Rare finch causes hearts to flutter

Rare finch causes hearts to flutter

The hawfinch has landed! Find out more about this shy bird, and extra news just for subscribers, in our latest Subs Club for November 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…
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…