Boxes for birds

Boxes for birds

National Nest Box Week lets you contribute to conservation efforts whilst gaining the pleasure of observing any breeding birds. For bird-lovers, Valentine’s Day marks the start of National Nest Box Week. The aim of the week, which runs from February 14 to 21 each year, is to encourage people to buy (or make) and put up a nest box, ready…
Mild Winter Boosts Smaller Birds

Mild Winter Boosts Smaller Birds

Over half a million people took part this year, counting over eight million birds. The results of the 37th RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which took place over the last weekend of January, are just in. Over half a million people took part this year, counting over eight million birds. The long-tailed tit has entered the Birdwatch top 10 for the…
Keep Nest Boxes Simple

Keep Nest Boxes Simple

Wildlife charity warns against novelty nest boxes for garden birds If you’re planning to put up a nest box in time for the bird breeding season, the RSPB has a message for you: please keep it simple. A basic wooden box is a much better bet than some of the novelty boxes currently on the market; the RSPB has spotted…