Swallow Chicks Fledge

Last weekend there were five swallow chicks in  a swallows nest in the mill house. The parents had been busily flying in and out of the mill house to feed them. On Saturday morning the chicks were resting on the roof truss in the mill house before they fledged over the weekend. All this week … Read more

The Claro Tree Sparrow Project

David at treesparrow.com has initiated a project in the Claro area of North Yorkshire to place 300 nest boxes for Tree Sparrows throughout the area. The project is very keen to hear from the farming and rural communities if they see Tree Sparrows on their land or in their gardens.  Their website has plenty of helpful information … Read more

What To Feed Pigeons

I do not keep pigeons myself but have read that pigeons need: * Grain for energy, protein and fibre. * Minerals grits, powdered minerals and trace elements. Grains make up the bulk of a pigeon’s diet.Some grains are better than others. Dried field peas/beans make an excellent staple food. Peas are high in protein and … Read more