Celebrating the Goldfinch


British wildlife is incredibly diverse. It is possible to attract a variety of fascinating creatures into your garden, even if you live in an urban area. One of the more colourful and exotic looking visitors that you might be able to enjoy is the beautiful goldfinch.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Investigating the colour preference of birds


Two teenagers from Somerset have won the GSK UK Young Scientists of the Year award at the annual Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers competition. George Rabin and Ed Thurlow won their award after conducting a study of garden birds. The duo wanted to investigate which colour birds are most attracted to and the […]

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

A Seedy Neighbourhood?


Wild bird feeders are popular investments and it isn’t difficult to see why. Enabling you to watch a wide variety of birds in your own garden, feeders are inexpensive and so provide hours of cheap entertainment! (Sorry!) But in your enthusiasm to feed the birds you could be causing a few issues. All that food […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The World’s New Most Expensive Racing Pigeon


In 2013 a Belgian bird was purchased by a Chinese enthusiast for 310,000 euro and became the world’s most expensive racing pigeon. Bolt, named after sprinter Usain Bolt, was the subject of much media attention with his impressive price tag. But now the cost of this bird has been eclipsed by an even more incredible […]

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Eggs Lose Free-Range Status


Millions of eggs sold in the UK will temporarily lose their free-range status following measures to prevent the spread of bird flu. Since December poultry has had to be kept indoors due to Government orders. But under European Union Rules, the eggs of birds which have been housed for more than 12 weeks cannot be […]

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Animal Cafes – A Real Hoot?


If you love animals, then you have probably noticed the trend for animal cafes. More and more of these establishments are springing up all over the world giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy their tea or coffee in the company of a variety of furry friends. Most of these cafes feature cats and dogs but […]

Thursday, March 16th, 2017