Getting to know your nesting neighbours

Many of us, I’m sure, over the last few weeks, have seen birds carrying nest material or even food for those early broods of chicks. It’s a fantastic sight, isn’t it? This spring, in my garden in Cardiff, I’ve been lucky enough to have a pair of Dunnocks and Blackbirds nesting. I usually have Blue... Continue Reading →

Free Guide to Celebrate National Nest Box Week 2019

National Nest Box Week 2019 (NNBW) starts today, 14 February. Why not take part by erecting a nest box in your garden or (with the landowners permission) a local greenspace? Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast as gardens are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired. This is... Continue Reading →

Blue Tits missing from your garden?

The winter months are normally a busy time for Blue Tits in our gardens. However, the latest figures from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) show that numbers are down, probably due to a wet summer. During the winter months a lack of food in the wider countryside encourages both adult and juvenile Blue Tits... Continue Reading →

Mass Exodus from Back Garden

It’s as if somebody’s flicked the ‘Off’ switch this week in my back garden in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Up until last weekend I could almost guarantee seeing a bird or two out there if I was willing to wait no more than around 5 minutes. But now, it’s almost completely deserted for most of the day.... Continue Reading →

Siskin Success

Siskins have been ever present in my garden over the last month or so, with males, females and family parties all busy wrestling with the Goldfiches over nyjer, mixed seed and sunflower hearts.  They are an occasional winter visitor in my garden and certainly not regular through summer in years gone by. It's with great... Continue Reading →

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