On the 23rd of February 2020, members of Dunblane Wildlife undertook the removal of three swift nest boxes from the Churches Houses, with kind permission from the owners. The boxes, partially obstructed by vegetation, were not ideally situated for use by swifts, which need a clear flight-path in and out of a potential nesting site. … More Re-locating Swift Boxes
This winter has seen a mini “invasion” of Waxwings into Scotland. These exotically coloured Starling-sized birds breed in remote birch and spruce forests of northern Scandinavia. In winter they feed on berries – especially rowans. In some years the berry crop in Scandinavia fails, leading to a mass migration of Waxwings across the North Sea. … More Trilling in the Treetops
Keeping your bird feeders clean is important during the winter months, helping to prevent the spread of disease between birds who visit your garden. For example, greenfinches have declined by almost 50% in just ten years in the UK due to the spread of trichomonosis, a parasite-induced disease which prevents the birds from feeding properly. … More How Clean is your Bird Feeder?