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Solar panels and bird nests
In our street a lot of houses have the solar panels fitted. I have just been outside and noticed that the sparrows are taking nest material behind the solar panels on to the ledges that hold the panels. Might this boost sparrow and starling populations. Anyone else notice this?
9 Mar 2012
Do Bullfinches mate for life?
I have just discovered that there has already been a lot of Bullfinch chat, however I cannot see the answer to my question- do bullfinches mate for life? I am lucky enough to have a pair coming regularly to my feeder (I live five miles from the centre of Birmingham) They are still coming together every...
6 Oct 2009
baby birds fallen from nest
Hi everyone, Next door have got a tall tree in their front garden and yesterday we saw that a baby songthrush had fallen and died. This morning I saw there were 2 more there on the grass. I went over and prodded them and they woke up, the sun was shining down on them and they were flaking a bit. There...
27 Jun 2010
Re: no birds
Hello irenenimmo Try changing the bird food every day and if you have any flat surface put one out and put a cup full of bird food on it
29 Jan 2010
A Robin has been feeding our Blue Tit Family...
We have been watching for a couple of weeks a Robin that has been feeding our Blue Tit family nesting in our box on the side of the barn. Every evening they have taken it in turns to feed, with all parties very happy with the arrangement and no aggression. Today two chicks fledged (on a cold and wet...
30 May 2011
I am moving home at the end of the year and I will be leaving a group of sparrows and a few dunnocks and a robin who pretty much depend on me for food and water. I am very concerned that they will die after I have gone, especially as it will be in the wintertime. I plan to leave a lot of my home made...
18 Aug 2010
Re: Cloud seeding and the effect on birds etc
Hi Silver compound? So that means it is mixed with something, do we know what? And also are CFC's being sprayed as the propellant? There has been a heavy cloud seeding campaign over my area over the past couple of months ie Birmingham. I think it would be useful to know exactly what we and...
12 Aug 2010
Hi There. My mother has just rescued a very unwell and soggy baby dunnock from the garden. The thing is very small and hasn't even opened it's eyes yet so looks like it shouldn't have fledged. As you can see, it doesn't look good. It has taken two or three meal worms but doesn't...
6 Jun 2012
Blue Tit chicks
Hi I have just joined this forum, mainly to see if anyone can shed a light on something. We put up a bird box with a camera earlier this year. A blue tit made a beautiful nest in it and laid 8 eggs. They all hatched on the 26th of March. Everything was going brilliantly, they were all feeding really...
4 May 2012
Hi, I am a complete novice, not only on this site but in bird watching - though I DO recognise the birds that frequent our garden. We have been in this house for nearly 20 years and this year have noticed that a pair of crows are building a nest in the tree at the bottom of our garden. I have a bird...
17 Apr 2012
White Cockatoo in Esher, Surrey
Hello there, We have seen a white cockatoo at the bottom of our garden in Esher in Surrey. It must be a pet that has been released or escaped. Can anyone advise if it is worth notifying the RSPB perhaps to come and catch it or is it best to let nature just take its course? It is a beautiful...
19 Mar 2012
could it be a blackbird or a thrush
Just gone into my shed (which is open at the bottom and top - eco friendly) and there on top of the paint pots is a nest with a young lady sitting in there. I think it is a female blackbird and we are trying very hard not to go in there too often. But as we cannot fully identify has anyone got any...
14 Apr 2012
Newbie to bird watching!
HI, I am new to bird watching, have just started to watch the birds that appear in my garden and local fishing lake and want to buy a decent field guide to help me identify the birds I have seen and am unsure of. Any suggestions welcome! Thanks
8 Jan 2011
... there, I've said it and I'm sorry you had to read that word. Get yourself a stiff brandy and settle down before reading my heartrending crie de coure. Are you sitting comfortably? then I'll begin ... Before I start, let me state my position. I have nothing against cats, but...
4 Mar 2010
What time(s) do you see birds in your garden?
I find that most of the activity on my feeders happens between 10.30 and 12 - annoying as during the week I am at work at this time! I do sometimes see the odd blackbird or robin eating from the ground before I leave for work at 7.30/8, but not many and I never see birds on the feeders at this time....
23 Feb 2010
hi i am new to this site and was wondering if it is unusual to see baby robins at this time of year thanks to anyone who can help me
2 Jan 2012
Help! What do I do?
Hi - I'm new to this and I have a query which I would be extremely grateful for anyone's help! I have swallows (I think they are anyway) nesting in my garage. They are out of the nest now and practising zooming in & out of the garage and perch in the rafters looking gorgeous peering down...
17 Aug 2011
I've recently started feeding birds in my small urban garden. I've put peanuts into a plastic feeder which looks like this one http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/p/BirdFeeders/RSPB_Classic_seed_bird_feeders.htm Blue tits and great tits have been visiting, but.... The Great tits especially discard...
14 Mar 2010
Re: helo help with creating wildlife area
Hi Dye This sounds like a really interesting project and it would be great if you could share some pictures of the site with us so we can see what it looks like. Doggie has given a couple of good links there for planting advice and ponds, a water feature has great benefits to various wildlife and...
10 Oct 2011
We live in a residential area, where I am gradually managing to encourage birds to our garden. There are various trees in the neigbourhood and we attract the following birds; wren, robin, blue tit, great tit, coal tit, sparrow, starling, blackbird, collared dove, goldfinch, but which of these, if any...
21 May 2010
Do small birds like particular trees??
Hi everyone, I first thought of asking you this when I realised (after being in the garden for a few hours) that there was a huge variety of small birds in the massive conifer tree in the corner of my neighbours' garden (the majority of its braches poke into my garden.) I have a list of the birds...
27 Apr 2012
how can i make my garden more bird friendly and what is the best feed for all sorts of birds like black birds, tits ,wrens, finches, chaffinch, robins pigeons and doves
2 Nov 2012
How can I get more involved?
I have always loved birds, creepy crawlies and anything to do with nature. I really would love to know how I can get more involved with this kind of thing. I have quite a busy life but I would love to spare a few hours a month being at one with birds and nature. I am not interested in anything that involves...
16 Mar 2012
Why are some 'wild' garden birds easier to get close to than others?
Hi there I have often thought of this 'one' question about our garden birds We see our regular birds like Robins and Blackbirds which are easy to get close to, and they seem to like to be amongst human company. They follow us about and like to land on our hands. Then you look at other...
16 Jan 2011
Dunnock attacked by cat
About an hour ago I saw my neighbour's cat with Dunnock in my garden. The bird was moving so went out and took the cat away and asked my neighbour to lock it. The Dunnock sat itself up right as soon as the cat let go of it so I left it where it was. About 10 minutes ago when I checked on it it had...
15 May 2012
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