What Do Coal Tits Eat

Coal tits are regular visitors to my bird tables but, each trip is so fleeting it is sometimes difficult to tell what they are eating. If you’re a regular reader of mine, you know that my feeders are always well stocked with various treats. It seems as though the smallest member of the tit family … Read more

What do Blue Tits Eat?

Before now, blue tits had a monopoly on the relatively tricky feeder types people were distributing. The small birds could only feed on coconut shells filled with fat or on chains of monkey nuts. They were also the bird that most often stole cream from milk bottles that normally stood at the door. What to … Read more

What Do Blackbirds Eat

My garden seems to be a haven for the local blackbirds; I am often awoken to the sound of them leading the dawn chorus. When it comes to feeding time, they seem at their happiest pecking in the lawn, borders, and beds. They’re obviously hunting for worms; which made me wonder when there are no … Read more

How To Stop Bird Seed From Germinating

Feeding visiting garden birds is a rewarding and fun activity, but, it might create more work if you don’t plan ahead. I’ve prepared a guide on how to stop birdseed from germinating beneath feeders. If you think smart and plan, it is possible to avoid any additional weeding. The positioning of hanging bird feeders, the … Read more

What do Wrens Eat?

If you have never seen wrens in your garden you will have probably heard them. They are one of the most common songbirds in the UK and spend their time in gardens and woodland the whole year-round. They are particularly shy birds yet enjoy singing at the top of their lungs from branches low amongst … Read more

What Do Siskins Eat?

The siskin, which is a small member of the finch family, has found a new love – peanuts! It wasn’t that long ago when it was a rare sight for us mortals to have a siskin feeding in our gardens. But in recent years, it appears that these little birds are happy to venture more … Read more

What Do Nuthatches Eat?

I love hearing the cheeky nuthatch in the garden as it devours all the bird food it can get from my bird feeder. They are really fussy eaters, and so it’s a rare occasion for them to grace us with their presence – they aren’t rare birds at all, but they are renowned for their … Read more

What Do Kingfishers Eat?

There’s only one type of kingfisher in the UK, and it is a fantastic little bird with its beautiful, metallic blue and orange plumage – it’s a real treat to see one of these chappies as they swoop towards the water, that’s for sure… In the UK, you’ll find that the kingfisher likes to live … Read more

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