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Year of the hawfinch
Above: A rare hawfinch. Picture: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)
Last year saw a ‘waxwing winter’; this year it’s the turn of the lesser-known hawfinch. The UK’s largest finch, it has a massive, parrot-like…
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…
But despite being low maintenance guests, their summer accommodation is under threat.
If you are going to have company for the whole of the summer, you couldn’t get better house guests than swifts, who will be arriving soon for their annual trip.
If they were to answer a ‘housemates wanted’ ad they would be very clean, stay only 12 weeks…
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…
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