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13 Nov

Bird of The Month – The Red Wing, An Article by Mike Stentiford…

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NOT having the benefit of a crystal ball, it’s unlikely that anyone can accurately predict what the coming winter has in store for us. One thing we can be fairly certain of, however, is the arrival from Scandinavia of Europe’s smallest member of the thrush family, the redwing. For what it’s worth, I personally think [...]

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Published Date: 13 Nov 2011
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09 Nov

The Annual ‘Moot Camp’ Starlings on the move… An article by Mike Stentiford

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DESPITE an international decline in numbers, the ubiquitous starling still manages to up its seasonal credibility doesn’t it? This active persona is not the sole copyright of individual birds, of course, but in the spectacularly mega gatherings – known as moots – now taking to the evening skies at all points of the British compass. [...]

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Published Date: 09 Nov 2011
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07 Nov

Why We Love November…

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With the weather taking a turn for the worst and gardens beginning to ice over, November isn’t always the most popular month for gardeners. There is however, lots to look forward to! Christmas is a wonderful time of year, fill your garden with a stunning winter display consisting of seed heads, grasses and stunning hellebores. [...]

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Published Date: 07 Nov 2011
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17 Oct

Bird of The Month – An article by Mike Stentiford

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I’M sure you would agree that, some twenty-five years ago, few of us would have given a second glance at a flock of house sparrows! After all, such were their huge populations – in city, town and countryside – they were almost regarded as a bit of a pest yet, how times and situations have [...]

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Published Date: 17 Oct 2011
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13 Oct

A Summer of Discontent – An Article by Mike Stentiford

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WHILE we can all now reflect on the fact that few accolades or medals are likely to be awarded to the summer of 2011, we can, nevertheless, imagine the relief felt by the majority of our wildlife that the busy breeding season is now all done and dusted! For our garden birds especially, the fickle weather [...]

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Published Date: 13 Oct 2011
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26 Sep

Help Your Garden Birds!

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As summer’s bounty diminishes and winter takes hold, birds will find it harder to feed themselves. Take action by filling your bird tables and feeders with goodies to help your garden friends. We have a brilliant selection of wild bird feed full of fibre, protein, fat and carbohydrates essential for the survival of your garden birds. Why not try our [...]

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Published Date: 26 Sep 2011
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11 Sep

What Wildlife to Expect in September!

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Goldfinches will be picking at beetles, bugs and the seed heads of thistles and teasels this time of year. Help your garden birds through the cold weather with our bird feeder below. Also look out for wall butterflies basking in the sun and flying off at top speed, rabbits rising earlier in the morning and mating [...]

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Published Date: 11 Sep 2011
Category: Bird Care, Wildlife
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07 Sep

Bird of The Month- The Linnet! An article by Mike Stentiford

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I have to say that linnets appear to have done remarkably well this summer; or at least they certainly have here in Jersey! That they have gone forth and multiplied so successfully should bring pleasure to everyone especially as the species always proves so synonymous with sparkling summer days. The linnet is a bonny little [...]

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Published Date: 07 Sep 2011
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06 Sep

The Early Risers – Town & Country! An Article by Mike Stentiford

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WHETHER it’s about the cost of living, car ownership or what grows best in our gardens, surveys of all shapes and sizes now take place on a regular basis. While the majority of these studies have a serious outcome, others might appear to be undertaken for no other reason than curiosity. Take the one once carried out very [...]

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Published Date: 06 Sep 2011
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10 Jun

Bird Of the Month- The Blackcap

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Bird of the Month – The Blackcap HERE in Jersey it’s been a particularly musical springtime with every garden and woodland bird surpassing it self in the annual song-fest. I can only hope that the range and quality of the feathered choristers has likewise been as loud and as tuneful in the UK. For the [...]

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Published Date: 10 Jun 2011
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