what do pigeons eat

What Do Pigeons Eat?

There were once dozens of species of pigeon in North America, but now there are only a handful remaining. Most pigeons are found in woodland and around farmland, however, they are also commonly spotted in parks and in gardens with bird feeders or platforms. Some of us have attempted to feed pigeons bread in large…

what do finches eat

What Do Finches Eat?

Finches are one of the most famous bird classifications in the world, thanks to biologist and naturalist, Charles Darwin. Often referred to as the father of evolution, his research into finches of the Galapagos islands paved the way for new thinking regarding adaptation and evolution. The finches on the Galapagos islands slowly evolved with differently…

How do birds mate

How Do Birds Mate?

Have you ever wondered how birds mate? With so many common bird species living in urban areas, it is not unusual to see birds trying to mate during the springtime. Watching a male bird trying to mount and balance on his mate looks quite messy and awkward, so how do birds reproduce successfully from this…

What do swallows eat

What Do Swallows Eat?

With their compact bodies, tapered tails and neat little beaks, swallows are among the most distinctive birds in the world. Known to frequent gardens, farms and parks, swallows are common across North America and Eurasia. While individual species may have different coloration or live in different habitats, they all have a similar diet. So, what…

why do woodpeckers peck wood

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

Woodpeckers are notorious ‘tree killers’ but have you ever stopped to wonder why woodpeckers peck wood? It sounds like a tongue twister, but it is an important question to ask when it comes to understanding their behaviour. There are three reasons a woodpecker will peck wood; finding food, constructing a nest cavity or to mark…

what do bluebirds eat

What Do Bluebirds Eat?

Bluebirds are brightly coloured songbirds, belonging to a group called thrushes. They are popular with any birdwatcher or garden enthusiast, but they can be difficult to attract to a traditional garden bird feeder. This is in part due to their varying diet, which changes between seasons. They are also quite shy in nature, so are…

what do orioles eat

What Do Orioles Eat?

Orioles are small, brightly coloured birds found in the UK and North America. In the US, there are 8 distinct oriole species, whereas the UK has only one. Unlike most garden birds, orioles are not seed eaters. So, what do orioles eat? This article will discuss their wild diet and what you can feed to…

what do blue jays eat

What Do Blue Jays Eat?

Blue jays are vibrant, beautiful birds but it is not their striking beauty that makes them stand out from the crowd. They are very talented creatures, with several unique abilities that make them a top pick for bird watchers. Many people like to encourage blue jays to their garden bird feeders, so let’s find out…

what do wrens eat

What Do Wrens Eat?

Wrens are skilled at blending in with their environment and it can be tricky to spot them in the wild. This is partly due to their small size and colouring but also because they prefer to stay in dense vegetation. Although it is harder to catch a glimpse of them, their distinct chatter is easily…