolutely must not do is collect any eggs which are laid in them. You will be breaking the law and the penalties can be severe. The bird house may be on your property but that does […]

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussion?


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Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussion? Are you fortunate enough to be visited by woodpeckers? Do you offer woodpecker food to encourage these fascinating birds to visit your garden? If so, then you will have observed their amazing behaviour. But had you ever wondered if woodpeckers get concussion or if that woodpecker food that you provide […]

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Is ‘Squirrel Proof Feeder’ A Misnomer?


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Bird Nut Mix Tempts Tenacious Squirrel If you like to offer your garden birds some bird nut mix, then a squirrel proof feeder is a great investment. But some squirrels are a little too enterprising for their own good. A Surrey couple recently discovered a squirrel trapped inside their squirrel proof feeder!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

TV Detectives and Stolen Bird Baths


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Large Reward Offered for Stolen Bird Bath If you are a fan of the television series Homicide Detective, then you could be forgiven for thinking that the city of Colorado Springs is a rather dangerous place to live. For those who haven’t seen the programme, the various episodes explain how retired detective, Joe Kenda, solved […]

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Chickens and your Garden


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Are Chickens a help of a hindrance to your garden? If you are thinking about keeping chickens, you might be wondering what impact they will have on your garden if you allow them to roam free. Will they help your garden to thrive or will they churn up your soil and eat many of your […]

Sunday, January 15th, 2017