The wildlife pond in the garden has lots of activity going on at the moment both above and below the waterline. We have had huge numbers of Damsel Flies hovering above the surface making the most of the warm sunshine to find a mate Belonging to the same family as the Dragonfly, a [...]
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Over the last 24 hours, we have observed some examples of bird behaviour that remind us how interesting they are as they go about their daily business. Yesterday I was stood at the bottom of the garden when a loud 'drumming' commenced in the old wild cherry tree above. This in [...]
A lot of our customers and friends have been reporting regular Sparrow Hawk activity in the garden. Although it can be upsetting to see your cherished garden birds becoming prey for a hungry Sparrow Hawk, it does tend to illustrate a healthy local ecosystem and raptors were under such pressure in the [...]
Nest building and egg laying is in full swing in the garden with most nest boxes now occupied. Thick evergreen shrubs like yew and Juniper provide ideal nest sites for garden birds and the Blackbirds have laid 4 eggs in the nest constructed in the Yew. It is likely to be [...]
We posted previously that a Heron has been visiting our wildlife garden pool and this morning I was sat working at the table when he returned and took up fishing position at the shallow end. He/she kindly posed for a photograph and remained quite unconcerned at my proximity until a frog [...]
Some welcome sunshine today and looking out of the window I noticed a male Bullfinch in the garden. We don't have many visit us, although last year a pair did nest in a Yew bush, He was searching the buds on the shrubs, I expect for insects emerging to make [...]
We were delighted to have numbers of Greenfinches with us for the Easter weekend. The most I counted was 7, all arriving together and enjoying the Peckaballs and Peanuts ! This is not the most attractive picture of Greenfinches, but it's worth noting that head-on, they look rather unusual with [...]
The temperature has dropped a degree or two today and our birds have been focussed on the suet feeders. There was an interesting item on last Sunday’s Countryfile all about the 3 UK species of woodpeckers which lived up to their reputation as being quite illusive and were very camera [...]
We put up a squirrel Peanut ‘Wreath’ first thing this morning and ‘our’ reds have been fixated on it. Although only a few feet from a feed box full of Super Deluxe Squirrel Mix ( including hazel nuts) , they have ignored this in the main and have been squabbling over [...]
We sell a large number of window feeders at the Birds' Bistro and we are big fans of them at home too. They allow you to get very close to your birds and are a great distraction from domestic duties in the kitchen! Despite having 4 designated feeding [...]