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The Best Ways To Help Garden Birds During Sudden Weather Change

It’s no secret Irish weather can be unpredictable, with sunny skies one minute and a downpour of rain and thunder the next. During the winter you’d often see all seasons in one day, with a blanket of white snow sometimes thrown into the mix. This chaotic weather can sometimes wreak havoc on our garden birds, especially during the colder months when foraging food becomes more difficult. In this blog post, we’ll go through the best ways you can help your...

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5 Ways to Encourage Birds to your Garden

Birds are wonderful visitors to have in your garden, often making for a relaxing  watch from your window. Attracting birds to your garden is relatively easy and straightforward if you know what they are looking for. In order for birds to thrive, they need plenty of food, water, and shelter; three things which can be found in most back gardens. If you want to entice birds to your garden, read below our top tips. 1. Provide Bird Food One sure fire way...

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Excessive Heat: 5 Ways To Help Garden Birds in Summer

Irish weather, for the most part, is unpredictable, but we are not shy of the occasional heatwave. When it gets hot outside, we need to be mindful of how much shade we’re under and water we’re consuming, and the same can be said for the local wildlife. Garden birds need shelter, water, and shade to stay cool and hydrated during the warmer months, and because they lack the ability to sweat, it makes it all more important that they...

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Winter: Ten Ways to Help Ireland’s Garden Birds

Winter can be a hard time for Ireland’s garden birds. The cold weather, the lack of food, and the struggle to keep warm can prove tough on the local wildlife. The good news is, there’s plenty of ways to help your birds fend off the freezing weather. From providing a reliable, energy filled food source to crafting a cosy nestbox, here are our top ten ways to help Irish garden birds during the cold snap. 1. Regular feeding schedule Garden birds...

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I Found a Baby Bird, What Do I Do?

It is not unusual to find baby birds out of their nest during the spring and summer time. Most of the time, there is no need to be worried or concerned about the bird; the parents are often keeping a watchful eye from up above. Baby birds often leave the nest before they are fully capable of flight, such as Blackbirds and Robins. After a while of being on the ground, the young bird will begin to get hungry...

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Breeding Season: How to Help Ireland’s Garden Birds

What is Breeding Season? Breeding season occurs each year, usually around the spring time for many garden birds. Birds begin constructing their nests, flying to and from their nesting sites in search of materials. Males being attracting mates by showing off bright breeding plumage during courtship displays, by delivering food to females, by displaying their nest-building abilities, and by singing or calling. Once the male has found a female mate and have mated, the female will lay eggs and in some species,...

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Bird Feeders: The Different Types and What You Need To Know

 As there are many different types of birds, there are many different types of bird feeders, and if you want to attract a variety of bird species to your garden, it is a good idea to stock up on lots of feeders and tables. You’ll find that some bird species are more inclined to use one kind of feeder over another. In this blog, we’ll talk about the different types of bird feeders, what feeders to use to attract certain...

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Types of Garden Bird Food

Feeding garden birds has become an enjoyable activity for many, and with winter just around the corner, it is more important than ever to give whatever care we can to these wild animals. In cold weather when the ground freezes and foraging food becomes difficult, feeding birds can be the difference between life and death and preserving diverse bird species. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the types of bird food, how to attract birds to your garden,...

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I Found an Injured Bird-What Do I Do?

It’s not uncommon to find an injured bird, as they often find themselves in the midst of dangers. Whether it is accidentally flying into a window, falling out of a nest or sustaining an injury due to predators like cats, birds can easily hurt themselves and require some care before returning to full health. In this blog post, we’ll give you advice on what to do if you find an injured bird in distress in your garden. In most cases,...

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The Wren: A Guide to Ireland’s Garden Birds

Wrens are tiny birds that are frequent visitors to Irish gardens. Known as the ‘Dreoilín’ in Irish, they normally fly short distances in a steady straight line with rapid wing beats. They are a common resident throughout Ireland and be spotted dashing through bushes, darting back and forth amongst the stems of undergrowth, shying away from other birds and animals. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through how to spot the tiny wren in your garden, how to feed...

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