Wondering where your garden birds have gone, or whether to clean out your nestbox?
Charlotte Ambrose from the RSPB’s Wildlife Enquiries team answers the common questions asked about nature in October, and also reveals what “putty pecking” is…
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Sounds like you are one of the lucky ones Jigbuster!
Hi Massmbula, that’s an interesting observation nest boxes are great for sheltering from strong winds especially if facing in the right direction to avoid them.
Hi Richard, The small garden birds do love the shelter of hedges and don’t like to be too far from them so they can make a quick get away. But it is still good to have the feeders in a more central position, as then they have a full 360 view and can keep an eye out for the local sparrowhawk, that rely on the element of surprise
I love the video showing/sharing more information about birds. I will give my love birds the best attention. concrete contractors rochester mn
Interesting - I've had feeders out since June and they've been quite busy the last few weeks, in a quite small back yard/garden. Plenty of goldfinch, greenfinch, blue, great & coal tits, dunnocks and the odd robin, plus a patrolling sparrowhawk at least a couple of times. Coal tits have been taking sunflower hearts to cache elsewhere. I think some of the blackbirds are off in the woods getting natural food though. I'm sure I had several visiting but maybe down to two at the moment.
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