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How to Attract Great Tits To Your Garden

How to Attract Great Tits To Your Garden

Most of the birds in the tit family are easily recognised by their vibrant plumage, particularly the blue tit. It's cousin, the great tit has a similarly striking appearance, including greenish-yellow feathers, white cheeks and a black cap. I see other members of the...

Best Bird Watching Monocular 2020

Best Bird Watching Monocular 2020

My garden isn't huge, I mean it's big enough but not what you'd exactly call sprawling. Sometimes it's nice to get a close-up view of the birds at my feeders, without spooking them and frightening them away. I do own a good pair of binoculars but find for the distance...

Do Magpies Mate for Life?

Do Magpies Mate for Life?

One for sorrow, two for joy... this makes me think that solitary magpies are lonely and only become happy when they're in a pair. To some degree, this is true, magpies are thought to have earned their bad reputation in part due to their willingness to attack when...

Are Magpies Territorial?

Are Magpies Territorial?

There's no denying that magpies have a bad reputation. With their scavenging and predatory nature, few people are happy to find them in their garden. If you have ever heard their noisy squawking or seemingly seen them chase off other birds or cats from your garden,...

Are Magpies Lucky or Unlucky?

Are Magpies Lucky or Unlucky?

The magpie has a fairly bad reputation often due to it's bullying nature and propensity to steal from other nests and human homes. This made me wonder how he became shrouded in so much superstition and whether magpies are unlucky. Folklore would have us believe that...

Best Nesting Box for Wrens

Best Nesting Box for Wrens

Did you know that the male wren is an industrious little bird who thinks nothing of building several nests in the same vicinity, in the hope of attracting the mate of his dreams? He thinks that by offering her a wide choice of accommodation she is most likely to...

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