Feeding garden birds has become one of the most popular pastimes in the UK. Scientists at British Trust for Ornithology and Exeter University have now revealed that our love of birds is really making a difference and in ways you might not have imagined. We are impacting avian behaviour and ecology but also the evolution […]
In recent years, there has been a trend for berries appearing earlier on plants and hedgerows. Climate change is certainly behind the early fruiting but this year, a warm, dry spring followed by a wet summer has resulted in both early berries and bountiful berries. All of which has been great news for foragers and […]
When Feeding Birds Could Land You in Jail Feeding wild birds is generally a good thing and so those niger seeds in your back garden are unlikely to land you in hot water, unless your neighbour has a bird phobia! But feeding pigeons can be problematic. Pigeon poop can cause a huge amount of damage […]
Would You Eat Your Canary Food? This probably sounds like a stupid question. Why would you want to eat bird seed? Well, it turns out that your canary food might actually be very good for you.
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 […]
What Not to feed Garden Birds Many garden birds will struggle to find enough food this winter. You can help them to survive by providing good sources of nutrition. You will find the high-quality bird foods that you need right here at Little Peckers. You might also wish to offer your feathered visitors some leftovers. […]
Australian Lorikeets Discovered Eating Meat Avian experts in Australia have recently experienced something of a surprise. They have found that several native species of parrot will eat meat. This dramatically changes what they knew about the birds and scientists are unsure as to the implications of this discovery.
Unique Nesting Boxes for New London Postcode Earlier this year, the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch revealed that the number of garden birds in the capital is on the decline. The most common species seem to have been gradually disappearing, however, this year the situation looked even worse due to the mild winter.
How to Tackle the Slug Epidemic Without Harming Wild Birds Did you know that Britain could be on the verge of a slug epidemic? Nobody wants slugs in their garden as these slimy critters will devastate plants. There are always some slugs about but many are usually killed off during the winter. The slug population […]