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Welcome to the Green Feathers blog. Read all our latest wildlife guides, bird watching tips and more to help you get close to nature in your garden. Get your bird box cameras and wildlife cameras to spot the wildlife in habitats around your garden today.

Experience The Big Garden Bird Watch
Photo by Patrice_Audet on Pixabay Are you an avid birdwatcher or just an admirer of nature? Either way, the Big Garden Bird Watch is an exciting...
Christmas Delivery Dates
Don't get in a flap this Christmas! Keep a cool head and order your Green Feathers gifts in time for the big day. Below are our final...
Green Feathers App Updates May 2022
We have worked tirelessly for months to improve the Green Feathers app, and we're finally there!
World Wildlife Day 2022
World Wildlife Day To celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora    2022 theme:  “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”    World...
How To Stop Herons Eating Pond Fish
  If you have a pond in your garden, you might have experienced the impact herons can have on your fish. Given the chance, they’ll eat...
Bird Of the Month - Pheasant
  While pheasants are a familiar sight in the British countryside and appear well-suited to their habitat they are in fact an introduced, non-native species. Originally...
Bird of the Month – Blackbird
Blackbird – Turdus Merula Length: 25cm Wingspan: 34-39cm Weight: 80-100g Average Lifespan: 3 years  How to spot them: The males are the stereotypical looking Blackbird; however, the females are counterintuitively brown with various spots and lines on their breast...
5 Ways To Attract Birds To Your Garden
Whether you live in a countryside haven or the heart of a bustling city, the chances are that you want your outdoor space to feel like...
Best Ways To Watch Garden Wildlife Without Disturbing It
There's no doubt about it, there are few things in this world more enjoyable than watching wildlife in your own garden. Whether you're a teacher relaxing...
Bird Of The Month - Barn Owl
Image taken using a Green Feathers Bird Box Camera Barn Owl – Tyto Alba Length: 30-40cm Wingspan: 80-100cm Weight: 250-500g Average Lifespan: 2-5 years  One of Britain's favourites: The Barn Owl is an elegant hunting machine that win's...
Top 10 Most Common Birds In The UK
The UK is home to an abundant variety of birds. From the tiny wren to the giant osprey, 1,021 recorded species in Great Britain and its...
8 Reasons Why You're Not Seeing Birds in Your Bird Box
Birds are some of the most beautiful creatures on this planet. They come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny hummingbirds to huge eagles. And they're...
Bird Feeding: When Is The Best Time To Put Out Food?
Humans and birds have a long history. We would not be here today if we didn't share this planet with our winged cousins, as they sustain...
Top 5 Eco Friendly Bonfire Night Ideas
What effect does Bonfire Night have on the environment? This is a good question. Although the 5th November brings joy, colour, and community activities to most...
Top 10 Rarest Birds in the UK
Birdwatching has it all when it comes to picking up a hobby to partake in during your free time. It’s relaxing, it has excitement, and it...
Our New & Improved App
We've hatched a new update to our app!† Our updated iOS and Android app is now available to use‡ We are always looking for ways to...
Hedgehog-Friendly Ways to Stop Slugs In Your Garden
In order to protect our hedgehogs here in the UK, it’s important to take care when it comes to the attempt of getting rid of slugs...
What to Do When You See a Hedgehog Out in the Day
 Hedgehogs In Your Garden If you discover a hedgehog out in the day, whether you’re in your garden or if you’re watching on your hedgehog camera, chances...
How to Stop Bird Flying into Windows
Birds are a common part of day-to-day life, and we encounter them in nature on a regular basis. Whether it’s blackbirds in the garden, robins in...
What To Do If You Find a Baby Bird
Contrary to popular belief, it is perfectly normal to see baby birds seemingly on their own. And now that spring is here; it’s more likely that...
How To Help Nesting Birds in Your Garden
If you have noticed little Starlings, Robins, Greenfinches, Blue tits, and House Sparrows bringing your garden to life, you know that Spring is on the way!...