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Forum: Nest Boxes 20th June 2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
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Hello Chloe, I've been away for nearly a...

Hello Chloe,

I've been away for nearly a month, I'm sorry for the delayed reply. Sometimes the birds will desert the nest if something distresses them and, if there's time, try again. If one of...
Forum: Nest Boxes 23rd May 2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 37,634
Hi Barbara You're wise to be cautious about...

Hi Barbara

You're wise to be cautious about disturbing the chicks, but if the chicks are of any size you should be fine to open the nest box to re-position the camera.

The best way is to...
Forum: Nest Boxes 17th May 2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,108
It's a pleasure, I'm glad it was helpful. ...

It's a pleasure, I'm glad it was helpful.

The incubation time is 12 to 16 days and the nestlings fledge after 16 to 22 days. From what you've observed you may have another three weeks to wait. ...
Forum: Nest Boxes 16th May 2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,108
It might be a problem if you are going to be in...

It might be a problem if you are going to be in close proximity to the nest box. In many areas the Blue Tits are just about to fledge so hopefully you won't have too long to wait.

If you see lots...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 11th March 2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Hello My first thought was that they might...

Hello

My first thought was that they might be "snuffle holes" caused by badgers rooting for for food such as earthworms or leatherjackets. If the holes are leading into burrows I imagine they're...
Forum: Members Suggestions 27th October 2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,894
Hi Jenny Apologies once again for the delay...

Hi Jenny

Apologies once again for the delay in replying to you due to me being away on holiday. I'll have a word with my colleagues to see if we can improve our plant listings to help people with...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 27th October 2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,562
Hi Jenny I've been on holiday, I'm very...

Hi Jenny

I've been on holiday, I'm very sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

Thank you for spreading the word on the risks to dogs from foods containing sultanas and raisins, the more...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 15th July 2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,566
Hi Rosie I'm very sorry for the delay in...

Hi Rosie

I'm very sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

The 500ml bars are 140mm high and 75mm in diameter; the 1 litre bars are 180mm high and 90mm in diameter.
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 29th June 2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,652
Hello Thank you for your enquiry. ...

Hello

Thank you for your enquiry.

Jackdaws are intelligent and persistent birds that won’t be able to resist a good supply of energy rich food, but hopefully the problem will soon...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 15th April 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,884
The rule of thumb with most foods is three...

The rule of thumb with most foods is three months, but if kept dry, cool and out of sunlight that period can easily be extended.

If the kibbled sunflower hearts are past their best they will...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 24th March 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,884
Very sorry to hear that. I'll have a word with...

Very sorry to hear that. I'll have a word with our quality control team to see if there have been any issues with the kibbled hearts.
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 9th February 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,602
Hello Rosie The small mesh version of the...

Hello Rosie

The small mesh version of the ground guard that we sell will discourage small numbers of Starlings, but if you have a determined flock a few bold individuals usually force their way...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 6th November 2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,003
Hi Jenny, your garden sounds like a great haven...

Hi Jenny, your garden sounds like a great haven for local wildlife and flora! It's interesting that the Bullfinch pair are so comfortable with people but aggressive to other birds. The species...
Forum: General Bird & Wildife Talk 4th November 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,003
Hi Jenny, that's quite unusual as Bullfinches are...

Hi Jenny, that's quite unusual as Bullfinches are normally very shy. They seem to pair for life and usually stay together throughout the year, with the female being the more dominant of the two. ...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 21st July 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,692
It's fascinating to see the way that the birds'...

It's fascinating to see the way that the birds' preferences vary over the year. Please let us all know how the birds react to the heat-treated seed. It will be interesting to see whether it remains...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 15th July 2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,692
Hi Heat treating seed can reduce its ability...

Hi

Heat treating seed can reduce its ability to germinate, almost to zero if the appropriate temperature is reached, but the heating process also reduces the nutritional benefit of the seed to the...
Forum: Nest Boxes 23rd June 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,054
Hi Any water-based product should be fine...

Hi

Any water-based product should be fine for use on the outside of the nest box. House Sparrows can sometimes put in a surprise appearance and are capable of building nests quite quickly so...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 30th April 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,637
Hi Kathy That's good to hear! The House...

Hi Kathy

That's good to hear!

The House Sparrow colony that we share the site with adore the mealworms, and a few other species also take advantage of the supply!
Forum: Say Hello 30th April 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,469
Welcome to the Forum!

Hello Genequeen and welcome to the Forum! Thank you for introducing yourself.

Chris Packham's Massacre on Malta campaign showed some shocking images and quite distressing footage, but I was...
Forum: Bird Food, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables & Bird Baths 11th March 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,392
Hi Nyjer seeds (and sunflower hearts)...

Hi

Nyjer seeds (and sunflower hearts) contain lots of calories, which is what makes them so valuable for wild birds living very energetic lives. I wonder if the information you have been...
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