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  • Forum Thread: How long do homemade fat balls keep?

    Hi, I want to make some homemade fat balls as Christmas presents but am very new to this so have a few questions. I plan to use biscuit cutters to mould them into pretty shapes like hearts and stars, to hang with string. Do I refridgerate for about a day? Then would lard set hard enough to be able to...
  • Forum Thread: How close can bird boxes be?

    At the start of the year (2014) i put up a bird box with a video camera in it, we now have a blue tit in it every night (its Nov), I was hoping to put up more but i don't know how close i can put them, i don't want to push the current blue tit out, but i live in a four plex ( i have a neighbour...
  • Forum Thread: House Sparrows Roost Destroyed

    A large colony of house sparrows has been roosting for years in a a couple of large conifers trees a few gardens down from me. During the day, they frequently come into my garden for food and to sit in a small tree and my hedge. I'm concerned to see that the large conifers in which they roost are...
  • Forum Thread: Birding and twitching

    Hi, My name is Holly, and I’m studying Product Design at The Glasgow School of Art, in Scotland. Our project at the moment, 'Fringe' is looking into sub-cultures. We have to choose a ‘fringe’ group that is often ignored by mainstream design. The aim of the project is to design a product or...
  • Forum Thread: school project

    Hi everyone, I am doing an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) for A-level, and I would like to design a product that would aid the conservation of wildlife, in particular, birds. Can anyone think of any problems that come up in the conservation of wildlife, that could use a product to help the problem...
  • Forum Thread: Birds of the north

    We moved north from Surrey to Northumberland 2 years' ago, leaving a garden with a large bird contingent. The bird table and multiple feeders came with us and were some of the first things to be installed. At first, it was slow, but within a week or so the tits started feeding (blue, great, cole...
  • Media: Great Tit on a stick

    Taken at Lochwinnoch RSPB centre
  • Media: long tail tit

    the cotswolds
  • Forum Thread: House Martin nests

    Hi. I'm new to the forum, so forgive me if I'm asking a question already answered somewhere. We have had, for the past few years, a small but growing colony of House Martins nesting in my workshop - now about 5 nests. Sadly, in the interests of a healthy working environment and to preserve my...
  • Blog Post: Autumn- What's about Portmore Lough

    Autumn is the transitional period between summer and winter and is a period of glutany for most animals. Known as harvest season for both animals and humans a like, autumn is when most crops, vegetables, fruit and berries will be harvested eaten or stored for consumption later in the year. Migration...
  • Media: Wheatear.

    Wheatear at RSPB Mearsehead.
  • Media: Sand Martins

    Sand Martins at Barons Haugh RSPB.What a lucky shot.
  • Media: Mute Swan vs Whopper Swan

    Whopper Swan being chased through LochWinnoch
  • Media: Wren with Caterpillar

    taken at Loch of Kinnordy RSPB
  • Blog Post: BirdFair 2014 (Part One)

    It was my great pleasure to visit the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Waters a couple of weekends back. This was my second visit to the fair, I blogged about my first a couple of years ago. So I am still very mu ch a newbie at the biggest festival of Birdwatching in the British Isles. I had to...
  • Blog Post: Adding that personal touch

    Is it just us or does everything seem to be personalised these days? From having your name written on your coffee cup by your local barista to being able to do your shopping online on a virtual mannequin that looks like your doppelgänger, everything is customised and tailored to our needs. Here...
  • Forum Reply: RE: How to keep crows and jackdaws off your bird feeders (but still let them share nicely!).

    Hi, We've independently found the same solution, but on our birdtables, which we also supply squirrel baffles for! The hanging baskets fit just inside the rim of the table. We're at: www.birdtables.org.uk. We haven't got the hanging baskets on the website yet though we've done the photo...
  • Media: Robin

  • Media: All fluffed up

    A fledgling Blue Tit all fluffed up
  • Media: Northern Gannets with chick

    14 June 2014
  • Media: Guillemots and chick

    14 June 2014
  • Media: Kittiwake chicks

    14 June 2014
  • Media: Atlantic Puffin on cliffside

    14 June 2014
  • Media: Courting Gannets

    14 June 2014
  • Media: Atlantic Puffin

    03 May 2014