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Feeding painted ladies!
Feeding painted ladies!
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Dawn Chorus in January?
Dawn Chorus in January?
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See your birds up close
See your birds up close
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It's Hedgehog time again!
It's Hedgehog time again!
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David Baxter 28/03/2020 0
The lovely picture of a Vole is by Claudie.   British Bird Food are a small family run business operating from home in a small village in Shropshire. So we are able to continue to serve our customers, both new and existing from home and in complete isolation.   We are very busy so it may take an extra day to get your order but that doesn't seem to be causing any problems so far.   We have closed our retail shop, but continue to serve local customers from our house, obeying all of the guidelines in doing so.   There is no shortage of stock and we have plenty in store of all fresh produc...
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Feeding painted ladies!

Feeding painted ladies!

David Baxter 25/01/2020 0
Painted Ladies in the house!   This year saw a mass of Painted Lady Butterflies arrive in Britain and they are still around. Butterflies go to sleep in the Winter and like to find warm dark places that they can drowse in. They don't actually hibernate so they are using energy even though they are not very active.   To tell you about our experience this year may sound quite familiar, so we hope it might help.   back in November we noticed three or four Painted Lady Butterflies on the window sills around the house, thought nothing about it other than we were blessed to have so many, but as...
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Dawn Chorus in January?

Dawn Chorus in January?

David Baxter 06/01/2020 0
Once again the seasons are changing.   If you listen closely at dawn, the birds are singing like it is May! Last year we had downpours of rain in Springtime and the birds and animals were caught out with disastrous results on the young. This year we have a mild start to the new year and the Daffodils and Snowdrops are well on their way up, but it is the first time I have heard such a dawn chorus in January.   Some birds like the Blackbirds are already pairing up and that is not too unusual, but the smaller birds are singing so they can attract a mate and that is not so good, because if we...
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See your birds up close

See your birds up close

David Baxter 05/11/2019 0
See your garden birds up close with window feeders. It is fantastic to see your garden birds enjoying their food every day, now you can watch them even closer. We have three options for you to chose from in the way of window feeders. Observer Window Feeder Up Close Window Feeder I Love Robins Window Feeder All of the above have the same suckers that keep them secured to your window and still allow you to remove the feeder for cleaning. All of the feeders have a roof so your garden bird food can be kept dry and fresh. Even better - they all come with the lifetime guarantee, meaning that ...
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It's Hedgehog time again!

It's Hedgehog time again!

David Baxter 21/09/2019 0
As September draws to an end, the Hedgehogs need our help.   Late September and the nights are drawing in, the mornings have a nip in the air and the little Hedgehogs are scurrying around our gardens, looking for food and shelter with an inborn instinct that tells them to fatten up ready for the hibernation of Winter.   The few Hedgehogs in our garden seem to be quite healthy, although we did see a small one last week but I think he was just passing through as it were. We leave our tried and tested Hedgehog food out each night and between one and five Hedgehogs turn up and scoff the lot! I...
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Year of the Poppy

Year of the Poppy

David Baxter 24/07/2019 0
This year seems to have been a particularly good one for wild poppies. Take a look at the picture, it is our veg patch. This year we have taken a different approach to growing mainly veg and surrounding it with borders of colourful flowers to attract pollinating insects as we have been doing for many years. This year we have scattered Poppy seeds and Cornflowers over the soil and let them take on the main growing volume of the soil. As well as planting border flowers around the patch. This has meant we have planted some veg later than usual (Beans, Courgettes and Leaks) while at the same ti...
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